FOR THE SEVENTH time in the club’s history, Melbourne has utilised the father-son selection process to secure Taj Woewdoin at the National Draft.
Woewodin nominated the Demons as his club of choice after his dad, Shane, played 138 of his 200 AFL games in the red and blue between 1997 and 2002.
While the 18-year-old has AFL royalty in his veins with his namesake winning the 2000 Brownlow Medal, he will be looking to forge his own path at the top level and possesses plenty of attributes to help him do just that.
Woewodin, who averaged 23 disposals per game for East Fremantle in the WAFL Colts this season, developed his inside and outside game as a midfielder, as well as booting nine goals up forward and gaining experience running off half-back.
The versatile Western Australian topped his state’s draft combine in the 20m sprint, demonstrating the speed he has at his disposal, and looks to be a great acquisition at pick No.65.
This selection came after the Demons were involved in two pick swaps, helping them land Adelaide's future third round pick and St Kilda's future fourth round pick.