AFTER lapping up the excitement of being drafted onto an AFL list, Daniel Turner’s focus quickly shifted.

The Demons’ newest addition had to pack up his life in Albury and make a swift move to Melbourne, where he has just begun the first chapter of his professional football career.

“It’s been a whirlwind; I’ve got to get used to the traffic and all that here,” Turner told Melbourne Media.

“It’s a big change, but it’s all just been crazy these last few days.”

Adding to the challenge was his car boot which failed to open, meaning he had to pack light for his orientation with the red and blue.

Since arriving at his new home last week, Turner, who is unfamiliar with the buzz of a big city, has been thrown another curveball: his first hard lockdown.

“I’m not used to it – can’t really do much,” he said.

“But I’m keen to get out of lockdown and get out and see the city.”

When that time comes for the 19-year-old to do some exploring, he will have two handy tour guides at his disposal.

Turner has moved in with Luke Jackson and Trent Rivers – at Angus Brayshaw’s family home – to help him settle into life down south.

“It’s been unreal – they’ve welcomed me in real well,” he said.

“It’s a great set-up with the Brayshaws there – I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

To hear more from the Dees’ intercept defender, watch the video below.

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