Former Melbourne ruckman Paul Johnson knows he is only an outside chance of getting onto Hawthorn's rookie list but will give his all at training after being called out to join the side's training squad at the 2010 NAB AFL Rookie Draft.

"Paul still wants to have the opportunity to play AFL football," Johnson's manager Adam Ramanauskas said.

"He knows it's only a slight chance, but he just wants to give it his best shot and see how it goes.

"He's a mature guy, he understands the way AFL football works, but he still thinks he can play senior footy. He's keen to give it one last crack."