The nephew of Port Adelaide premiership player Dean Brogan is shaping as a potential late bloomer in this year's NAB AFL Draft as clubs search for a project ruckman.

Bailey Griffiths has been training with the Oakleigh Chargers the past two months and will likely make his TAC Cup debut next week for the club after taking the eye of recruiters playing for Marcellin College at school level.

The youngster is 204cm and 103kg and is one of 55 players invited to test at the Victorian state combine in October, having previously played basketball at under-18 level for Vic Metro at last year's national championships.

"He's very, very raw but shows some very good signs, and we've had him in for about seven weeks combining that with his school stuff and trying to fast-track him getting up to speed with the game," Chargers talent manager Craig Notman said.

"One of his biggest things at the moment is transitioning from basketball and learning the caper. His ruckwork is terrific and he's a very aggressive big fella. The way he attacks the ball in the air is a real standout and he has really strong technique in the ruck."