Will Hayes has come
into recruiters' calculations with a 2018 campaign that saw him average 26 disposals, four tackles, six handball receives and four inside 50s per game with the Bulldogs state league side.
"He's been on the radar for a few years and I reckon last year he was a bit unlucky to not get picked up," former Hawk and current media commentator Campbell Brown said of Hayes.
"I see him more as a wingman at AFL level, but players like him who read the play really well can also play across half-back.
"He's put in a body of work across three or four years which has been very consistent, so there's not much more he can do to get drafted."