West Coast pounced on top mid-season draft prospect Ryan Maric with Pick 1 before Hawthorn spoiled the Giants’ plans and Port Adelaide added some surprise sparkle to their midfield.
Thirteen players on Wednesday night were given AFL lifelines via the 2023 mid-season draft, with 10 clubs adding to their list.
As expected, Gippsland Power forward Ryan Maric was taken by the Eagles with the first pick.
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Two years ago, Maric weighed 107kg and was playing country football for Drouin as a forward in the Gippsland League. Now, Maric (193cm, 83kg) is on West Coast’s list.
Maric revealed he would fly to Perth and join the Eagles on Thursday.
“It’s pretty crazy, it’s still sinking in. I don’t know what to think at the moment,” Maric told Fox Footy’s…