Few Fox Footy pundits pre-season had a lot of faith in Port Adelaide.
In fact of the 28 experts surveyed prior to Round 1, only four tipped Ken Hinkley’s side to finish inside the top eight.
Nearly three months later and the Power, off the back of a club-record nine-game winning streak, are not only primed to return to September this year, they’re in an excellent position to finish inside the top four, potentially even earn a crucial home preliminary final.
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Yet the Power’s resurgence is a result of a unique yet shrewd list build that’s been built around three key pillars, drafting in clusters and trading in ready-made key-position talent.
Remarkably, the build has included just one top-10 pick – a darn good one at that, too, in Connor Rozee in…