Western Bulldogs forward Mitch Wallis believes number one draft pick Jamarra Ugle-Hagan can be a star of the competition for a long time.
Speaking on SEN Mornings, Wallis said Ugle-Hagan has commenced training with the Dogs and is looking very good on the track.
“He was one of the poor buggers that got caught out with a COVID test but he’s alright now. He trained Monday and he trained really well,” Wallis said.
“We’ve had a few training sessions together over Christmas with the skipper (Marcus Bontempelli) as well, and he (Ugle-Hagan) just applies himself really well.
“Obviously he’s got a long, raking left boot and can jump. I’m really excited about what he’s going to bring to the team not just this season but for the next 10-15 years.
“I think he’s going to be a star of the competition, he’s just go to find his way at the club and knock the walls down to get into the forward line because a few other big boys are up there as well.
“It’ll be competitive for him to get a game, but I think he’s got it in him.”
Wallis also spoke of the depth the Bulldogs will have in the midfield this year with the recent addition of former Collingwood on-baller Adam Treloar.
“We have got so much depth which is really exciting because it’s going to keep everyone on their toes,” Wallis said.
“I know some of the guys that are going to go through there will have to adapt because you can’t always play guys in only three positions.
“We’ll have to deal with that, but I think it’s going to be a really big positive with how much depth we’ve got and how challenging it’s going to be for the opposition.”
The Bulldogs will begin their 2021 AAMI Community series against reigning premiers Richmond in Albury on February 27.