Port Adelaide recruit Trent Dumont believes his best footy is ahead of him after being delisted by North Melbourne.
Dumont was handed an AFL lifeline by the Power, snapping up the wingman with pick No.14 in last week’s National Rookie Draft.
The 26-year-old admits his role was “a bit blurred” at the Kangaroos.
“I did feel like my best footy was elsewhere,” Dumont told Sportsday.
“My role within the team was a bit blurred at the time.
“I sat down with ‘Nobes’ (David Noble) and Brady Rawlings at the end of the year and they asked me if I felt my best footy was elsewhere – and I did.
“That was how that all came to fruition.”
Dumont will have a dual wing-inside midfield role at the Power and will be given a greater licence to get up and down the ground.
“The change that Nobes made this year was I wasn’t really allowed inside 50 to make my man accountable,” the former Roos vice-captain said.
“I did watch a lot of Port in the second half of the year because I was looking at clubs that I would potentially like to play for – Port was one of them.
“The way their wingers run the lanes and get up and down the ground, that’s how I’ve played on the wing in the past.”
Dumont overcame a calf injury to make 14 senior appearances in his final season at Arden Street, finishing on 113 games in the blue and white.
The Norwood premiership player was selected with pick No.30 in the 2013 National Draft.