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Why Power young gun sat in on club's draft night process


Port Adelaide young gun Zak Butters is eyeing off a career in the recruiting and draft space later in life.

The 21-year-old was at the Power’s table on night one of the 2021 National Draft, getting a first-hand view at the process.

While he admits he “wasn’t doing a whole lot” on the night, he is excited to continue learning about the craft.

“I’ve always been interested in the draft, growing up I watched it closely and watched the under 18 games on TV and stuff and I love footy,” Butters told SEN SA Drive.

“Especially now being in the system when I have so much access to recruiters and I always talk to them about some kids and get their thoughts.

“I’m pretty interested in it and I was in Melbourne at the time and we had a pretty high pick so I thought it would be cool to be along for the experience and whoever we drafted on the night get to know them and welcome them to the club.

“It’s probably a space I’d like to get into in the future, something I’ll hopefully get into with the club in the next few years and doing a bit more stuff in that area.”

Port Adelaide selected Sandringham Dragons defender Josh Sinn with pick 12, before selecting Hugh Jackson, Dante Visentini and Jase Burgoyne on night two.

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