2022 Pocket Profile: Port Adelaide Power

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Writing the Port Adelaide pocket profile is Jack Hudson! Founder of The Inner Sanctum

Port Adelaide has been a big player in the draft in recent years with its first-round selections and 2021 was no different with the selection of Josh Sinn ($157,800 DEF/MID).

The Power also added Hugh Jackson ($117,300 MID), Dante Visentini ($117,300 RUC/FWD), father-son selection Jase Burgoyne ($117,300 DEF/MID), mature recruit Trent Dumont ($349,100 MID) from North Melbourne and forward Jeremy Finlayson ($371,800 FWD) from GWS.

Port should also expect a larger output this year from star youngsters Zak Butters ($443,600 FWD), Xavier Duursma ($391,300 MID) and Connor Rozee ($400,200 FWD) after injury-interrupted campaigns.

The trio should see midfield minutes throughout 2022 which will change the dynamic of how Port’s engine room has worked in recent years.

LOCK

Ollie Wines ($612,600 MID)

The Brownlow Medallist, obviously, had a career best season in 2021, and has helped take significant weight off the shoulders of Travis Boak ($578,500 MID).

Wines was consistent for his coaches last season, scoring tons in 13 of the last 14 rounds of the home and away season, including 161 in the grand final week.

His average disposals went above 30 (32.1) for the first time in his career and if Port is near the top again, so will Wines.

BREAKOUT

Karl Amon ($508,400 MID)

The Power winger has continued to grow into that spot ever since Jared Polec’s departure to North Melbourne at the end of 2018.

However, 2021 was Amon’s best year and was rewarded duly with a spot in the All-Australian squad of 40.

Amon upped his stats in disposals, marks, tackles and inside and rebound 50s.

He scored eight tons in the 2021 campaign which makes him a respectable mid-priced option for 2022.

SMOKEY

Sam Skinner ($123,900 DEF/FWD)

The former Brisbane Lion joined the Power as a delisted free agent at the end of last season after a season with South Adelaide and looks ready to go.

The intercept defender was plagued by injury at his time at the Lions, but dominated at the Panthers, particularly at the back end of the season as they made the finals.

While the Power’s defence is well equipped with the likes of Tom Jonas, Trent McKenzie and Aliir Aliir, Skinner could find his way into the line-up and do some serious damage.

Don’t consider his scores for the Lions as they were in the forward line. See his damage in the SANFL.

ROOKIE

Josh Sinn ($157,800 DEF/MID)

This kid is ready to rock and roll and may find himself in the round one line-up at the Gabba.

Sinn is a must-have rookie on the first basis that he’ll play, and coach Ken Hinkley has been known to give the kids a run.

He can play both in the midfield and off half-back and shown tremendous ability to break lines and run and carry. 

AVOID

Robbie Gray ($455,500 FWD)

A SuperCoach favourite of the past, but the Power superstar is finally slowing down.

He has proven time and time again he can bring out the clutch moments, but he fell back to his 2019 average.

Gray’s disposals numbers were down to its lowest total since 2013 (excl. 2020) as he was mostly utilised up forward.

While he did produce three consecutive tons before going down with injury against Gold Coast, they’re not enough to rely on this former SuperCoach animal.

He can certainly be an x-factor in draft competitions, but not in the classic SuperCoach mode.

Thanks for the write up, Jack! You can follow Jack on Twitter here, and make sure you head over to the Inner Sanctum and take a look at all the articles and podcasts they have to offer on various different sports and topics.


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PiemanDave

Great write up, Jack! I think Port got an absolute bargain in Josh Sinn, given that many draft experts were talking him up as a Top 5 contender at the start of 2022. I really like the look of Butters. Looked set to dominate prior to his injury in 2021. Could really be something this year.

PiemanDave

2021, not 2022 for Sinn.

Russty

Giday Dave, I watched Sinn’s highlights and he looks like an absolute gun, way better than Wanganeen Milera if anyone was trying to choose between the 2.

Catzilla aka Chungus Schmelling

Nice one, Jack!
Muchly appreciated the info on Skinner 👍
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Lekdog

Want me to tweet the code out?

Catzilla aka Chungus Schmelling

Oh yeeeeeah!!!
Thanks Lek 👌

PhantasyFantom

Not convinced that Skinner will play early unless someone is injured in addition to Aliir, Jonas and McKenzie Port also have DBJ, Jones, Houston, Clurey, Burton & Bonner moving through that backline and Frederick is probably next cab off the rank.