The Sydney Swans have selected Dylan Stephens with pick five at the 2019 AFL Draft.
Medium midfielder who is a prolific ball-winner and creative user of the ball by both hand and foot. He played predominantly on a wing in the early matches of the 2019 AFL Under-18 Championships before starring on the inside in the final match against the Allies, gathering 33 disposals in a best-on-ground performance. A penetrating left-footer, he averaged 23.8 disposals and 4.8 tackles across the 2019 AFL Under-18 Championships and was rewarded with 2019 AFL Under-18 All Australian honours. He also progressed to play some excellent football at senior level with Norwood averaging, 18.2 disposals and 4.6 tackles in 12 matches.
What they said
"We've watched him closely for a couple of years now. He can play both inside and outside. He's played a lot of senior footy at Norwood and played with distinction there. He will really add to our midfield and that was a focus with us for that selection." (Sydney Swans General Manager - Recruiting and List Strategy Kinnear Beatson)