Fremantle have taken Luke Ryan with their fourth draft pick. Ryan is a 185cm midfielder from Victoria.
The damaging defender has come from relative obscurity after starting the VFL season in Coburg's development team. Ryan soon forced his way into the senior side and was the only mature-age player invited to the NAB AFL Draft Combine, which requires at least five nominations from League clubs. However, shoulder surgery ruled the 20-year-old out of testing. A good reader of the play and clever interceptor, Ryan took 12 marks - five contested - and had 29 touches in his senior VFL debut against Box Hill.