AFL Draft 2020: West Coast Eagles pick up Luke Edwards and Isiah Winder

West Coast looked interstate with their first draft pick, picking Luke Edwards, the two-time Premier League son and 321-game Crows legend, Tyson.

And after a long wait for their opening pick, the Eagles followed closely with the Bunbury runabout Isiah Winder with pick 57.

Adelaide, widely viewed as a first-round draft pick prior to the COVID shutdown, announced to Edwards that they would not be taking him as a father and son draft pick last month.

The Eagles advanced with pick 52.

Edwards appeared late last year when he appeared in the National Championships with South Australia at the age of 17.

He was stationed back for much of the carnival, where he demonstrated his ability to read the game and hit targets under pressure.

Luke Edwards and his father Tyson.
Camera iconLuke Edwards and his father Tyson.

He averaged 18.8 disposals, 4.3 points, 3.3 tackles and 2.7 rebounds per game.

When Edwards got the chance to run through midfield, he showed his ability to get the ball out of the interruptions and pass it to outside runners.

The Eagles used their second pick of the night to pick the Peel Thunder product, Winder.


The Eaton Boomers product from Bunbury was recognized in the WAFL Colts Team of the Year with an average of 28 possessions, 6.5 marks, five tackles and three Inside 50s, most of which play in the midfield.

Isiah Winder.
Camera iconIsiah Winder. Recognition: Jackson Flindell/.The Sunday Times

The 18-year-old also played three league games in various positions, including a striker and a center-back.

West Coast passed on their remaining picks.



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