Lachlan Weller Fremantle Dockers top draft pick
Date of birth: 23 February 1996
From the Freo recruiters
Lachlan moved to Queensland from Burnie, Tasmania at age 15 after his brother Maverick was picked up by the Gold Coast Suns. He is a classy skillful and smart player with a great side-step and is a regular goal kicker. He finds a lot of the ball and can be influential when he disposes of it. Played on ball and on the wing at the National Championships and averaged 18 disposals. He displayed impressive form in the TAC Cup in his four games, averaging 23.3 disposals. Lachlan played eight games of senior footy for Southport where he averaged 20.4 disposals as a high forward. He was vice captain of the Queensland under 18s, and captain of the AIS on its New Zealand Trip in 2014.
What AFL.com says
Medium midfielder has pace, poise and neat disposal by hand and foot. Won McLean Medal at NAB AFL Under-16 Championships in 2012 and was a NAB AFL Academy Level 2 squad member. Averaged 18 possessions in his three games during the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships. After a month off, impressed in his last game of the season for the Allies against the NAB AFL Academy on Grand Final day until injured. Bone bruising in his leg ruled him out of testing at the NAB AFL Draft Combine. Brother of St Kilda’s Maverick.