The South West’s latest AFL recruits will be settling in to their new homes this week, eager to hit the track and join new teammates. But what does the future look like for our trio going forward? And where will they fit in at their new clubs? Jye Amiss — Fremantle (pick eight) Jye Amiss isn’t the first player recruited to Fremantle in their audacious search for a forward to replace Matthew Pavlich, but Dockers fans are hoping he’s the last. What faces him and the football department is a possible surplus of forward stocks. Matt Taberner holds a long-term lease on the number one forward spot, Josh Treacy has shown more than enough to suggest he deserves a clean run, and the club has invested heavily in more experienced forward Rory Lobb, who doubles as a valuable deputy in the ruck. If fully fit, there is a spot with Sam Sturt’s name on it too. So Amiss might find himself donning Peel’s teal as much as he does purple this season, but a full season at senior level in the WAFL could be the right grounding for his professional career. He does arrive at the club already a “smart forward”, according to Justin Longmuir, and with a body that may only be one pre-season away from being good to go. With the notorious frailty of a key forward, and generally anyone wearing a Dockers jumper, a debut might not be too far away. If form is anything to go by, his deadly accurate boot will also be just the tonic for a Dockers side desperate to fix the kicking woes which saw multiple games slip from their grasp in 2021. Brady Hough — West Coast Eagles (pick 31) Speed. It’s exactly what the Eagles need. Brady Hough possesses heaps of it — with class and poise to match. He joins a club with an ageing list and its fingers clinging to the sill of the premiership window, and a midfield that never boasted a ton of pace anyway. Greg Clark, the hardened 24-year-old midfielder from Subiaco who was taken late in the draft, appears more likely to debut first and be the conduit between the likes of Luke Shuey and Jack Redden with the younger crop. But Redden already looks likely to miss round one, and some speed on the outside is one of their highest priorities. They’re well stocked in the forward-line, but Hough’s opportunity could also come there. West Australian talent expert Mick Ablett said he was a “difficult match-up” with excellent “footy smarts”. It means where he fits on their list could depend on the future of Willie Rioli, the fitness of Jamie Cripps and the development of fellow South West product Isiah Winder. James Tunstill — Brisbane Lions (pick 41) One of the surprises of the draft, Tunstill shot up the draft board to be taken by the Lions having been touted as a later pick. It means they have a real desire for him to be a part of their midfield, and although that might not be straight away, it is an experienced group which the Busselton product can learn from and grow with. The Lions have been knocking on the door of a grand final appearance for years, only slipping up late in September. Dayne Zorko and Lachie Neale leads a midfield group mostly recruited organically through the draft and developed in the Sunshine State, a path Tunstill will be looking to follow. Hugh McCluggage, Cam Rayner and Jarrod Berry will be the blueprint for Tunstill’s success at the club. Ablett also suggests a feature of the midfielder’s game is his eagerness to move the ball forward and his eye for goal. There could be a spot for him as a high half-forward or a rotation player inside 50 in his first year or two, but Tunstill looms as a long-term prospect at the Lions.