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Draftee watch: How are the new SUNS tracking?

       - Gold Coast Suns,Izak Rankine,Jack Lukosius,Ben King,Caleb Graham,Jez McLennan

All of the SUNS' draftees have made strong impressions, both on and off the field.

Izak Rankine has shown glimpses he can run better than he was given credit for prior to being drafted and looked lively in a match simulation on Friday.

Rankine's fellow South Australian Jack Lukosius has made steady progress as a key forward, while Victorian Ben King has looked right at home as a key defender with his impressive closing speed and courage in the marking contest.

Jez Mclennan has fitted in well with the playing group so far and shown why the club was so keen to trade up for him with his intercepting abilities shining through in match simulation drills.

Meanwhile Caleb Graham has slotted in with the defenders and is improving his craft daily. It’s unlikely he’ll push for a round one debut but building early NEAFL form will be his priority.

The standout
From the small snippets of match simulation, King has shown enough to suggest he'll play more than a few games in his first year.

On track for round one
Izak Rankine