Zac Butters is a creative small forward who was drafted by Port Adelaide during the 2018 NAB AFL Draft. Butters averaged 20 disposals, four tackles and four clearances for the Western Jets and was regarded as having a high impact per disposal in season 2018.
With a high skill-level and noted as having exceptional football IQ, Butters played primarily on the wing but is known to be crafty close to goal. He was also one of just two drafted midfielders to rate elite for both score involvements and intercept possessions in the TAC CUP. Butters displayed his class, poise, smarts and outside run during the National Championships which caught the eye of recruiters.
The 18-year-old has drawn comparisons with Fremantle pest Hayden Ballantyne, if not for his style of play, at least for his ability to get under the skin of opponents.
Since making his debut in round 1 of 2019, Butters has impressed the AFL industry with his speed, agility and clean ball use.