If you go off the Afl website article it says that both mumford and clarke cant be dfas as both have had a year out of the game. But both are waiting to get afl approval on a new rule in which former afl listed players can sign as cat a rookies between dec 1 and march 15. It says there is a bit of confusion around the rule but the rule was originally brought in to help clubs cover for a sudden retirement or a serious long term injury. So apprantly clarke will have to nominate for the draft if the afl dont deem him or us eligible for this rule.
He's further ahead in his development than say what Pyke was for Sydney. If it came to the crunch and we had no choice to play Draper I think he could hold his own providing the team gave him structure e.g he's pretty decent at centre bounces, go forward where possible, if in the backline do not be a link up player nor do you kick.
It's a back up ruck so I can't say I really care but I'd take Campbell over Clarke and he's a competitor around the ground and competent enough VFL forward. Clarke on the other hand really only ever played forward in AFL and second ruck. Even when the opportunity presented to send Sandi to pasture Clarke found himself delisted.
To put his WAFL numbers into context are they not the same as Draper's? To the extent they're not I bet it's even over the second half of the season when Draper started playing 70% on ball (or a clear majority of game time).
Not saying that Clarke doesn't have a role to play, he's physically mature and AFL experienced but I wouldn't be getting too carried away. He's also about 1 year younger than Bellchambers.