Speaking to North Melbourne’s website, the Kangaroos’ recruiting manager Mark Finnigan was thrilled to bring a player of Edwards’ capabilities to the club.
“We are really excited to bring Jacob to North and look forward to seeing him develop in the coming years,” Finnigan said.
“He fills a need on our list at 202cm, and gives us flexibility as a key forward or ruckman – both positions he’s excelled at in NAB League and school footy.
“His contested marking has been a strength, he reads the play well and his kicking ability for his size, in general play or for goal, is a real asset.”
He joins Jack Mahony and Will Walker as fellow former Dragons on the Kangaroos’ list.
Heath will remain in the familiar surrounds of St Kilda’s facility at RSEA Park, but no-longer as a Dragon.
The 204-centimetre ruckman was taken with the Saints’ first selection at pick seven and now has the opportunity to develop his ruck craft alongside Rowan Marshall, a player who he models his game off of.
Heath will be the third former Dragon to join St Kilda’s list, along with 2019 Dragons captain Ryan Byrnes, and Max King.