Midfielder Michael Barlow says the unheralded nature of Fremantle's grand final line-up has become a strength, helping the club to implement coach Ross Lyon's team-driven game plan.
The Dockers are expected to confront Hawthorn at the MCG on Saturday with just three first-round draft picks.
In the preliminary final win over Sydney last Saturday night, the home team had six players from rookie drafts and one from a pre-season lottery, as well as full-back Zac Dawson, who was recycled by Lyon at St Kilda after being de-listed by the Hawks.
A further three were fourth-round draft selections, four were third-round picks and four, including star midfielders David Mundy and Nat Fyfe and small forward Hayden Ballantyne, were second-round choices.
Barlow, one of the AFL rookie draft's success stories, said the nature of the club's list had become a core strength.
"The real strength of the group is that it is a group," he said.
"Not the 22 that will play this week, the 46 on the list.
"The coaches, the whole list hold each other to account from top to bottom.
"There are not too many first-round draft picks that will be out there for us this weekend.
"I would imagine eight or nine of us were rookie list, pre-season draft kind of players.
"I really like that culture, that dynamic from the aspect that it is not going to be one person every week that you look to in tougher times and in real testing times in games.
"We have learned a lot about players like Zac Clarke this year and Tendai Mzungu that aren't household names but within the fabric of the Fremantle Football Club are held in such high regard for their attitude in the contest and providing what we value."
Barlow said it was the type of list that was well suited to Lyon's style of coaching.
"He doesn't coach talent," Barlow said. "You have to have a certain amount of talent to get in the system and to get in the AFL environment, but if your effort is there and you are trying your hardest to implement what we want to achieve skills will follow.
"Skill errors don't worry him too much. It is application to task and hard work and getting your hands dirty a lot of the time."
The Dockers trained in front of about 6000 fans yesterday morning in damp and blustery conditions at Fremantle Oval.
The side leaves for Melbourne tomorrow.
Aaron Sandilands did light work, while Chris Mayne, Michael Johnson and Luke McPharlin did not hit the training track.
Sandilands said he was fit.
"Generally early on in the week I am doing my recovery inside," he said. "I will be ready to do our main session come Thursday.
"Over the last few weeks it has been more about getting ready to do the main session."
Mayne regularly pulls up sore from games and Johnson was being managed after his first game back from a calf injury.
McPharlin has been nursing calf and groin soreness, but Sandilands said the defender was well.
"He is similar to me, doing all of his recovery stuff indoors today and he will be right to go come Thursday," he said.