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The AFL National Draft and Rookie Draft were held in late November. All the selections are listed below by team so readers can scroll to their favorites. The listings are as follows: the first number is the selection, followed by player name, (junior club), age, height and weight, in metric with the conversions in ( ), and position. Many players tested at the draft combine. Twenty meters is 65 feet and 2 kilometers is 1.24 miles. Many also represented their state at the national tournament which is referred to here as the U-18's.

ADELAIDE

17) MAX MICHALAMEY (Norwood, SANFL), 18, 190 (6'1"), 78 (171), medium defender
Disciplined and team-oriented, uses his reach and speed with great effectiveness against opposition forwards, runs well and uses the ball well. Represented South Australia at the U-18's and was best on ground against the Allies and Vic Country, winning All-Australian honors. Played three senior games for Norwood. Has already signed with the Crows as a father-son selection as his father John was a four-time premiership player with Norwood and played over 200 games. Showed his athletic prowess at the draft combine with 3.03 seconds for the 20 meter (65 ft) sprint and 6:30 minutes for the 2km (1.24 miles) time trial.

43) WILL DOWLING North Adelaide, SANFL), 18, 187 (6'), 80 (1767), medium midfielder

Consistent ball winner who excels at stoppages, has clean hands, is creative and a good decision maker to set up teammates. Was a consistent player for SA at the U-18's. Showed his endurance at the draft combine with 6:21 for the 2km time trial which ranked eighth overall nationally.

50) HUGH BOND (GW Rebels), 18,185 (5'9"), 82 (180), medium midfielder
Strong and a prolific ball winner, was a junior rower at national level. Excellent at stoppages and knows how to find space in tight situations. Excellent endurance and was runner-up in the Rebels' best and fairest award.

ROOKIE
5) ANDREW MCPHERSON
McPherson, 23, debuted in the COVID-interrupted 2020 and has played 28 games. He injured his PCL in an SANFL match in July of 2022 and was ruled out for the rest of the season. The club delisted him, but always with the intention of redrafting him as a rookie.

21) PAUL SEEDSMAN
Seedman, 30, was originally drafted by Collingwood where he played 49 games. He was traded to the Crows at the end of 2015 and played a further 83 games. He played every game in 2021 but suffered a concussion during the 2022 preseason. The lingering issues kept the reliable defender sidelined for the entire season and the Crows delisted him but were always committed to redrafting him as a rookie.

BRISBANE

2) WILL ASHCROFT (Sandringham), 18, 181 (5'8"), 78 (171), midfielder
Super professional and was a dominant player throughout the season with Sandringham, Vic Metro, the AFL Academy team and Brisbane's VFL team. Won the Larke Medal as best on ground at the U-18's, was named captain of the NAB AFL National Championships All-Australian team, captain of the NAB League team of the year, captain of the Sandringham Dragons premiership team and was best on ground medal in the NAB League Grand Final. Will join the Lions under the father-son rule as his father Marcus was a member of Brisbane's three-peat premiership teams.

12) JASPA FLETCHER (Brisbane Lions Academy), 18, 183 (5'8"), 76 (167), medium midfielder
Composed with ball in hand and can weave through traffic. Had an outstanding season and was named All-Australian at the U-18's playing for the Allies. Won the Hunter Harrison Medal as the best and fairest player in the Academy series playing for the Brisbane Lions Academy. Is the son of former AFL star Adrian Fletcher, who played 231 matches for Geelong, St Kilda, Fremantle and the Brisbane Lions, but was eligible only for Brisbane under the father-son rules.

ROOKIE
SHADEAU BRAIN (Brisbane Lions Academy), 18, 186 (5'9"), 80 (176), medium forward
Mercurial ability to win the ball in the air and at ground level. Kicked three goals for the Allies at the U-18's tournament and was one of the best on ground against Vic Metro. Selected by Brisbane as a Category B rookie.

15) RYAN LESTER
Lester, 30, has been a staple in the side for a decade, capable of playing defense, forward and midfield. He managed only one game in 2022 and has played 161 games for the Lions.

29) NAKIA COCKATOO
Nakia, 26, was originally drafted by Geelong in 2014 and played 24 games for the Cats. The midfielder's last two years at Geelong were ruined by hamstring and knee injuries and he was eventually traded to Brisbane at the end of 2020\. He has played 15 games for Lions.

CARLTON

11) OLIVER HOLLANDS (Murray Bushrangers), 18, 183 (5'8"), 71 (156), medium midfielder
Has elite aerobic capacity, footy smarts, excellent work rate and is a prolific ball winner. Brought all of these skills to Vic Country to win All-Australian selection and was named Geelong Grammar's best and fairest as well as Murray's. At the draft combine he ranked equal first with 5:54 minutes for the 2km time trial. His brother Elijah was a Rising Star nominee for Gold Coast in 2022.

30) LACHLAN COWAN (Tasmanian Devils), 18, 187 (6'), 81 (178), medium defender
Strong, powerful and is an excellent interceptor, a long kick and runs the ball out of defense very well.
Represented the Allies at the U-18's and won All-Australian selection. Was co-winner of the Morrish Medal (U-18 equivalent of the Brownlow).

32) JAXON BINNS (Dandenong), 18, 182 (5'8"), 69 (152), midfielder
A running machine who is also a good ball winner and is good in the air. Represented Vic Country at the U-18's and was named All-Australian. Showed his athleticism at the draft combine with his with his 8.18 seconds for the agility test ranked second overall, while his 6 minutes flat for the 2km time trial was third.

47) HARRY LEMMEY (West Adelaide, SANFL), 18, 200 (6'4"), 95 (209), tall forward/defender
Very mobile at ground level for his size and can take a turn in the ruck. A member of the AFL Academy and represented SA at the U-18's. Athletic, uses the ball well by hand and foot, and is strong in the air.

ROOKIE
10) ED CURNOW
Curnow, 33, has played 204 games, the most on the current list. He has won two best clubman awards and is a life member of the club. He has been a midfield stalwart and a fan favorite, missing just one game between 2018-2021. A knee injury cut his 2022 season short.

COLLINGWOOD

19) EDWARD ALLAN (Claremont, WAFL), 18, (6'2"), 83 (182), tall midfielder
Despite missing most of the season due to a back injury, was still selected for one game for WA at the U-18's. Has speed and can kick the ball a long way, as evidenced with a goal on the run from 50 meters (55 yards). Is a good ball winner and tested well at the draft combine, ranking first nationally with 2.81 seconds for the 20 meter sprint. The son of former Hawthorn and Fremantle player Ben Allan and has plenty of scope for development.

28) JAKOB RYAN (Glenelg, SANFL), 18, 189 (6'), 79 (174), medium defender
Athletic and versatile, he can play wing and forward as well, Strong in the air, has footy smarts and wins the ball and uses it well. Was a dominant player in Glenelg's U-18 premiership win. Represented SA at the U-18's and was one of the best on ground in several games. Showed his speed and endurance at the draft combine with 3.01 seconds in the 20 meter (65 ft) sprint) and 6:15 seconds for the 2km time trial.

48) JOE RICHARDS (Wangaretta Magpies), 23, 176 (5'6"), 71 (156), small forward/midfielder
Played for the Murray Bushrangers in the NAB League five years ago but moved to Wangaretta in the Ovens and Murray League where he developed into a premier midfielder. Kicked 11 goals in just his third senior game and finished with 29 goals from 11 games. Has won three best and fairest awards in the past four seasons and was best on ground in a match against Goulburn Valley and an second in the league's best and fairest award. Has speed, power, agility and is a fine kick. At the draft combine, he posted 3.03 seconds for the 20 meter sprint and 8.44 seconds for the agility test.

16) COOPER MURLEY (Collingwood), 19, 178 (5'7"), 67 (148), midfield/forward
Drafted in 2021, he never played a senior game. Has speed, endurance and wins the ball well.

ESSENDON

5) ELIJAH TSATAS (Oakleigh), 18, 189 (5'9"), 79 (174), medium midfielder
Prolific ball winner and can weave his way through traffic. Starred for Oakleigh early in the season before a foot injury after representing Australia for the AFL Academy. Returned later in the year to win Oakleigh's best and fairest award. Was one of Vic Metro's best in their U-18 tournament premiership win. Tested well at the draft combine.

25) LEWIS HAYES (Eastern Ranges), 18, 197 (6'3"), 81 (178), tall defender
Excellent interceptor, uses the ball well and is a smooth mover. Represented Vic Metro at the U-18's.The younger brother of Port Adelaide ruckman Sam Hayes.

45) ALWYN DAVEY, JNR (Oakleigh), 18, 181 (5;8), 77 (169), small forward/midfielder
Wins the ball well, is clever near goal and has great speed and elusiveness. Was a classy performer for Vic Metro at the U-18's and was an influential player for Oakleigh. The son of former Bomber Alwyn Davey.

54) JAYDEN DAVEY (Oakleigh), 18, 179 (5'7"), 79 (174), small midfielder forward
Brother of Alwyn Jr. Suffered an ACL injury after showing enormous promise last year. Was part of the Flying Boomerangs program alongside his brother in 2019, which helps prepare Indigenous players for potential AFL careers. Has speed and agility. Played alongside his brother at Xavier College.

ROOKIE
4) RHETT MONTGOMERIE (Central District, SANFL), 22, 187 6'), 87 (191), medium defender
Had a breakout season at senior level. His speed and agility was evident at the draft combine with 3.01 seconds for the 20 meter (65 ft) sprint (fastest at the SA combine) and his 8.2 seconds for the agility test ranked fourth.

ANTHONY MUNKARA (West Adelaide, SANFL), 18, 187 (6'), 81 (178), medium forward
A promising player from the Tiwi Islands, caught the eye AFL scouts when he kicked nine goals in a school football game. Was a member of the 2022 NAB AFL Academy. Showed some brilliance in an U-18 games against Collingwood's VFL side early in the 2022 season. Injury interrupted his season. Is eligible to join Essendon under Next Generation Academy rules. His 2.96 seconds for 20 meter (65 ft) at the draft combine showcased his natural speed.

FREMANTLE

33) HUGH DAVIES (Claremont, WAFL), 18, 196 (6'3"), 90 (198), tall defender
Rated as the second best defender at the WAFL Colts behind Jedd Busslinger. Wins the ball well and uses it well, is a strong mark (catch o the ball). Is composed and a good decision maker. Represented WA at the U-18's. Reads the play well, has agility and clean hands.

41) TOM EMMETT (Sturt, SANFL), 21, 187 (6'), 88 (193), medium forward
Powerfully built and impressed in his 14 games with Sturt and won the best emerging talent award. HIs 8.16 seconds in the agility test at the South Australis state combine ranked first. Also placed fourth for endurance, posting 6:33 minutes for the 2km (1.24 miles) time trial.

42) MAX KNOBEL (Gippsland Power), 18, 206 (6'6"), 91 (200), ruckman
Still developing and learning the ruck craft but shows potential. Vic Country's leading ruck at the U-18's. The son of former AFL ruckman Trent Knobel, who played with the Brisbane Lions, St Kilda and Richmond across a 75-game AFL career and is now part of the coaching panel with the Power.

57) COREY WAGNER (North Melbourne/Melbourne), 25, 180 (5'11"), 74 ()163), midfielder
Originally drafted ion 2015, he3 played 8 games for North and 11 games for the Demons.

ROOKIE
JOSH DRAPER (Peel Thunder, WAFL), 18, 197 (6'3"), 93 (204), forward/defender
Athletic with a strong leap. Illness and an ankle injury interrupted his season, but he managed a return late in the year to be a member of Peel's U-18 premiership side and represent WA at the U-18'a. Placed in the top three for both the running and standing vertical jumps at the draft combine. Selected from Fremantle's Next Generation Academy.

13) LIAN REIDY (Frankston), 22, 204, 102, ruck/forward
A former basketball player who was Frankston's first choice ruckman. Did well against AFL listed rucks like Ivan Soldo, Callum Coleman-Jones, Callum Sinclair and Matthew Flynn.

CONRAD WILLIAMS (Fremantle Next Generation Academy), 18, 185 (5'9"), 63 139), wing, defender
Classy runner who is creative when he has the ball and has good evasive skills. Will need to add some size and strength to compete with larger opponents. Played for the Claremont Colts junior team and represented WA at the U-18's.

GEELONG

8) JHYE CLARK (Geelong Falcons), 18, 181 (5'8"), 76 (167), midfielder
Has a hard edge, attacks the ball strongly disposes of it well by hand and foot. Won the Larke Medal as the best player in Division One at the U-18 tournament, won Vic Country's MVP award and All-Australian honors. Also won the Falcons best and fairest award and was named in the NAB League team of the year.

52) PHOENIX FOSTER (Norwood, SANFL),18, 197 (6'3'), 88 (193), tall ruck/forward
Has very good mobility for his size and is strong in the air. Was one of the best against the Allies at the U-18's tournament.

ROOKIE
32) OSCA RICCARDI (Geelong Falcons), 18, 177 (5'8"), 65 (143), small midfielder
Has footy smarts, uses the ball well and is a gut runner. Played some senior football with Geelong's VFL side. Showed his athleticism at the draft combine with 6.17 minutes for the 2km time trial and 3.02 seconds for the 20 meter sprint. The son of former Cat Peter.

18) OSCAR MURDOCH (Geelong Falcons), 18, 190, 91
Versatile in that he can play on both tall and small forwards. Is strong in the air, but needs to work on disposal as he can turn it over at times. Represented Vic Country at the U-18's.

28) OLIVER SESTAN (Mansfield, Goulburn Valley Football League), 18, 186, medium forward
Deadly shot for goal as evidenced when he kicked 24 goals in one game. Has power and kicked a total of 53 goals for the season.

TED CLOHESY (Geelong Falcons, Geelong Academy), 18, 184 (5'9"), 76 (167), midfielder
Ball winning bull who attacks both ball and man intensely. Has an excellent work rate but needs to improve his kicking skills. Was a consistent player for the Falcons and represented Vic Country at the U'18's.

GOLD COAST

6) BAILEY HUMPHREY (Gippsland Power), 18, 185 (5'9), 86 (189), medium forward midfielder
Attacks the ball with power and excels at stoppages. Kicks well on the right and left and is very crafty near goal. Dominated with Gippsland before a knee injury midseason which ruled him out of the Nationals midseason but returned and played some exciting football. Kicked 21 goals to finish third in the Morrish Medal (U-18 Brownlow equivalent) and was named to the MAB League team of the year. Played for Vic Country against Vic Metro and was one of the most dangerous forwards on the ground. Missed the draft combine testing due to a thigh injury.

ROOKIE
7) CONOR BLAKELY (Fremantle)
Blakely, 26, was originally drafted by the Dockers in 2015 and played 78 games. He was delisted at the end of 2021 and redrafted as a rookie. However, he was never able to cement a place in the midfield and was again delisted. with the Suns throwing him a lifeline.

23) JAKE STEIN (GWS), 195 (6'2"), 96 (211), defender
After junior career in athletics, GWS signed him as a Category B rookie in 2017. He was delisted at the end of 2029 and relisted as a rookie. He has been added as a rookie yet again.

LLOYD JOHNSTON (Northern Territory Thunder), 18, 185 (5'9), 76 (167), medium defender
Exciting indigenous player who is excellent in the air and has breakaway speed out of defense. Loves to run and carry to provide rebound for his team. Represented the Allies at the u-18's and played two games for the Suns in the VFL. Showed his speed at the draft combine with 2.95 seconds for the 20m (65 ft) sprint). Selected through the Next Generation Academy rules.

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

1) AARON CADMAN (GWS Rebels), 19, 195 (6'2"), 91 (200), tall forward
is strong in the air with a vice-like grip. Was a stand-out for Vic Country at the Under-18 championships. Won selection in the All-Australian team after kicking 10 goals at the championships, including three goals in the deciding match against Vic Metro, when he was one of the most influential players on the ground. Was outstanding for the GWV Rebels, winning the club’s best and fairest award after kicking 34 goals. His time of 6:32 for the 2km tine trial at the draft combine showed his excellent endurance and competitiveness.

16) HARRY ROWSTON (GWS Academy, Calder Cannons),18, 182 (5'8"), 81 (178), medium midfielder/forward
Good user of the ball and was outstanding for GWS and Calder as well as the Allies at the U-18's, winning the Allies MVP award and All-Australian selection. Is excellent at stoppages and is a good kick for goal. Did well at the draft combine: 3.03 seconds for the 20 meter sprint, 8:33 minutes for the 2km time trial and in 8.3 seconds for the agility test.

21) DARCY JONES (Swan Districts, WAFL), 18, 174 (5'5"), 63 (139), small midfielder
Quick and skillful with footy smarts. Represented WA at the U-118's and won All-Australian honors. Progressed well at the District and played three senior games. Despite just six games at junior level, he won the club best and fairest award. Showed his athleticisms and speed at the draft combine, smashing the agility record with 7.70 seconds, equal first for the standing vertical jump with 75 cm (30"), placed fifth for the 20 meter (65 ft) sprint with 2.91 seconds.

22) MAX GRUZEWSKI (Oakleigh), 18, 193 (6'2"), 84 (185)
Competitive with excellent aerial skills and uses the ball well. Can play both defense and forward. Played for Vic Metro at the U-18's with one his goals coming after a spectacular mark (catch of the ball) which showed his natural talent.

34) TOBY MCMULLIN (Sandringham Dragons), 18, 182 (5'8"), 83 (182), medium forward/midfielder
Has footy smarts and is a powerful kick. Represented Vic Country at the U-18 tournament. Played his best game in the NAB premiership win. Did well at the draft combine - 2.88 seconds in the 20 meter (65 ft) sprint and 8.28 seconds for the agility test. Son of former Essendon player Ian McMullin.

ROOKIE
3) PHIL DAVIS
The veteran defender has suffered a range of knee and soft tissue injuries since 2019. He ruptured a hamstring tendon in July of 2022 and missed the rest of the season. He has played 192 games. Originally drafted by Adelaide in 2008, he played 18 games for the Crows before joining the Giants as an uncontracted player in 2011.

ROOKIE
JASON GILLBEE (Bendigo), 18, 191 (6'1"), 78 (171), tall midfielder
Rangy and versatile, he can play wing and in defense. A prolific ball winner and is strong in one-on-one contests and is willing to take the game on with his good running. Represented the Allies at the U-18's and was one of the best on ground against South Australia and West Australia. Very competitive and has good endurance, ranking equal first with 5:24 in the 2 km time trial at the draft combine. Selected as a Category B rookie.

NICHOLAS MADDEN (GWS Academy), 18, 204 (6'5"), 112 (246), ruckman
Well-developed and can impose himself in games. Does well with second efforts and can hit the scoreboard. Played two senior games in the VFL and represented the Allies at the U-18 tournament. The Giants were able to select him under the AFL Academy rules.

HAWTHORN

7) CAMERON MACKENZIE (Sandringham), 18, 188 (6'), 83 (182), medium midfielder
Has speed to burst away from stoppages, can win the contested ball and has good vision and neat disposal skills to set up teammates. Was a member of Vic Metro's premiership side at the U-18's and was named All-Australian as well as Sandy's premiership side in the NAB League.

18) |JOSH WEDDIE (Oakleigh), 18, 192 (6'1"), 91 (200), tall defender
Speedy running defender who intercepts well and is strong in the contests. Impressive for Vic Metro at the U-18's and won All-Australian selection. Has elite athletic capacity which was on show at the draft combine, ranking second with a vertical jump of 90cm almost 3 ft). His 2.94 for the 20 meter sprint (65 ft) and 6:03 minutes seconds in the 2km (1,24 miles) were also impressive.

37) HENRY HUSTWAITE(Dandenong), 18, (6'2"), 82 (180), tall defender/midfielder
Composed when he has the ball and uses it well by hand and foot. Represented Vic Country at the U-18's. HIs testing at the draft combine was cut short due to an ankle injury late in the season.

51) BAILEY MACDONALD (Oakleigh), 18, 182 (5'8"). 74 (163), wingman/halfback
Has dazzling speed to break the lines. Represented Vic Metro and was a member of their U-18 premiership team.

46) JACK O'SULLIVAN (Oakleigh), 18, 177 (5'6"), 71 (156), small midfielder/forward
Represented Vic Country, but had his season interrupted due to a shoulder injury. Did well at the draft combined with his running vertical jump of 89 cm (35")ranking fourth overall, Showed his speed with 3.02 seconds for the 20 meter (65 ft) sprint) and endurance with 8:32 minutes for the 2km time trial.

ROOKIE
6) SEAMUS MITCHELL (Hawthorn), 20, 181, 5'8"), 79 (174), forward
Suffered a string of injuries in his draft year of 2020 and has yet to make his senior debut.

JOSHUA BENNETTS (Eastern Ranges, Hawthorn Academy), 18, 178 (5'7"), 75 (165), midfielder, forward
Uses the ball well and has footy smarts. A good decision maker, is strong in the air and a reliable kick for goal.

MELBOURNE

15) MATTHEW JEFFERSON (Oakleigh Chargers), 18, 195 (6'2"), 94 (185), tall forward
Catches the ball well on the lead or in contested situations. Was a member of Vic Metro's winning team and was named All-Australian. Kicked seven goals against West Australia and 37 total in ten games on the NAB league and the U-18's.

38) JED ADAMS (Peel Thunder, WAFL), 18, 196 (6'3"), 89 (196), tall defender
Running defender who takes a strong catch and is a good kick. Member of Peel's U-18 premiership team and played a senior game as well. Represented WA at the U-18 tournament and was one of the best on ground against SA,

ROOKIE
14) WILL VERRALL (South Adelaide), 18, 199, 95, ruck/forward
Athletic but was hampered by a groin issues early in the year,

28) OLIVER SESTAN (Mansfield, Ghoulburn Valley League)
Power forward who is deadly in front of goal, evidenced by his late season performance when he kicked 24 goals in one game.

NORTH MELBOURNE

3) HARRY SHEEZEL (Sandringham Dragons), 18, 185 (5'9"), 80 (176), medium forward
Mercurial player who can make something out of nothing in front of goal. Kicked 49 goals across all three competitions he was a part of. Kicked four for the Dragons in the NAB League Grand Final. Crafty player who knows how to read the play ahead of opponents in the air and at ground level. Starred for Vic Metro in their win at the national championships. Hip and groin soreness kept him from testing at the combine.

4) GEORGE WARDLAW (Oakleigh), 18. 182 (5'8"), 80 176), medium midfielder
Extremely competitive with a fierce attack on the ball in the air and at ground level. Starred for Oakleigh and the AFL Academy team, winning best on ground against Collingwood's VFL side. Strong overhead and can burst away from stoppages. A recurring hamstring injury curtailed his season and kept him from testing at the combine.

26) BRAYDEN GEORGE (Murray Bushrangers), 18, 186 (5'9), 87 (191), medium forward
Explosive forward who kicked five goals in the first round and six goals five weeks later. Suffered a knee injury midseason and ruptured his ACL two games after his return. Has been likened to Demon Christian Petracca and AFL clubs are monitoring his recovery progress. Was co-captain of Murray.

ROOKIE
1) BLAKE DRURY (Oakleigh), 18, 176 (5'6"), 73 (160), small midfielder
Prolific and energetic ball winner with speed and endurance, has good game sense, is composed and uses the ball well. Represented Vic Metro at the U-18's and was co-captain of the premiership team. Was named to the NAB team of the year. Showed his endurance and competitive edge at the combine with 6:25 for the 2km (1.24 miles) time trial.

56) COOPER HARVEY (Northern Knights), 18, 180, 82, midfielder/forward
Son of club legend Brent, has clean hands, can bustle his way past opponents and represented Vic Metro at the U-18's.

33) DANIEL HOWE (Hawthorn)
Originally drafted by the Hawks in 2014, he played 99 games. Can play midfield and defense.

19) HAMMISH FREE (South Fremantle, WAFL), 24, 202 (6'5"), 103 (226), ruckman
Mature-age, hardworking ruckman who played 29 games over the past two seasons with South Fremantle.

PORT ADELAIDE

36) TOM MCCALLUM (Tasmanian Devils), 18, 192 (6'1"), 82 (180), tall defender
Excellent interceptor who can break the lines with his elite speed. Capable of playing on talls and smalls. Impressed with the Allies at the U-18's and was best on ground against Vic Metro. Was named on the interchange bench in the NAB League team of the year. Missed the draft combine testing due to an ankle injury.

53) THOMAS SCULLY (West Adelaide), 18, 203 (6'5"), 89 (196), tall forward
Is strong overhead and accurate in front of goal. Played fort the AFL: Academy team against Collingwood's VFL side in May. Kicked 50 goals in 14 games for West Adelaide's U-18 side and represented the SANFL at 5the U-18 tournament.

56) COOPER HARVEY (Northern Knights) (18), 180 5'7'), 82 (180), medium forward/midfielder
Competitive with good footy smarts and goal sense. The son of former Kangaroo star Brent Harvey, he is eligible under the father son rule. Had an injury-interrupted year but had some excellent games for the Northern Knights in the NAB League, played in the NAB League national championship and was a sold contributor in Vic Metro's premiership win.

59( KYLE MARSHALL (South Adelaide, SANFL), 18, 201 (6'4"), 84 (185), tall defender
Extremely athletic and mobile and uses the ball well. Represented SA at the U-18's and was impressive at the draft combine. Finished first in the running vertical jump with 88 cm (almost 3 ft), 3.02 seconds in the 20 meter (65 ft) sprint and 6.27 minutes for the 2km time trial (1.24 miles).

ROOKIE
8) DYLAN WILLIAMS (PA), 22, 185 (5'9"), 82 (180), forward
Drafted in 2019, he debuted in 2021 but that was his only senior game. Strong in the air and can take a turn in defense.

NATHAN BARKLA (Woodville-West Torrens, SANFL, Port Academy)), 18, 190 6'1"), 79 (174), defender/forward
Has some speed and is a goo ball winner. Played three senior games for Woodville in 2022 and was allowed to train with Port ahead of the draft.

RICHMOND

49) KALEB SMITH (East Fremantle, WAFL), 18, 180 (5'7"), 77 (169), midfielder
Versatile and powerful, is strong in the air and has speed to break the lines. Was a junior state cricketer. Impressed at the draft combine with 2.88 seconds for the 20 meter sprint ranking third overall and his 8:05 seconds for the agility test ranking fourth.

55) STEELY GREEN (South Fremantle, WAFL), 18, 179 (5'7), 74 (163), small midfielder
A surprise packet who did well at senior in eight games for South Fremantle. Energetic and competitive, represented WA at the U-18's. Composed with good vision and speed and a good decision maker. His agility showed at the draft combine with 8.24 seconds in the agility test (ranked fourth best) and his 6:17 for the 2km time trial ranked seventh.

ROOKIE
12) SETH CAMPBELL (Tasmanian Devils), 18, 182 (5'8"), 73 (180). medium forward
Crafty and smart with good speed, agility and excellent finishing skills. Very consistent with the Devils and was a dominant player in a senior match for North Launceston. Showed his speed at the draft combine with 2.88 seconds in the 20 meter (65 ft) and 6:25 minutes for the 2km (1.24 miles) time trial,

26) TYLER YOUNG (Richmond, VFL), 24, 196 (6'3"), 92 (202), defender
A former soccer and cricket player, Young has been playing footy for just two seasons. Joined Richmond's VFL side from Frankston. Has the ability to play on a variety of forwards.

ST KILDA

10) MATTAES PHILLIPOU (Woodville-West Torrens, SANFL), 18, 190 (6'1"), 89 (196), tall midfielder)
Is a long kick and has power to burst away from stoppages. Starred for Woodville and SA at the U-18's. Showed his speed and athleticism and endurance at the draft combine with 2.99 seconds for the 20 meter sprint and 6:25 minutes for the 2 km time trial. Son of former Bulldog player Sam, but not eligible for father-son selection.

31) JAMES VAN ES (GWS Rebels), 18, 197 (6'3"), 99 (217), tall defender
Strong contested mark and competes well in one-on-one contests. Has footy smarts to know when to intercept or spoil. Finished third in the Rebels' best and fairest and was solid for Vic Country at the U-18's. Showed his athleticism at the draft combine with a running vertical jump of 98cm (3.16 ft) - the best at the national combine and his 2.91 20m (65 ft) ranked fourth.

35) OLLI HOTTON (Sandringham), 18, 182 (5'8"), 80 )176), small forward/midfielder
Quick and agile with a good feel for the game. Outstanding for Vic Metro at the U-18's winning All- Australian selection. Knows how to get to dangerous spots and was a member of Sandringham's premiership side. Son of former Carlton and Collingwood player Trent. Showed his speed at the draft combine with his 2.82 seconds for the 20 meter sprint ranking sixth nationally.

44) ISAAC KEELER (North Adelaide, SANFL), 18, 198 (6'3"), 89 (196), forward/ruck
Athletic, speedy and agile with good goal sense. Will need to build his endurance and strength. A product of Adelaide's Next Generation Academy.

ROOKIE
ANGUS MCLENMAN (Sandringham Dragons), 19, 187 (6'), defender
Versatile and can play on a variety of opponents. Courageous, strong in the air and is composed. A member of St Kilda's Next Generation Academy.

SYDNEY

20) JACOB KONSTANTY (Gippsland Power), 18, 177 (5'6"), 73 (160), small forward
Switched from soccer just two years ago but progressed rapidly. Energetic, creative, has speed and is elusive. Kicked 17 goals in 14 games, was named to the NAB League team of the year and ran second in Gippsland's best and fairest. Represented Vic Country at the U-18's and posted 8.29 seconds in the agility test at the draft combine.

27) COOPER VICKERY (Gippsland Power), 18, 181 5'8), 72 (158), medium defender
Dazzling speed and loves to take the game on, kicks the ball well. Was named in the NAB League team of the year. Represented Vic Country at the U-18's. A member of Hawthorn's Next Generation Academy. Showed his speed at the draft combine with 2.93 seconds for the 2Bushrangers), 18, 186 (5'9"), 80 (176), midfielder / wingman. Was outstanding for Murray and represented Vic Country at the U-18's, Uses the ball well. Showed his running capacity at the draft combine with 6:37 minutes for the 2km time trial.

ROOKIE
31) JAIDEN MAGOR, (South Adelaide, SANFL, 18, 184 (5'9", 75 (165), medium forward/midfielder
Composed when he has the ball, has footy smarts and an innate ability near goal. A prolific ball winner and was one of the best for South Australia at the U-18's but was injured in the first game. Kicked 23 goals for the season and showed his endurance at the draft combine posting 6:42 minutes for the 2 km (1.24 miles) time trial.

17) CAMERON OWEN (Tasmanian Devils), 18, 203, 94, tall defender
Versatile in that he can play on both tall and small forwards. Athletic, has speed, good in front of goal and can take a contested mark (catch of the ball). Represented the Allies the U-18's.

WILLIAM EDWARDS (Sydney Swans Academy), 19, 197 (6'3"), 100 (220), defender
Explosive and athletic, he managed four senior games at VFL level. Uses his strength and power well in contests and can play ruck and forward. Impressed at the draft combine with 2.876 seconds for the 20 meter sprint (65 ft) and represented the Allies at the U-18's.

WEST COAST

9) REUBEN GINBEY (East Perth, WAFL), 18, 189 (6'), 82 (180), tall midfielder
Excellent ball winner and has speed. Represented WA at the U-18's and was named MVP for WA and won All-Australian honors. Played four senior games for West Perth. Showed his athleticism at the draft combine, placing in the top bracket with 2.83 seconds for the 20 meter sprint. Also showed his endurance with 6.15 seconds in the 20 meter sprint and 6:15 minutes in the 2 km time trial. Showed his power with 83 cm (36") for the running vertical jump.

14) ELIJAH HEWETT (Swan Districts, WAFL), 18, 185 5'9"), 85 (187), medium midfielder
Has power and speed to break the lines and power away from stoppages, starred for WA at the U-18's against eventual premier Vic Metro. Played nine senior games for the Districts. Showed his speed and agility at the draft combine with 2.96 seconds for the 20 meter sprint and 8.2 seconds for the agility test which ranked third nationally.

23) HARRY BARNETT (West Adelaide, SANFL) 18, 202cm (6'5"), 97 kg (213 lb), ruck/tall forward
Takers a strong mark (catch of the ball), and already has impressive skills as a ruckman. Can be a dominant and imposing player around the ground. Represented WA at the U-18's. Showed his speed at the draft combine with 2.81 seconds for the 20 meter sprint, ranked first. The son of former Hawk and Docker Ben Allan and plenty of scope for development.

29) CODY BURGIEL (Gippsland), 18, 183 (5'8"), 80 176), midfielder
Prolific ball winner and was consistent performer for Vic Country at the U-18's. Was one of the best players for Vic Country in their win over South Australia. HIs 2.88 seconds for the 20 meter sprint at the draft combine ranked third nationally.

58) NOAH LONG (Bendigo Pioneers), 18, 177 (5'6"), 73 (160), small midfielder/forward
Despite a bout of knee tendonitis and a collarbone injury, played some exciting football for Bendigo and Vic Country. Good ball winner and is composed, competitive and has some speed. At the draft combine, did the agility test in 8.34 seconds and showed his endurance with 6:34 minutes for the 2km time trial.

ROOKIE
2) ISIAH WINDER (WCE), 20, 180 (5'11"), 79 (174), midfielder
Drafted in 2020, he played one game in 2021 and six in 2022.

20) ZANE TREW (West Coast), 20, 187 (6'2"), 81 (179), midfielder
Originally drafted as a rookie in 2021, Trew played just one game.

JORDYN BAKER (East Perth, WAFL, WCE Academy), 185 (5'9"), 72 (158), wing
Athletic with good skills, good ball winner and can apply defensive pressure with strong tackling.

TYRELL DEWAR (Subiaco, WAFL, WCE Academy), 18, 183 (5'8"), 67 (147), small forward
Athletic, has a good leap for his size, is fast and has an innate goal sense. Started the year as a defender before shifting forward. Represented WA at the U-18's.

WESTERN BULLDOGS

13) JEDD BUSSLINGER (East {Perth, WAFL), 18, 196 (6'3"), 82 (180), tall defender
Tall defender who intercepts the ball well and loves to take the game on. Was a dominant player for WA against Vic Metro and the Allies at the U-18 tournament. Despite a shoulder injury curtailing his season, he still was named All-Australian.

24) CHARLIE CLARKE (Sandringham), 18, 182 (5'8), 80 (176), small forward
Shot to prominence in the NAB League when he kicked seven goals against the Tasmania Devils in just his fourth game. Excellent ball winner and kicked 29 goals in 15 games. Named to the NAB league team of the year and was a member of Sandy's premiership team/ Represented Vic Metro at the U-18's and kicked six goals in four games to help the side win the premiership. His 6:26 for the 2km (1.24 miles) at the combine showed his endurance and work ethic.

39) HARVEY GALLAGHER (Bendigo Pioneers), 18, 179 5'7"), 77 (169), small forward/defender
Overlooked in last year's draft but did very well for Bendigo at both ends of the ground and represented Vic Country at the U-18's. Won Bendigo's best and fairest award and did well at the draft combine: 2.83 seconds for the 20 meter sprint. 8.12 seconds in the agility test and 89 cm (35") in the running vertical jump,

Source: Samuel Zito, AFL Media Release, AFL Record Season Guide, rokiemecentral.com

Article last changed on Tuesday, December 06, 2022 - 9:14 AM EST


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