Every player selected in the AFL national draft


4. GWS
Lachie Ash (medium defender)
Murray Bushrangers/Shepparton Bears/Notre Dame, 187cm, 83kg
With Heath Shaw firmly in the twilight of his career, Ash looks set to take the baton as a smooth-moving half-back. The boy from the farm at Invergordon has plenty of speed and was co-captain of Vic Country this year.

5. SYDNEY
Dylan Stephens (medium mid)
Norwood/Rostrevor, 183cm, 74kg
As well-balanced as any midfielder in this draft pool and capable of playing both on the inside and outside. With Josh Kennedy entering the twilight of his career, Stephens is the next-generation midfielder the Swans need.

6. ADELAIDE
Fischer McAsey (tall defender)
Sandringham Dragons/East Brighton/Caulfield Grammar, 197cm, 91kg
Heading into the draft, rival clubs suggested the Crows were tossing up between Stephens and McAsey. In the end the Stephens/McAsey debate became a moot point as the Swans pounced on the former, leading Adelaide to select McAsey, the best key defender in this year’s draft pool and a player also capable of heading forward.

7. FREMANTLE
Hayden Young (medium defender)
Dandenong Stingrays/ Somerville/Mornington SC, 188cm, 83kg
With the first of their pair of selections, the Dockers opted for Young, who had been in discussions around the No.3 pick. The Blues had also been keen on Young, and there was some talk this week that he could slide to them, however ultimately Fremantle couldn’t resist the medium defender, who is a terrific intercept mark and a beautiful left-foot kick.

8. FREMANTLE
Caleb Serong (small mid/forward)
Gippsland Power/Warragul/Geelong Grammar, 178cm, 88kg
The powerful midfielder/forward gets the job done on the inside but is also an excellent overhead mark for his size. He had been linked to Carlton’s pick No.9 as well, so the Dockers look to have done well to pounce. An under-18 All-Australian, Serong appears to be the type of player who could make an immediate impact.

9. FREMANTLE
Liam Henry (medium forward/mid)
Claremont/Christ Church Grammar, 180cm, 68kg
Freo ended up with three top-10 picks for the first time in 20 years after they matched Carlton’s bid for Next Generation Academy forward Henry. The Dockers had traded up from pick 10 in a deal with Melbourne planning for this exact situation, so that decision proved vindicated. The lightly built Henry is speedy, skilful and elusive.

10. GWS
Tom Green (tall midfielder)
GWS Academy/Marist College/Canberra, 190cm, 89kg
Carlton ended up playing the role of draft-night Scrooge, bidding not only on Henry but also Giants academy player Green. It was another interesting subplot, with Sydney choosing not to bid on Green at No.5, perhaps mindful of the karma that could come their way next year when Braeden Campbell from their own academy could fetch an early bid. In any case the Giants have a ready-made, big-bodied midfielder, the grandson of Richmond premiership player Michael Green.

11. GOLD COAST
Sam Flanders (medium forward/mid)
Gippsland Power/Moe/Lowanna College, 183cm, 82kg
Flanders proved to be one of the draft-night sliders, with the Blues ultimately trading away the pick that they used to bid on Henry and Green to the Suns, who were all too happy to select the forward/midfielder from Moe whose power is tantalising. Flanders has genuine X-factor and had been likened to Christian Petracca.

12. MELBOURNE
Kozzie Pickett (small forward/mid)
Woodville-West Torrens/Prince Alfred College 171cm, 71kg
There were no surprises in the end as the Demons picked the diminutive Pickett, nephew of Kangaroos and Port Adelaide premiership player Byron Pickett. Melbourne had been linked to pressure forward Kozzie for at least a couple of weeks, with speculation about an early selection ramping up when it emerged he’d been invited to the draft. Some rival clubs think this is a reach for Pickett, but the Dees believe he has special attributes.

New Demons: Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin with draftees Luke Jackson (right) and Kozzie Pickett. Credit:Getty Images

13. HAWTHORN
Will Day (medium defender)
West Adelaide/Sacred Heart College, 189cm, 76kg
The ‘‘family club’’ lived up to its billing on Wednesday night as the Hawks drafted South Australian Day, the grandson of 1971 Hawthorn premiership player Robert Day. Will had also been strongly linked to Port Adelaide so the Hawks had to pounce here to get him. The medium defender is a strong overhead mark and neat ball-user.

14. PORT ADELAIDE
Miles Bergman (medium mid/forward)
Sandringham Dragons/Hampton Rovers/St Bede’s College, 189cm, 83kg
Bergman had also been linked to the Dogs, so Port needed to strike here. Having overcome foot issues, the midfielder/forward had a strong end to the season. He is fast and powerful, although not a huge ball winner. But there is plenty to like for the Power, who were rapt to have landed him.

15. WESTERN BULLDOGS
Cody Weightman (small forward)
Dandenong Stingrays/Beaconsfield/Haileybury College, 178cm, 75kg
A bona fide small forward, Weightman had also been linked to the Demons but had appeared bound for Whitten Oval in the days leading up to the draft. So it proved. It’s hard to imagine there’s a player more dedicated to his football in this year’s draft crop than the crafty Weightman, who as a 12-year-old started working with high-profile running coach Bohdan Babijczuk.

16. GEELONG
Cooper Stephens (medium mid)
Geelong Falcons/Colac, 188cm, 83kg
The Stephens camp wasn’t expecting him to be taken until the early 20s so he could be considered a minor bolter. The Cats opted for the local product, who starred early in the year as a midfielder before breaking his leg. But such was his determination and resilience, Stephens used his time on the sidelines to get extremely fit, blitzing the field at October’s draft combine.

17. CARLTON
Brodie Kemp (utility)
Bendigo Pioneers/Echuca/Geelong Grammar, 192cm, 89kg
The Blues might have pulled off a bit of a steal here. In trading away their first pick to the Suns, they’ve still managed to pick up the versatile Kemp, who had been linked to their first selection anyway. Kemp looked like a top-10 pick until he tore his ACL mid-year playing for Geelong Grammar. But he is supremely talented, capable of playing at either end or through the midfield. He is targeting a mid-year return in 2020.

18. PORT ADELAIDE
Mitchell Georgiades (tall forward)
Subiaco/Hale, 191cm, 78kg
Another case of a club opting for a player who had an injury-ravaged year, Georgiades’ 2019 was wiped out because of a quad issue but he is now ready to go. The tall forward is the son of former Footscray player John Georgiades, who kicked eight goals on debut against Carlton in round one, 1989. Port had been linked to several other talls with this selection, but managed to keep Georgiades’ name very quiet. Probably the bolter of the night.

19. GEELONG
Sam De Koning (tall defender)
Dandenong Stingrays/Mornington, 201cm, 86kg
Like Port, the Cats had been linked to a handful of talls around this area of the draft. Athletic key defender De Koning was the man they ultimately chose. The younger brother of Carlton’s Tom De Koning, Sam earned All-Australian selection this year but still has a very light frame, so looms as something of a project player.

20. CARLTON
Sam Philp (midfielder)
Northern Knights/Loyola College, 185cm, 80kg
The Blues shuffled forward a couple of selections in a deal with Port Adelaide, leading them to pounce on medium midfielder Philp, who has made his name in the contest. Philp is viewed as something as a polarising player, with opinions on his worth varying. He missed selection for Vic Metro in this year’s under-18 championships.

21. RICHMOND
Thomson Dow (midfielder)
Bendigo Pioneers/Swan Hill, 182cm, 72kg
Rounding out the first round, the Tigers plucked midfielder Dow, whose power around the contest and smarts are a highlight of his game. The younger brother of Carlton’s Paddy Dow, Thomson has been told by the Tigers to target a round-one debut against his brother next year although it’s difficult to see him cracking into Richmond’s star-studded team immediately.

22. BRISBANE LIONS
Deven Robertson (medium mid)
Perth/Aquinas, 184cm, 81kg

Draft slider: Deven Robertson went later than experts tipped.

Draft slider: Deven Robertson went later than experts tipped.Credit:Getty Images

23. PORT ADELAIDE
Dylan Williams (medium forward)
Oakleigh Chargers/Vic Metro, 186cm, 81kg

24. ADELAIDE
Harry Schoenberg (medium mid)
Woodville-West Torrens/South Australia, 182cm, 83kg

25. PORT ADELAIDE
Jackson Mead (medium mid)
Woodville-West Torrens/South Australia, 183cm, 83kg

26. SYDNEY
William Gould (medium defender)
Glenelg/South Australia, 192cm, 106kg

27. GOLD COAST
Jeremy Sharp (medium mid)
East Fremantle/Western Australia, 189cm, 81kg

28. ADELAIDE
Joshua Worrell (utility)
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro, 195cm, 83kg

29. HAWTHORN
Finn Maginness (medium mid)
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro, 189cm, 82kg

30. ESSENDON
Harrison Jones (tall forward)
Calder Cannons/Vic Metro, 196cm, 78kg

Harrison Jones was thrilled to be drafted by Essendon.

Harrison Jones was thrilled to be drafted by Essendon.Credit:Getty Images

31. NORTH MELBOURNE
Charlie Comben (ruck)
Gippsland Power/Vic Country, 199cm, 84kg

32. MELBOURNE
Trent Rivers (medium defender)
East Fremantle/Western Australia, 188cm, 83kg

33. BRISBANE LIONS
Brock Smith (medium defender)
Gippsland Power/Vic Country, 189cm, 82kg

34. NORTH MELBOURNE
Jack Mahony (small forward/mid)
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro, 176cm, 70kg

35. NORTH MELBOURNE
Flynn Perez (medium mid)
Bendigo Pioneers, 188cm, 81kg

In like Flynn: North Melbourne took Flynn Perez with pick 35.

In like Flynn: North Melbourne took Flynn Perez with pick 35.Credit:Eddie Jim

36. SYDNEY
Elijah Taylor (medium forward)
Perth/Western Australia, 188cm, 77kg

37. BRISBANE LIONS
Keidean Coleman (medium defender)
Brisbane Lions NEAFL, 183cm, 75kg

38. ESSENDON
Nick Bryan (ruck)
Oakleigh Chargers/Vic Metro, 202cm, 87kg

39. SYDNEY
Chad Warner (medium mid)
East Fremantle, Western Australia, 181cm, 80kg

40. COLLINGWOOD
Jay Rantall (medium mid)
GWV Rebels/Vic Country, 185cm, 83kg

41. GEELONG
Francis Evans (medium mid/forward)
Calder Cannons, 182cm, 78kg

42. ADELAIDE
Ronin O’Connor (tall mid)
Claremont, 191cm, 85kg

43. RICHMOND
Noah Cumberland (medium forward)
Brisbane Lions Academy/Maroochydore, 183cm, 79kg

44. RICHMOND
William Martyn (medium mid)
Brisbane Lions Academy/Aspley, 183cm, 73kg

45. COLLINGWOOD
Trent Bianco (small mid)
Oakleigh Chargers, 178cm, 70kg

Pies pair Trent Bianco (left) and Jay Rantall.

Pies pair Trent Bianco (left) and Jay Rantall.Credit:Getty Images

46. RICHMOND
Hugo Ralphsmith (medium mid)
Sandringham Dragons, 186cm, 70kg

47. CARLTON
Sam Ramsay (medium mid)
Calder Cannons, 180cm, 72kg

48. ADELAIDE
Lachlan Gollant (tall mid)
Calder Cannons, 191cm, 72kg

49. WEST COAST
Callum Jamieson (ruck)
Claremont, 200cm, 81kg

50. GEELONG
Cameron Taheny (medium forward)
Norwood, 185cm, 81kg

51. GWS
Jake Riccardi (tall forward)
Werribee, 195cm, 92kg

52. ST KILDA
Ryan Byrnes (medium mid)
Sandringham Dragons, 181cm, 80kg

53. WESTERN BULLDOGS
Louis Butler (medium defender)
Sandringham Dragons, 183cm, 74kg

54. RICHMOND
Bigoa Nyuon (ruck)
Dandenong Stingrays, 195cm, 87kg

55. COLLINGWOOD
Trey Ruscoe (medium defender)
East Fremantle, 190cm, 90kg

56. ESSENDON
Ned Cahill (small forward)
Dandenong Stingrays, 178cm, 77kg

57. HAWTHORN
Josh Morris (medium forward)
Woodville West Torrens, 186cm, 76kg

58. WEST COAST
Ben Johnson (medium defender)
West Perth, 180cm, 65kg

59. BRISBANE LIONS
Jaxon Prior (medium defender)
West Perth, 188cm, 79kg

60. GOLD COAST
Jy Farrar (utility)
Scotch OC (Adelaide), 190cm

61. FREMANTLE
Minairo Frederick (mid)
Woodville-West Torrens

62. WESTERN BULLDOGS
Riley Garcia (small mid)
Swan Districts, 175cm, 68kg

63. ESSENDON
Lachlan Johnson (small forward)
Oakleigh Chargers, 175 cm, 76 kg

64. ST KILDA
Leo Connolly (small defender)
Gippsland Power, 180 cm, 72 kg

65. GWS
Thomas Hutchesson (small mid)
Adelaide, 177cm, 75kg

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