AFL clubs had prepared for extensive list cuts and delistings following the impacts of 2020.
In an off-season like no other, dozens of promising players both young and old find themselves on the outer of an AFL list and remain at the quality certain clubs are looking to add to their undermanned squads.
With plenty of names up for grabs, we take a look at the seven delisted players cheaper than a Black Fridays sale at Anaconda and worthy of a second chance at the top level.
The 31-year-old offers an unparalleled wealth of pace, experience and versatility in the open market, the perfect balance for a young side looking to move their way up the ladder.
Jetta is an elite user of the ball and offers plenty of flexibility as he can move swiftly from half-back, through the middle and even land as a formidable goal-sneak moving forward.
The two-time premiership player and 2012 Sydney leading goalkicker still has plenty to offer and remains keen to add to his 202 career games.
Best suitor: Melbourne
The former first-round selection had his 2020 season riddled with injury after falling to a troubled achilles that kept him on the sidelines for the season’s entirety.
His first three season with the Crows showed plenty of promise as a clean midfielder able to go forward and impact the scoreboard.
If the 22-year-old is able to get his body right and remain at full fitness, he has every chance to prove his stature at AFL level and return to his soaring potential
Best Suitor: North Melbourne
The cool, calm and collected Swans defender was a shock omission from Sydney’s list for 2021, with fans in disbelief of the 23-year-old’s exit from the Harbour city.
Fox played 14 matches this season, adding a great dynamic to an undermanned back-third for John Longmire and taking on any role that was thrust upon him.
For any rival club looking to add great depth to their defensive structure, Fox is definitely one of the stronger role player in the delisted market.
His ability to add pressure to opposition forwards and play a strong lockdown role shows the ability is most certainly there for Robbie Fox.
Best suitor: Greater Western Sydney
Daw was one of 11 players culled by the Kangaroos after a forgetful season for the club.
The big-bodied key position player has endured a tough path in the AFL and leads one of the great comeback stories in recent history.
When at his best, Daw was a dominant defender who Paire well with Robbie Tarrant and would be able to return to a similar role in due time.
A constant intercept threat and a nightmare for the opposition, Daw would be a handy recruit for little cost and wan even swing forward when called upon.
Best suitor: Essendon
The key defender certainly has a case to make as to why he deserves a second chance in the AFL.
The 24-year-old offers great depth to a side needing to boost their defensive stocks and would be a great addition to a club chasing a versatile, third-string backman.
With the arrival of Jake Lever and Steven May, the axed Demon was squeezed out of a promising side and would be a great addition for a club stuck in the bottom third of the competition.
Best suitor: Hawthorn
The St Kilda live wire showed plenty of promise in his debut season last year, playing 17 games and booting 16 majors to become a fan favourite at Moorabbin.
The West Australian’s 2020 campaign failed to backup his 2019 heroics after he was pushed out of a new look Saints side that hit the exchange period with aggression and shot up the ladder to earn a finals victory.
Parker has time on his side and would offer as a great utility that can offer run through the middle and go forward and kick goals.
Best suitor: Fremantle
The premiership Tiger was a key player to Richmond’s drought breaking success in 2017, having a strong end to the season and aiding the club to victory in the season decider.
His move to Essendon looked to be a smart move for both parties before new Bombers coach Ben Rutten looked to move the magnets.
A perfect candidate for a club looking to add a second or third-string forward to their arsenal and will be hungry for another chance in the league.
Best suitor: Sydney