Call it what you like. It doesn't matter. Mental health rules now. Every draft is comprised. Almost every AFL system is.
Okay, we have gotten to recognition that there is an issue.
An interstate signing bonus might go some way to resolving this. A player picked by a side out of their home state:
Top 5 = $500,000 bonus
Top 6 to 10 = $350,000 bonus
11 to 20 = $200,000 bonus
With an option to extend the base contract to three or four years straight up for a bonus +$100,000 per year paid up front.
Watch the high profile Victorian players line up to get picked at #3 - Adelaide instead of #1 North or #2 Essendon/Hawthorn