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AFL DRAFT ORDER (Start of night 1)

Round 1


1. Gold Coast Suns
2. Gold Coast Suns
3. Melbourne
4. GWS Giants
5. Sydney Swans
6. Adelaide Crows
7. Fremantle
8. Fremantle
9. Carlton
10. Melbourne
11. Hawthorn
12. Port Adelaide
13. Western Bulldogs
14. Geelong Cats
15. Gold Coast Suns
16. Port Adelaide
17. Geelong Cats
18. Port Adelaide
19. Richmond


With Picks#1 and #2 almost a lock for Rowell and Anderson, will Melbourne throw a curve ball at us ?
 
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Didn't see that one coming, congrats to Gold Coast


Pick 1: Matthew Rowell (Gold Coast Suns)

Gold Coast Suns have gone as expected with the first pick in this year's national draft, taking Oakleigh Chargers midfield star Matthew Rowell.
A 180cm, 78kg on-baller who has been best on ground in the past two NAB League grand finals, Rowell is tipped to be joined at the Suns by his best mate Noah Anderson.
Here's what Kevin Sheehan and Gary Buckenara think of this year's No.1 pick.
What Bucky says: A tough and explosive midfielder who excels at stoppages and imposes himself on games.
What Sheehan says: A massive accumulator of the ball using his relentless attack, clean hands and courage to win possession.
 

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Pick 2: Noah Anderson (Gold Coast Suns)
The two best mates from Oakleigh are heading to Gold Coast together.
Noah Anderson, whose father Dean played 83 games for Hawthorn and 67 with St Kilda, is a tall on-baller who averaged 23.5 disposals, five clearances and 107 ranking points this year.
Recruiting guru Gary Buckenara says he plays like Scott Pendlebury.
What Bucky says: At 191cm he’s a taller midfielder with a very strong endurance base and is good overhead.
What Kevin Sheehan says: Medium midfielder/forward with elite repeat efforts, using his footy smarts and ball winning ability to impact games.
 

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Pick 3: Luke Jackson (Melbourne)

This year's standout ruckman Luke Jackson becomes the earliest ruckman selected in a draft since Nic Naitanui in 2008.
Jackson is a mobile big man who is noted for his work around the ground and his West Australian coach Peter Sumich believes he could play for the Demons in Round 1 next year.

What Bucky says: The club that picks him will be hoping he grows a little bit more because to be a genuine ruckman in today’s game you need to be 200cm-plus. He has good aggression and competitiveness and loves to use his body strongly in contests, including at ground level.
What Sheehan says: Ruckman/tall forward with an impressive natural leap. He dominated at centre bounces and stoppages throughout the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, providing his teammates with first use of the ball.
 

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Pick 4: Lachlan Ash (GWS Giants)

Grand finalist GWS Giants have taken the player mooted as Heath Shaw's half-back successor at pick No.4, Lachlan Ash.
A 187cm smooth-moving half-back flanker, Ash excelled this season for Murray Bushrangers and is renowned for his speed dashing out of defence.
He's a great user of the footy who has been likened to Andrew McGrath.

What Bucky says: He’s a line-breaker off halfback who likes to take them on and put the ball under his arm. He doesn’t run blindly – he’s composed with the ball and adds plenty of excitement.
What Sheehan says: Can intercept mark and link up with his team to outnumber the opposition and provide rebounds.


 
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True to their word they didn't bid

SWANS TAKE STEPHENS
Sydney have selected South Australian midfielder Dylan Stephens at pick No.5. Stephens combines speed and endurance to draw comparisons with Eagle Andrew Gaff.


The first surprise of draft night as Sydney opts for hard-running South Australian Dylan Stephens over Sam Flanders.

Stephens had been linked with Adelaide and Carlton but will instead head to the Swans.

He has been likened to Josh Kelly and Andrew Gaff for his skill by foot and endurance.

What Bucky says: Stephens has a big engine coupled with pace and a precise left foot, which will make him one of the most talented and sought-after midfielders in this draft.

What Sheehan says: Medium midfielder who is a prolific ball winner and creative user of the ball by both hand and foot.
 

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Pick 6: Fischer McAsey (Adelaide)

The first key-position player in this year's draft is headed to Adelaide Crows.
Sandringham Dragons swingman Fischer McAsey, a 197cm 'Aaron Naughton clone', joins the Matthew Nicks revolution in South Australia.
The Crows were rumoured to be considering a swap with Carlton which would have involved picks 6 and 9 but Dylan Stephens being taken at pick 5 has likely changed the plans of both clubs.

What Bucky says: A promising key defender who was a solid contributor throughout the under-18 championships, McAsey did some of his best work in the air by taking many contested and intercept marks
What Sheehan says: A one-touch player, he averaged 14.5 disposals and 6.5 marks to win Vic Metro's MVP. He also showed ability at school and NAB League level to go forward and be a dangerous marking target.
 

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Pick 7: Hayden Young (Fremantle)

Hayden Young started the season as a possible top-three pick, noted for his class across half-back.
The suggestion earlier tonight was Carlton was keen on pick six to land the Dandenong Stingrays star, but the Blues will have to settle for another young gun.
He is a great intercept mark whose brother Lachlan is on the Western Bulldogs list.
David King said Young reminds him of Grant Birchall, which is a fair wrap.
What Bucky says: Young looks every bit the early pick. He played in the midfield at times this year but looks most comfortable and does most of his damage across halfback.
What Sheehan says: An outstanding aerialist with intercept marking a key feature of his game. He is a strong decision-maker who uses the ball in a neat manner on his left foot,
 

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The player who ranked No.2 in the NAB Under-18 carnival behind No.1 pick Matthew Rowell is now a Docker.

A tough midfielder who can also be dangerous in attack, Caleb Serong is noted for his work at ground level.

What Bucky says: Serong can influence a game in a number of ways. He’s sharp at ground level, neat by foot and is able to set up teammates with clever ball use. He is very clever around goal as well with his uncanny goal sense.

What Sheehan says: Prolific ball winning small midfielder/forward with his one-touch marking overhead and clean hands at ground level features of his game.
 

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Carlton has bid for Liam Henry

Carlton has bid for Fremantle next generation academy small forward Liam Henry.
 

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