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AFL Draft Wrap: Your club's selections and all the ins and outs from the AFL Draft

Adam Cusworth 27 Nov 2017
  • The No.1 pick Cameron Rayner heads to Brisbane
  • Collingwood take a punt
  • Tigers land a son of a gun

The Brisbane Lions have drafted the explosive Victorian midfielder, Cameron Rayner, with the first pick in the 2017 AFL draft. 

The former Hillside player produced a stellar season for the Western Jets in the TAC Cup and has been compared to Richmond's superstar, Dustin Martin, due to his strength in the clinches, as well as his ability to push forward and snag a goal. 

The Lions, who finished on the bottom of the ladder in 2017, had three picks inside the top 20 and boosted their midfield credentials by recruiting Zac Bailey (18) and Brandon Starcevich. 

In other highlights;

- Collingwood took a punt by selecting the goal-kicking midfielder, Jaidyn Stephenson at pick 6. The Eastern Ranges product was ruled out by other clubs’ due to concerns about a genetic heart issue. 

- Paddy Dow (pick 3), as well as Lochie O'Brien (pick 10), join Carlton's ever-growing batch of young guns and should add plenty of depth to the Blues midfield.  

- The Fremantle Dockers made the most of their strong hand by selecting Andrew Bradshaw (pick 2) and Adam Cerra (pick 5). The Victorian, Brayshaw, will be joined in W.A by his brother, Hamish, who went to the West Coast Eagles

- Hawthorn and Essendon did not enter the draft until late. The Bombers selected Jordan Houlahan with pick 49 and the Hawks snared Vic Country co-captain, James Worpel, at 71. 

- Geelong landed what most experts regard to be a ready-made player in the form of Lachlan Fogarty at pick 24. The Vic Metro midfielder joins the Cats star studded midfield. 

- Billy Hartung was the only delisted player from 2017 to find a new home. The former Hawk joins North Melbourne, who earlier picked up Luke Davies-Uniacke. 

-Premiers Richmond landed another small forward in the form of Jack Higgins (pick 16), while father-son prospect, Patrick Naish, also heads to Punt Rd. 

- The Adelaide Crows struck gold at pick 12 by landing local product, Darcy Fogarty, while Sydney selected Tom McCartin, brother of Paddy, at pick 33. 

On Monday November 27, players that missed out in the draft will be sweating on earning a spot on a clubs list via the Pre-Season and Rookie Drafts. AFL Clubs will finalise their lists for 2018 by Wednesday November 29.

See every club’s draft selections below.

Round 1
1. Brisbane Lions — Cam Rayner (Western/Vic Metro, forward)
2. Fremantle — Andrew Brayshaw (Sandringham/Vic Metro, midfielder)
3. Carlton — Paddy Dow (Bendigo/Vic Country, midfielder)
4. North Melbourne — Luke Davies-Uniacke (Dandenong/Vic Country, midfielder)
5. Fremantle — Adam Cerra (Eastern/Vic Metro, midfielder)
6. Collingwood — Jaidyn Stephenson (Eastern/Vic Metro, midfielder)
7. St Kilda — Hunter Clark (Dandenong/Vic Country, midfielder/halfback)
8. St Kilda — Nick Coffield (Northern/Vic Metro, halfback)
9. Western Bulldogs — Aaron Naughton (Peel/Western Australia, key defender)
10. Carlton — Lochie O’Brien (Bendigo/Vic Country, midfielder)
11. GWS Giants — Aiden Bonar (Dandenong/Vic Country, forward)
12. Adelaide Crows — Darcy Fogarty (Glenelg/South Australia, utility)
13. West Coast Eagles — Jarrod Brander (Bendigo/Allies, key defender/key forward)
14. Sydney Swans — Matthew Ling (Geelong/Vic Country, halfback)
15. Brisbane Lions — Zac Bailey (Norwood/Allies, midfielder)
16. Western Bulldogs — Ed Richards (Oakleigh/Vic Metro, halfback)
17. Richmond — Jack Higgins (Oakleigh/Vic Metro, midfielder/forward)
End of Round 1
18. Brisbane Lions — Brandon Starcevich (East Perth, midfielder/forward)
19. Gold Coast Suns — Wil Powell (Claremont, midfielder)
Round 2
20. Richmond — Callum Coleman-Jones (Sturt/South Australia, ruckman)
21. West Coast Eagles — Oscar Allen (West Perth/Western Australia, forward)
22. Geelong Cats — Lachlan Fogarty (Western/Vic Metro, midfielder)
23. North Melbourne — Will Walker (Sandringham/Vic Metro, midfielder)
24. Geelong Cats — Tim Kelly (South Fremantle, midfielder)
25. Richmond — Noah Balta (Calder/Vic Metro, key defender/key forward)
26. West Coast Eagles — Liam Ryan (Subiaco, forward)
27. GWS Giants — Brent Daniels (Bendigo/Vic Country, midfielder)
28. GWS Giants — Sam Taylor (Swan Districts/Western Australia, key defender)
29. Melbourne — Charlie Spargo (Murray/Allies, midfielder)
30. Carlton — Tom De Koning (Dandenong/Vic Country, ruckman)
31. Melbourne — Bayley Fritsch (Casey, forward)
32. West Coast Eagles — Brayden Ainsworth (Subiaco/Western Australia, midfielder)
33. Sydney Swans — Tom McCartin (Geelong/Vic Country, key forward)
34. Richmond — Patrick Naish (Northern/Vic Metro, utility) — St Kilda’s bid matched, Richmond gives up picks 53 and 55 and gains pick 64
35. St Kilda — Oscar Clavarino (Dandenong/Vic Country, key defender)
36. Geelong Cats — Charlie Constable (Sandringham/Vic Metro, midfielder)
37. Melbourne — Harrison Petty (Norwood/South Australia, key defender)
38. West Coast Eagles — Jack Petruccelle (Northern/Vic Metro, forward)
Round 3
39. Collingwood — Nathan Murphy (Sandringham/Vic Metro, utility)
40. Adelaide Crows — Andrew McPherson (Woodville-West Torrens/South Australia, halfback)
41. Brisbane Lions — Toby Wooller (Oakleigh/Vic Metro, forward)
42. Gold Coast Suns — Charlie Ballard (Sturt/South Australia, midfielder)
43. Brisbane Lions — Connor Ballenden (Brisbane Academy/Allies, utility) — Fremantle’s bid matched, Brisbane gives up pick 45
44. Fremantle — Hugh Dixon (Kingborough Tigers, Tasmania/Allies, key forward)
45. Hawthorn — James Worpel (Geelong/Vic Country, midfielder)
46. St Kilda — Ben Paton (Murray/Vic Country, halfback)
47. Port Adelaide — Sam Hayes (Eastern/Vic Metro, ruckman)
48. Melbourne — Oskar Baker (Aspley, midfielder/forward)
49. Essendon — Jordan Houlahan (Sturt/South Australia, forward)
50. Collingwood — Tyler Brown (Eastern, midfielder) — Port Adelaide’s bid matched, Collingwood gives up pick 55
51. Port Adelaide — Kane Farrell (Bendigo/Vic Country, midfielder/forward)
52. Gold Coast Suns — Brayden Crossley (Gold Coast Suns Academy/Allies, ruckman)
53. Sydney Swans — Ryley Stoddart (Eastern/Vic Metro, halfback)
54. Brisbane Lions — Jack Parker Payne (Brisbane Lions Academy/Allies, key defender)
55. Gold Coast Suns — Connor Nutting (Gold Coast Academy, defender)
Round 4
56. GWS Giants — Zac Giles Langdon (Claremont, midfielder/forward)
57. Geelong Cats — Gryan Miers (Geelong/Vic Country, forward)
58. Port Adelaide — Jake Patmore (Claremont/Western Australia, halfback)
59. Fremantle — Mitchell Crowden (Sturt/South Australia, midfielder)
60. Port Adelaide — Joel Garner (Eastern/Vic Metro, halfback)
61. Port Adelaide — Dom Barry (Glenelg, midfielder)
62. North Melbourne — Kyron Hayden (Subiaco, midfielder)
63. Richmond — Benjamin Miller (Subiaco, key defender)
64. GWS Giants — Nick Shipley (GWS Academy, midfielder)
65. Fremantle — Thomas North (Eastern/Vic Metro, midfielder)
66. Essendon — Brandon Zerk-Thatcher (Sturt, key defender)
67. Hawthorn — Dylan Moore (Eastern/Vic Metro, midfielder/forward)
68. West Coast Eagles — Hamish Brayshaw (Sandringham/Vic Metro, midfielder/forward)
69. Fremantle — Lloyd Meek (GWV, ruckman)
70. Carlton — Angus Schumacher (Bendigo/Vic Country, midfielder)
Round 5
71. Hawthorn — Jackson Ross (Eastern, forward)
72. North Melbourne — Tristan Xerri (Western, ruckman)
73. Fremantle — Sam Switkowski (Box Hill, forward)
74. Western Bulldogs — Callum Porter (Gippsland, midfielder)
75. Fremantle — Scott Jones (East Perth, ruckman)
76. Essendon — Matt Guelfi (Claremont, midfielder/forward)
77. North Melbourne — Billy Hartung (Hawthorn, midfielder)
Round 7
78. Carlton — Jarrod Garlett (South Fremantle, midfielder)


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