The AFL Rookie Draft 2022 got underway on Wednesday, November 30 as a host of overlooked youngsters and delisted AFL players looking for a lifeline.
59 players were selected in the National Draft with some surprisingly missing out.
A maximum of 41 selections can be used amongst the 18 clubs is available, however it is not likely all picks will be.
A total of 27 picks were used in the Rookie Draft.
12 delisted AFL players returned to their clubs, while three others new names found new teams.
Hawthorn’s Daniel Howe will be wearing new colours as he reunites with former coach Alastair Clarkson at North Melbourne.
Connor Blakely will get a second chance at Gold Coast after being delisted by Fremantle.
GWS defender Jake Stein also joins the Suns as a rookie selection.
There was 12 new names entering the AFL system.
AFL Rookie Draft 2022 Results
|1||North Melbourne||Blake Drury||Oakleigh Chargers (VIC)|
|2||West Coast||Isiah Winder||West Coast (AFL), re-drafted|
|3||GWS||Phil Davis||GWS (AFL), re-drafted|
|4||Essendon||Rhett Montgomerie||Central District (SA)|
|5||Adelaide||Andrew McPherson||Adelaide (AFL), re-drafted|
|6||Hawthorn||Seamus Mitchell||Hawthorn (AFL), re-drafted|
|7||Gold Coast||Connor Blakely||Ex-Fremantle (AFL)|
|8||Port Adelaide||Dylan Williams||Port Adelaide (AFL), re-drafted|
|10||Carlton||Ed Curnow||Carlton (AFL), re-drafted|
|12||Richmond||Seth Campbell||Tasmania Devils (TAS)|
|13||Fremantle||Liam Reidy||Frankston (VFL)|
|14||Melbourne||Will Verall||South Adelaide (SA)|
|15||Brisbane||Ryan Lester||Brisbane (AFL), re-drafted|
|16||Collingwood||Cooper Murley||Collingwood (AFL), re-drafted|
|17||Sydney||Cameron Owen||Tasmania Devils (TAS)|
|18||Geelong||Oscar Murdoch||Geelong Falcons (VIC)|
|19||North Melbourne||Hamish Free||South Fremantle (WA)|
|20||West Coast||Zane Trew||West Coast (AFL), re-drafted|
|21||Adelaide||Paul Seedsman||Adelaide (AFL), re-drafted|
|23||Gold Coast||Jake Stein||Ex-GWS (AFL)|
|26||Richmond||Tylar Young||Richmond (VFL) (VIC)|
|28||Melbourne||Oliver Sestan||Mansfield (VIC)|
|29||Brisbane||Nakia Cockatoo||Brisbane (AFL), re-drafted|
|31||Sydney||Jaiden Magor||South Adelaide (SA)|
|32||Geelong||Osca Riccardi||Father-son/Geelong Falcons (VIC)|
|33||North Melbourne||Daniel Howe||Ex-Hawthorn (AFL)|
|39||North Melbourne||Kayne Turner||North Melbourne (AFL), re-drafted|
Pre-listed Rookie Selections
Reported by AFL.com.au, another 14 players were drafted under Academy rules as Category B rookies.
Overlooked in the National Draft, the players who are tied to Northern Academy and Next Generation Academy (NGA) can automatically be listed by the club.
|Brisbane||Shadeau Brain||QLD Zone|
|Gold Coast||Lloyd Johnston||Northern Academy|
|GWS||Nick Madden||Northern Academy|
|GWS||Jason Gillbee||NSW Zone|
|Port Adelaide||Nathan Barkla||NGA|
|St Kilda||Angus McLennan||NGA|
|Sydney||Will Edwards||Northern Academy|
|West Coast||Jordyn Baker||NGA|
|West Coast||Tyrell Dewar||NGA|