After hours upon hours spent reviewing tapes, interviewing players, and travelling far and wide to find the next AFL star, the 2023 NAB AFL Draft is finally here.
The first round of the AFL national draft will start from 7pm AEDT tonight, with the rest of the draft taking place at the same time on Tuesday.
Geelong currently has six selections including a pick eight on the opening night.
Recruiting Manager Stephen Wells joined the AFL’s Gettable podcast on Sunday and gave an early insight into what the Club’s options will be with their selection on the opening night.
“It is highly likely that we will keep pick eight,” Recruiting Manager Stephen Wells said.
“Whatever offers come our way I am sure Andrew (Mackie) and our team will consider but at this stage we are planning around picking at pick eight.
“We’ve considered what might be options, even things that haven’t been talked about with other clubs yet.
“We’re trying to do some planning for what might happen on the night, but it is going to depend on which players come through to us.
“We’ve done a lot of work on what we think is a really talented and well credentialed group of players for our pick eight, but if there are offers that come in Andrew (Mackie) will be thinking about them.”
Geelong will also have on strong hand on the second night of the draft, currently holding the 25th selection overall.
“We think there is going to be good players right through the draft and certainly in the 20’s and 30’s there is going to be.
“I think we’ve got a bit of a luxury where that pick is going to be the third pick on the second night, so we will be able to go away after Monday night’s draft and do a bit more discussion on what we might pick on Tuesday night.”
Geelong’s Draft Hand
Current Selections: 8, 25, 70, 75, 79, 81, 85
How To Watch
Live Coverage of the opening two nights of the draft will commence at 6.45pm AEDT via AFL.com.au and the official AFL app. The National Draft will also be broadcast on Kayo.
Follow Geelong Cats on social media for updates throughout the event.