Geelong has used its three picks in this morning’s AFL Rookie Draft.

The Cats have added mature-aged SANFL player Brad Close to their list, whilst re-drafting Oscar Brownless and Lachie Henderson back to the club.


21-year-old Close was taken with pick 14 in the rookie draft and comes to the Cats having played most recently at the Glenelg Football Club where he was part of their 2019 premiership winning side.

At 181cm and 68kg Close is known for his running and tackling abilities averaging 16 disposals, four tackles and three marks a game.

With pick 27 and 35 Geelong has relisted youngster Brownless and veteran Henderson.

Recruiting and List Manager Stephen Wells said he was happy the club’s position following draft week.

“We went in with a plan to four or five good young players along with Oscar and Lachie Henderson to come back into the team and we’ve also improved our position in next year’s national draft,” said Wells.

“So young talent in, bringing Lachie Henderson who we know is ready for senior AFL footy, as well as improving our position in next year’s draft. Hopefully it all plays out well for us.”