2021 NAB AFL Draft: Collingwood

4. Nick Daicos

Oakleigh Chargers, NAB League / Kew Rovers

State: Victoria (Metro)

Height: 182cm

Weight: 73kg

Date of Birth: 03/01/03

Cal Twomey's Phantom Draft Prediction: 4

Medium midfielder who had the ball on a string in his NAB League matches, where he averaged 35.8 disposals and two goals in five appearances, and representative games for both the Australian Under-18s team (29 disposals) and Victoria Metro (41 disposals), in a clear indication of his undoubted talent. A creative player who has clean hands and wonderful vision, he reacts quickly to bring his teammates into the game. Very nimble on his feet, he steps through traffic with his natural speed and pushes forward to regularly hit the scoreboard. His running patterns are elite along with his overall footy smarts and he absorbs the pressure in congestion. Predominately a ground-level player who keeps his feet and remains in the contest. He's also a student of the game, no doubt absorbing so much from his legendary father Peter and his brother Josh, who he is set to join at Collingwood with the Magpies committed to matching any rival club bid under the father/son rule.

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45. Arlo Draper 

South Adelaide, SANFL / Willunga FC

State: South Australia

Height: 186cm

Weight: 75kg

Date of Birth: 30/01/03

Cal Twomey's Phantom Draft Prediction: 26

Medium forward with a few tricks which make him difficult to contain including his aerial ability, dazzling speed and agility which can turn an opponent inside out. Has a touch of Connor Rozee's class about him and has already played a couple of senior matches with South Adelaide coming up through the grades after dominating Under-18s where he averaged 24.4 disposals in nine matches. Represented South Australia at Under-19s level against Western Australia on two occasions gathering 14 disposals in game one before injuring his shoulder in the second match being the Toyota AFL Grand Final curtain-raiser, putting a stop to his season.

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49. Cooper Murley 

Norwood, SANFL / Tea Tree Gully FC

State: South Australia

Height: 178cm

Weight: 67kg

Date of Birth: 10/06/03

Small midfielder with a real competitive edge whose speed and smart ball use lead to comparisons with Port Adelaide's young star Zac Butters. First made a statement about his potential when he starred for South Australia at under-16s level in 2019, earning him All-Australian honours - but he has been restricted this season due to ankle and collarbone injuries to just eight matches. Was dominate the U18s in four of those matches, averaging 21.5 disposals. He played the other four games at reserves level before the second injury curtailed his year. His outstanding form in 2020 saw him win his club's best and fairest at under-18s level in a premiership year which should hold him in good stead as scouts assess his AFL potential. Returned from injury for the NAB AFL Draft Combine, with his 82cm running vertical jump and 3.08 seconds for 20 metres a thin slice of his athletic potential.

Cooper Murley takes the standing jump test during the NAB AFL Draft Combine at the University of South Australia Mawson Lakes on October 16, 2021. Picture: AFL Photos

52. Harvey Harrison

North Adelaide, SANFL / Tyndale Christian College

State: South Australia

Height: 182cm

Weight: 76kg

Date of Birth: 11/10/03

Small midfielder whose speed and attack on the contest has stood out this year at under-18s level. He is a prolific ball-winner, averaging 25.2 disposals in 17 matches this year, to be a shining light for his team. A super competitive and durable type, he's also very creative with his hands, sharp vision and awareness that helps him set up his teammates. Also had a taste of reserve level football this year, as well as representing his state at under-19s level against the Allies (he kicked two clever goals from his 14 disposals). Showed blistering speed at the NAB AFL Draft Combine to be the fastest player tested this year with his 2.85 seconds in the 20 metres, ranking him No.1 nationally.

Rookie Draft

2. Charlie Dean 

17. Isaac Chugg