Jacob Edwards during a VFL match on August 20, 2023. Picture: AFL Photos

NORTH Melbourne's No.1 selection from the 2021 mid-season rookie draft is one of four players to have been delisted by the Roos.

Jacob Edwards, who stands at 202cm, failed to play a game at the highest level despite spending two-and-a-half years on the list.

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The 20-year-old ruck/forward was plucked from Sandringham Dragons as an overage player after starring at junior level.

Jai Newcombe (Hawthorn), Ash Johnson (Collingwood) and Patrick Parnell (Adelaide) were selected after Edwards in the 2021 mid-season intake.

Lachie Young, Flynn Perez and Phoenix Spicer were also told on Wednesday that they would not be offered contracts for 2024.

Young joined the Roos in 2020 and played 39 games in the royal blue and white after eight matches across two seasons for the Western Bulldogs.

Lachie Young in action during the R19 match between North Melbourne and St Kilda at Marvel Stadium on July 23, 2023. Picture: AFL Photos

Perez recovered from an ACL injury in his draft year in 2019 to make his AFL debut in round 16, 2020, playing the final three games of the season. A second ACL injury saw him inactive throughout 2021, but he bounced back to play 16 senior games in 2022 and another five this season. 

Spicer made his AFL debut in round 23, 2021 in his home state of South Australia after being drafted with a third-round selection in 2020. He went on to play a further 11 games, including a string of six in 2023.

Phoenix Spicer warms up ahead of the R13 match between North Melbourne and GWS at Blundstone Arena on June 11, 2023. Picture: Getty Images

North Melbourne's general manager of football Todd Viney thanked the four players for their contributions to the club.

"We thank Lachie, Flynn, Phoenix and Jacob for all their efforts and their dedication to our program during their respective time at North Melbourne," he said.

"It is always a tough time of year having to make these kinds of decisions around our list, and we wish all four men the best for their future endeavours."