Chad Wingard, Sam Reid and Jake Melksham. Pictures: AFL Photos

AFTER 64 players achieved their dreams of joining an AFL club at the 2023 AFL Draft this week, a handful of clubs will add more players to their lists today in the 2023 Pre-Season and Rookie Drafts.

A total of 27 players were picked up in last year's Rookie Draft, which clubs often use as a list management mechanism to move players around their lists.


Much like previous years, the bulk of the rookie selections today are expected to be players who have been recently delisted, but whose clubs have already committing to re-drafting them as rookies. Sydney's Sam Reid, Hawthorn's Chad Wingard and Melbourne's Jake Melksham, who are all on the comeback trail from serious injuries suffered in 2023, are expected to be among this group.

But will there be another diamond in the rough who finds a new home after being overlooked in the National Draft on Monday and Tuesday?

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Tune in live from 2.55pm AEDT on and the AFL Live Official App as draft experts Cal Twomey and Riley Beveridge bring you all the details.

Clubs may pass with their selections today and opt to leave some list spots open for potential pre-season signings under the AFL's supplemental selection period over summer.

2023 Pre-Season Draft

1. Hawthorn - Chad Wingard (re-listed)
2. Gold Coast - Sam Day (re-listed)
3. St Kilda - Riley Bonner (Port Adelaide)

Category B Rookies

Sydney - Indhi Kirk
West Coast - Coen Livingstone
Brisbane - Bruce Reville
Greater Western Sydney - Nathan Wardius

2023 Rookie Draft Order

Round one
1. West Coast Eagles - Loch Rawlinson (Sturt SANFL)
2. North Melbourne - Finnbar Maley (Northern Bullants VFL)
3. Hawthorn - Cooper Stephens (re-listed)
4. Gold Coast - Sam Clohesy (Werribee VFL)
5. Fremantle - Odin Jones (West Perth WAFL)
6. Richmond - Pass
7. Geelong Cats - Emerson Jeka (Hawthorn)
8. Essendon - Vigo Visentini (Sandringham Dragons)
9. Adelaide - Will Hamill (re-listed)
10. Western Bulldogs - Lachie McNeil (re-listed)
11. Sydney Swans - Sam Reid (re-listed)
12. Melbourne - Jake Melksham (re-listed)
13. Port Adelaide - Xavier Walsh (East Perth WAFL)  
14. GWS Giants - Adam Kennedy (re-listed)
15. Carlton - Matt Carroll (Sandringham Dragons)
16. Collingwood - Pass

Round two
17. North Melbourne - Pass   
18. Gold Coast - Will Rowlands (Norwood SANFL)
19. Fremantle - Pass   
20. Adelaide - James Borlase (re-listed)
21. Western Bulldogs - Taylor Duryea (re-listed)
22. Melbourne - Kynan Brown (Oakleigh Chargers, father-son)
23. Collingwood - Pass

Round three
24. Gold Coast - Jack Mahony (North Melbourne)
25. Western Bulldogs - Pass
26. Melbourne - Pass
27. Collingwood - Pass

Round four
28. Gold Coast - Pass

Round five
29. Gold Coast - Pass