GEELONG has swooped on delisted North Melbourne defender Cameron Delaney and boosted its ruck stocks in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft.

The Cats nabbed Delaney, who the Kangaroos had committed to reselecting as a rookie, with their second pick – No.32 overall.

The 22-year-old was still under contract with the Kangaroos for 2015.

Delaney managed just six games in four injury-interrupted seasons at Arden Street and the 194cm Geelong Falcons product failed to play a match last season.

Earlier, Geelong secured 200cm project ruckman/forward Tom Read from SANFL club Sturt with pick 16.

Read was a part of South Australia's under-18 championships team that went back-to-back in 2014.

After a busy off-season where the Cats targeted height and pace, list and recruiting manager Stephen Wells told he was happy with the new additions.

"It was good to get a mix of players through the trade and draft period – plenty of talls and plenty of midfielders – and we hope that we've improved our list," Wells said.

Selection No.16 – Tom Read (Sturt)
Stephen Wells says: "He's a project player, very much a developing player who will take a while. He's got good athleticism, he's a very good mark and he's got a smart footy brain."

Selection No.32 – Cameron Delaney (North Melbourne)
Stephen Wells says: "We understand that he's got to overcome some injuries, but if he does he will fit in well for us. We think Cam's a very versatile player and he's shown already that he can play at AFL level."