GREATER Western Sydney doesn't look like slowing down.

The Giants will this year have access to midfielder Tom Green, a player in their Academy who has drawn comparisons to Carlton star Patrick Cripps.

After getting access to Jacob Hopper through its Academy in 2015, drafting Tim Taranto in 2016, and picking up midfielders Jye Caldwell and Jackson Hately last year, they will have access to another highly rated midfielder this season in Green. 

Green joins this week's Road to the Draft podcast after winning All Australian honours following the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

He discusses the influence of his grandfather, Richmond's four-time flag winner Michael Green, and the pre-season changes that helped him jump into top-five consideration.

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In this week's episode ...

We have a comprehensive wrap up of the under-18s carnival, speak with Green about his progress and development, grill Cal over his rankings and find who the Demons, Lions and Hawks should be watching. 

Episode guide

1:10 – The guys review the under-18 championships. Who was each team's lock, riser, surprise and bottom-ager to watch?

14:40 – Cal discusses his first Phantom Form Guide of 2019, and why he thinks there's little between top-two picks Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson.

19:00 – What would the Suns do with a priority pick?

21:50 – Who are the players who missed out on selection in the Phantom Form Guide but are worth tracking?

23:25 – Allies star Tom Green joins the show for a chat.

31:45 – Green chats about his involvement with Greater Western Sydney's Academy and if he'd like to be drafted there.

39:10 – The player the Demons should be targeting with their first pick at the draft. 

43:20 – The key position player in Hawthorn's sights and the hashtag that has Hawks fans talking.