ADELAIDE will have access to its second father-son prospect in as many years, with the son of premiership star Tyson Edwards up for grabs in the 2017 draft pool.
Jackson Edwards impressed in the latter stages of last season and will play for South Australia this year, with the Crows already involved in the Glenelg prospect's development.
The 17-year-old gathered 19 disposals and kicked a goal in the under-17s NAB All Stars clash at Punt Road Oval on Grand Final morning last year, and showed some of his talents playing against the most highly rated draft hopefuls in the country.
The Crows will have first access to the 184cm Edwards, having secured their first father-son selection – Ben Jarman – via last year's NAB AFL Rookie Draft.
Jarman's father, Darren, played alongside Tyson Edwards in the Crows' breakthrough 1997-98 flags. Edwards finished his brilliant career in 2010, having played 321 games for the Crows – the second most of any player at the club.
Edwards looms as one of the most likely father-son prospects this year in what is a smaller field than most seasons.
Richmond has been working closely with Patrick Naish, the son of former Tiger Chris, and he may play for the club's VFL side later in the year.
The Tigers will also have access to Naish's Northern Knights teammate Josh Broderick, whose father Paul played 169 games for the Tigers (as well as 93 for Fitzroy).
At 176cm, Broderick is small but a neat kick and plays as a small defender and midfielder. Naish is a running midfield type with a penetrating kick.
Hawthorn champion Dermott Brereton's son Devlin is draft eligible this season and will be a part of the Sandringham Dragons' under-18 squad. Brereton is a natural smaller forward who, at 180cm and 65kg, is likely to push into the midfield.
Carlton can select Liam Hickmott, the son of former Blue Adrian, while his younger brother Will will be available next year, and Brisbane will have access to Lachie Harris, the youngest son of Fitzroy great Leon Harris.
The speedy Harris has spent time with the Lions over summer, where his father has joined the club in a recruiting position after exiting AFL Victoria last year.
After selecting Callum Brown at last year's draft via the academy/father-son bidding system, Collingwood will also be able to take his younger brother Tyler this season.
The younger son of 1990 premiership player and ex-Magpies skipper Gavin has developed in a different manner to Callum, but spent a week with the Pies in January and can play as a smart half-forward.
The familiar names don't stop there in this year's draft class.
Dandenong Stingrays forward Tom De Konning's dad Terry played 31 games for Footscray and tall Victorian prospect Hayden McLean's dad Paul played for Fitzroy and his uncle and grandfather represented Melbourne.
Charlie Spargo is one of the leading midfielders in the draft, but will be another player to almost qualify as a father-son to North Melbourne. His dad Paul played 81 games for the club before joining Brisbane, meaning Charlie joins Josh Kelly as players the Roos have nearly had in their grasp through the father-son rule in recent years.
Then there are the brothers. Andrew Brayshaw, the younger brother of Melbourne's Angus, will play for the Sandringham Dragons, with older brother Hamish, who skippered the Dragons to their flag last year, likely to return as a 19-year-old after recovering from injury.
Aaron Darling at the Stingrays is the cousin of West Coast forward Jack, while Cassidy Parish is a different player to his older brother, Darcy: he's taller and more of a pure inside midfielder than the dashing young Bomber.
Some clubs will already be looking towards next year's father-son pool, with more names on the radar in 2018.
Mason Fletcher, described as a 'clone' of his father Dustin, will play for the Calder Cannons, as will Rhylee West, who is tied to the Western Bulldogs through his dad Scott.
Ben Silvagni will be able to join brother Jack as a father-son choice at Carlton, Will Kelly (son of Collingwood premiership defender Craig) could also join his brother Jake in the AFL, and Zac Hart, the son of former Crow Ben, is eligible to join Adelaide.
Oscar Brownless is in the Geelong Falcons' program this year after performing well for Vic Country's under-16s side last year, and will have the Cats tracking his progress as he aims to follow father Billy to the club.
The Roos will be eyeing the pool closely next year, with three possible father-sons on the horizon: Joel Crocker (son of Darren), Nick Blakey (son of John) and Bailey Scott (son of Robert).
Blakey and Scott are in the rare position of being eligible to join three different clubs through the father-son and academy rules.
The Brisbane Lions and Kangaroos can select Blakey as a father-son, but he will also qualify as a Sydney Swans academy player given he has lived in the region for more than five years while his father John has been an assistant coach with the Swans.
Robert Scott's career at North Melbourne and Geelong means both clubs will have access to Bailey as a father-son, as will Gold Coast as an academy player from that zone.
Jackson Edwards (left) with father Tyson and brother Luke in 2005. Picture: AFL Photos