COLLINGWOOD has officially nominated Tyler Brown as a potential father-son for next month's NAB AFL Draft as it waits to see where a bid falls for the midfielder.
The Magpies have lodged the required paperwork on Brown, the son of 1990 premiership player Gavin, ahead of next week's October 31 deadline.
It formalises the process that will see the Magpies able to decide on draft night whether to match or decline to match a bid for the 17-year-old, whose brother Callum became a Collingwood player as a father-son pick last year.
Tyler is a developing midfielder with a good turn in traffic. At 186cm, he is taller than his older brother and a different type of player given he can also be used off half-back.
It is difficult to predict where a bid will come for Brown at the draft in Sydney on November 24, but it seems unlikely in the first 30 picks. Collingwood has not committed to matching a bid and will wait to see where it comes before making a decision on Brown.
His father Gavin is a former captain of the Pies who played 254 games for the club between 1987-2000.
The first father-son selection this year is likely to be Richmond's Patrick Naish, with a bid possible for the attacking midfielder in the first 20 or so picks.