Draft selections: 6, 22, 23, 37, 45

List gaps: The Crows could do with adding more leg speed through the midfield. They also need to address their ruck depth behind Reilly O'Brien and key defensive stocks to eventually replace Daniel Talia and Kyle Hartigan, who are both 28.

The priority: A speedy midfielder who is also dangerous in the forward half of the ground would be ideal. Shoring up the ruck and a key defender, or a swingman capable of holding a post at either end of the ground, are other options.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: If it's speed the Crows are after, then Lachie Ash will have to be an option with their first pick. He's lightning quick off half-back and would provide real run and carry. But for a player who shifts forward and has explosiveness, Sam Flanders might also appeal at the top of the draft. The Crows would look at Luke Jackson if he's available as a forward/ruck or Fischer McAsey as a key defender.

- Lee Gaskin

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Draft selections: 21, 29, 34, 71

List gaps: Generally covered well across all three lines, but the midfield still lacks a little proven depth outside the top team. After trading out Lewy Taylor and Tom Cutler and delisting Josh Walker, Nick Robertson, Ryan Bastinac and Ben Keays, the Lions lost hardened back-up players that can only be fixed with time. Recruiting Callum Ah Chee should help address a lack of backline speed.

The priority: No doubt the midfield still needs attention. Lachie Neale, Dayne Zorko and Jarryd Lyons is a great core, but an injury to one or two of these players exposes depth – and class – quickly. More the 'outside' ball-using type should be the target.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: The Lions moved their first pick in a swap this week with Port, but should still land a nice player at No.21. Midfielder Cooper Stephens (pictured below) could be in their mix at that spot, and fits the bill with what the Lions have brought into the club in recent years. Running man Jay Rantall is another who could be a chance at that spot for Brisbane.

- Michael Whiting


Draft Selections: 9, 43, 57, 70, 85

List gaps: The Blues have gradually built their midfield depth through the draft, but they still relied heavily on experienced trio Patrick Cripps, Marc Murphy and Ed Curnow last year. They could use more bodies and quality through the engine room. Having missed on Tom Papley during the trade period, they could also target a classy small forward.

The priority: Expect the Blues to chase a versatile midfielder at the top of the draft, who could start his career at Ikon Park in the forward line. Speed should also be prioritised.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: Carlton has been strongly linked to utility Brodie Kemp, and he would fit the bill for versatility. There's arguably no more adaptable player in the draft, particularly in the early stages. Speed, in the form of Dylan Stephens, might also come into their thinking at pick No.9.

- Riley Beveridge

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Draft selections: 35, 48, 62, 74

List gaps: The Magpies are well endowed with talented midfielders, medium-sized forwards and versatile defenders, but ideally would boast another big man at either end. They have tried to ease the problem by recruiting one-game Swans ruckman Darcy Cameron, who is capable of playing in attack and as a back-up ruckman to superstar Brodie Grundy.

The priority: The Pies have generally gotten by, and often thrived, with an unconventional forward set-up with two talls – a combination of Mason Cox, Brody Mihocek and Ben Reid – but each of these players will be at least 27 by round one, so in a perfect world a young key forward would be on the agenda.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: The young key forward that would be a great addition at the Pies' opening pick is Mitch Georgiades (pictured below). The West Australian missed all of the season with a serious quad injury but he has recovered well and starred at the NAB AFL Draft Combine. Georgiades is 192cm and showed flashes of his exciting talents at the end of last year.

- Ben Collins

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Draft selections: 31, 33, 61, 64, 65, 88

List gaps: Essendon is in an interesting place with its list. It has firepower in attack, enough tall defenders, some drive off half-back and a growing midfield unit. But it has some concerns over the depth of its key forward stocks – particularly after the recent delisting of Mitch Brown and departure of fellow back-up tall Michael Hartley.

The priority: The future of their forward line needs to be addressed given the serious doubts on Joe Daniher's long-term future at the club after his failed trade bid to get to Sydney. James Stewart and Shaun McKernan are unproven consistent players, while Noah Gown has yet to debut. The Bombers also really need some strong-bodied, big inside midfielders to add to their stocks.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: There aren't many key forwards in this draft, let alone by the time Essendon starts to pick. Harrison Jones and Mitch Georgiades are around this mark, although both could be snapped up by then. Midfielder Cooper Stephens is unlikely to get to Essendon's pick, but ball-winner Sam Philp (pictured below) is a chance.

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Draft selections: 7, 8, 49, 58, 69, 79, 83

List gaps: During the AFL Telstra Trade Period the Dockers lost important playmakers Brad Hill (to St Kilda) and Ed Langdon (Melbourne), and it's difficult to see how they will be able to replace the classy wingers in the short term. They have a stable, well-structured defence but lack lockdown small defenders, while the retirement of club great Aaron Sandilands leaves the No.1 ruck duties to inexperienced Sean Darcy.

The priority: Without Hill and Langdon, the Dockers could be in danger of becoming a little one-paced through the middle, while a livewire small forward, a ruck prospect and a negating small backman could also be on the shopping list.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: Dylan Stephens will be on the radar to come into the Dockers' line-up and slot onto a wing. Sam Flanders is another with genuine power through the midfield. In terms of a livewire small forward, well, the Dockers have one of them up their sleeve. They get access to Next Generation Academy prospect Liam Henry, who could get a bid inside the top 10.

- Ben Collins


Draft selections: 14, 17, 24, 36, 93

List gaps: As Harry Taylor enters his final season following the delisting of Lachie Henderson, the Cats would love a 10-year key back. Zach Tuohy turns 30 next month and with Jordan Clark already moving to a wing, pace and ball users off half-back are essential. A gun midfielder for life after Joel Selwood would also appeal.

The priority: Firstly, pace through the midfield and half-back and secondly a defender for the future who has time to develop around Taylor and Mark Blicavs.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: Defensively there could be some talls right in the vicinity of Geelong's first-round picks. Josh Worrell and Sam De Koning (pictured below) loom as possibilities for the Cats, with Worrell more of an intercept marker and De Koning a lockdown player. That's if Fischer McAsey is gone, which is likely by the Cats' opening selection unless they jump up the board.

- Mitch Cleary


Draft selections: 1, 2, 15, 20, 78, 90

List gaps: There is still plenty of work to do, but following the exit of Callum Ah Chee and likely departure of Jack Martin, the Suns really need some good ball-users who can play either half-forward or midfield. Key defence is also an area that needs attention, with Rory Thompson's ACL injury exposing how shallow Gold Coast is in that department in 2019.

The priority: Midfield class. The Suns have plenty of hard-working onballers who can win the footy, but really lack players to take advantage and deliver it inside 50.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: The Suns will kick off their draft with the perfect additions to their midfield in Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson (pictured together below). There aren't any better midfielders in this draft and each offer something a little different. Could they add another Oakleigh Charger in Trent Bianco to the mix? He's a delightful user of the ball and one of the best kicks in the pool.

- Michael Whiting

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Draft selections: 4, 40, 59, 60, 80, 94

List gaps: Jon Patton's move to Hawthorn was a blow to the Giants' key forward stocks, with Jeremy Cameron, Jeremy Finlayson and Harry Himmelberg the only real quality options. The club is still lacking midfield speed and badly needs some wheels to complement its large group of inside ball-winners.

The priority: Gun Academy product Tom Green will add to a potent midfield but he's another contested ball-winner, so an outside runner with plenty of pace would be ideal.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: Sam Flanders and Lachie Ash would bring genuine zip to the Giants' line-up and are in the mix for the Giants early on. Hayden Young would be another one who can add to the Giants' half-back line. If they want to add to their tall stocks, Luke Jackson would be the man if he can get through to No.4. 

- Adam Curley

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Draft selections: 11, 42, 50, 54, 63, 73, 87, 92

List gaps: There was a key defender shortage but the Hawks nabbed Sam Frost in the Telstra AFL Trade Period and are set to pick up Michael Hartley in the pre-season draft. Jacob Koschitzke is developing, too. Some more midfield class to complement Tom Mitchell, James Worpel, Jaeger O'Meara, Liam Shiels and co. would be helpful.

The priority: Mitchell will return from a broken leg in 2020, Worpel just won the best and fairest and O'Meara was very good for much of the past season, but wingers Isaac Smith and Ricky Henderson are both 30-plus, so some midfield speed should be prioritised.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: If speed and run is what the Hawks want, then they'll be desperate to see Dylan Stephens (pictured below) be available at pick 11. The South Australian midfielder has the rare combination of elite endurance and pace, and would add to the Hawks' onball group – particularly given they are set to add father-son and contested midfielder Finn Maginness with later selections.

– Marc McGowan

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Draft selections: 3, 10, 28

List gaps: The Demons added outside run during the trade period, but could still use extra speed and class through the forward line. They are light on key-position options in attack, while an additional ruckman to develop behind Max Gawn could be useful. However, with limited picks, filling multiple voids could prove difficult.

The priority: Melbourne should look to improve its forward line. Whether it's through a speedy smaller option, or via key-position depth, the club is lacking in attacking options and must try to find support for Tom McDonald and Sam Weideman.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: The Dees are firming to take ruckman Luke Jackson with their first choice but see him starting his career as a forward. Many other clubs think the same about the big West Australian, who is a different option than Weideman. As for the small forwards, they have been linked to Kysaiah Pickett and Cody Weightman within the first round – both small goalkickers but different types.

- Riley Beveridge


Draft selections: 26, 27, 30, 47, 84

List gaps: The Roos have several tall backmen, including younger ones like Sam Durdin and Ben McKay, but there are still queries on how they will fill Scott Thompson's void. A small defender or forward would also be handy. The midfield isn't as big a need as it once was, given the inclusions of Jy Simpkin, Luke Davies-Uniacke and Tarryn Thomas in recent seasons.

The priority: A small forward or defender – or a player versatile enough to perform both roles – would be ideal, to initially complement and eventually replace players such as Marley Williams, Jasper Pittard, Shaun Atley, Jamie Macmillan, Kayne Turner and Luke McDonald.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: Would the Roos look at medium defender Will Gould (pictured below) if he's available at their first pick? He has the penetration with his kicking and power that could fit into the back half. For a later selection, Vic Country prospect Ned Cahill as a small forward could be a handy addition after proving his talents around goal throughout this season.

– Marc McGowan


Draft selections: 12, 16, 18, 52, 55, 66, 67, 68, 72, 86

List gaps: The Power need more players who can hit the scoreboard after Connor Rozee led their goalkicking last season with 24 goals. Robbie Gray's also getting near the end of his outstanding career. Sam Gray's delisting opens up a small forward spot, while they could also do with a swingman after Dougal Howard was traded to St Kilda, along with Justin Westhoff entering perhaps his final season.

The priority: Finding more avenues to goal, and locking the ball in the forward half of the ground, is what the Power needs. A small to medium-sized forward who can convert inside 50 and chase and provide tackling pressure will add nicely to what they already have.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: The Power have three first-rounders now and can potentially fill a couple of holes in this draft. Will they go for another small after the success of Zak Butters last year? Kysaiah Pickett will be in the mix as that option, as may be Cody Weightman inside the top 20 to fulfil that role. The Power will be able to secure father-son Jackson Mead with later selections after their pick swap with the Lions.

- Lee Gaskin

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Draft selections: 19, 38, 39, 41, 56, 75, 77, 95

List gaps: There's not many holes in a side that's won two of the past three flags. Lost a little bit of running depth with the delisting of Connor Menadue, and probably need to stock up on a forward or two given the absence of Dan Butler (St Kilda), Jacob Townsend and Callum Moore (delisted). With David Astbury (29 years old) and Alex Rance (31) closer to the end of their careers than the start, a young key defender wouldn't go astray.

The priority: It definitely won't have an impact on the club next year given the very strong list, but with an eye to the future, the forward line may need a boost or two. The Tigers loaded up on midfielders in last year's draft, meaning a tall back could also be on the cards.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: Sam De Koning is right in Richmond's range with its first selection, so if the Tigers are keen to introduce more young key backs to their group then he would be worth considering. Charlie Comben (pictured below), potentially with one of the Tigers' second-round selections, may be in the mix as a tall forward who can be brought in with time to develop.

- Sarah Black


Draft selections: 51, 76, 82

List gaps: Going into the trade period, the ruck was a key priority for the Saints, and they addressed it by bringing in both Paddy Ryder and Ryan Abbott (delisted free agent) to support Rowan Marshall. Key forwards are still an issue given Josh Bruce's departure to the Western Bulldogs and Paddy McCartin (concussion) stepping away from the game for a year. Midfield depth has been boosted by the additions of Bradley Hill and Zak Jones, with Dan Butler also able to rotate through.

The priority: Forward options seems to be the biggest issue for the Saints. Recruit Dougal Howard has been brought in as a defender, meaning there's still a hole left by Bruce. St Kilda struggled to get a total on the board in 2019, sitting 14th for points scored, although better delivery inside 50 will help. Clean disposal has also been identified by new coach Brett Ratten as an area of concern.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: The Saints start so far back that it's hard to address their needs at their spots. Does a forward slip through? Emerson Jeka (pictured below) may be a chance to be available, and has some good attributes as a key forward. If they're looking for more speed at this end of the draft then quick West Australian Ben Johnson may figure as an option.

- Sarah Black


Draft selections: 5, 25, 32, 44, 81

List gaps: The No.1 ruck spot continues to be a worry with question marks over Sam Naismith's body, Callum Sinclair coming off shoulder surgery and Darcy Cameron now at Collingwood. The retirements of Jarrad McVeigh, Heath Grundy and Nick Smith weakened the back half, while the speedy Zak Jones (St Kilda) will also be missed.

The priority: Midfield class. Josh Kennedy and Luke Parker need help inside, so a quality onballer would fit in perfectly at the Swans. Key defenders will also be handy.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: The need for more inside help in the midfield is why it's hard to see the Swans not bidding on GWS Academy prospect Tom Green if he's still on the board at No.5. Beyond him, Sam Flanders, Dylan Stephens, Deven Robertson and Caleb Serong could be considered to help fill that need in their engine room. Brodie Kemp, as an inside midfielder who can also play as a tall, might also appeal.

- Adam Curley


Draft selections: 46, 91

List gaps: Small forward might be an area the Eagles look to bolster given the uncertainty around Willie Rioli. They will need to continue planning for long-term replacements for skipper Shannon Hurn and key forward Josh Kennedy, who turn 33 next year, while they may also need to replenish their midfield depth after delisting Chris Masten, Kurt Mutimer and Matthew Allen, while bringing in Geelong star Tim Kelly.

The priority: Although they've unearthed a talent in Jarrod Cameron, the Eagles could do with adding another small forward in case Rioli is unavailable. With only one pick in the top 50, the Eagles will have to be flexible and pick the best player available, which could be a defender to replace Hurn in the long run, or another young midfielder.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: It's a game of wait and see what gets through for the Eagles. A small who could be on the radar is Riley Garcia, with the local still shaping as a likely draftee despite his knee reconstruction after the under-18 championships. He's a bubbly small who can buzz around a forward half. The speed of Flynn Perez (pictured below) would be another possibility to bring in as a midfielder. 

- Lee Gaskin

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Draft selections: 13, 53, 89

List gaps: The retirements of Dale Morris and Tom Boyd leave sizable gaps in defence and up forward, but Alex Keath and Josh Bruce should step in immediately. There's a need for some younger mid-sized defenders with Easton Wood and Matt Suckling moving into a different stage of their careers.

The priority: It might be a case of best available at pick 13, but a tough small forward would be the first need for the Bulldogs. Another key defender might be ideal for the Dogs if the cards fall that way. The Dogs have had success finding smaller defenders and outside runners in the later rounds in recent years.

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey: The Dogs have been linked to pocket rocket Kysaiah Pickett, who has built a reputation on being a small forward who hits bodies hard and catches the eye around goal with his smarts and high grabs. Cody Weightman is another small forward who could be on the radar of the Bulldogs with pick 13, depending on how the very top end shapes up.

- Jourdan Canil