Adelaide Crows

Fischer McAsey (NAB AFL Draft, No.6 overall)
The 196cm key defender has had plenty of opportunities in match simulation during the summer with Kyle Hartigan and Tom Doedee on managed programs. McAsey's impressed with his overhead marking and one-on-one defending.

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Harry Schoenberg (NAB AFL Draft, No.24 overall)
Prolific ball-winning midfielder who has slotted in seamlessly into his new surroundings. Learning his craft from captain Rory Sloane and the Crouch brothers, 2018 All-Australian Matt and reigning best and fairest Brad.

Josh Worrell (NAB AFL Draft, No.28 overall)
Versatile swingman who has spent a lot of time in defence in his first pre-season with the Crows. Another who is finding his way in the elite system, but has shown plenty of positive signs.

Ronin O'Connor (NAB AFL Draft, No.42 overall)
Tall 190cm midfielder who has a massive appetite for the contest. Like Schoenberg, O'Connor has a few quality midfielders to learn from in Sloane and the Crouch brothers.

Ronin O'Connor handballs during Adelaide's intraclub. Picture: Adelaide Football Club

Lachlan Gollant (NAB AFL Draft, No.48 overall)
Lightly built outside midfielder, Gollant will be given time to develop his body physically for the rigours of senior football. The 191cm Gollant arrived at the Crows weighing just 70kg.

Who plays in round one? 
McAsey is the only one of the five who is realistically a chance. Didn't play in the first Marsh Community Series game but could get his opportunity against Gold Coast on March 6. However, he will compete with experienced key back Kyle Hartigan and rookie Jordon Butts, who got the nod against Melbourne last weekend. – Lee Gaskin

Brisbane Lions

Deven Robertson (NAB AFL Draft, No.22 overall)
Came to the club with a reputation of being the ultimate professional and thus far has delivered. Was excellent in a NEAFL trial against Gold Coast at the weekend.

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Brock Smith (NAB AFL Draft, No.33 overall)
The rugged defender started on a slightly modified program to adjust to his new lifestyle and is now in full stride. Like Robertson, impressed against the Suns.

Brisbane draftees (L-R) Deven Robertson, Keidean Coleman, Brock Smith and Jaxon Prior. Picture: AFL Photos

Keidean Coleman (NAB AFL Draft, No.37 overall)
A 2019 Lions NEAFL premiership player, not surprisingly Coleman has adjusted well. Living with Mitch Robinson, the Academy graduate can play all over the ground and has shown a thirst to improve all aspects of his game on and off the field.

Jaxon Prior (NAB AFL Draft, No.59 overall)
The rangy West Australian has impressed in his first few months. Drafted as a half-back, Brisbane has already pushed him to a wing to develop his game.

Who plays in round one? 
Unless there's a rash of injuries in the next month, no draftees will play first-up. In fact, it's hard to see any of the quartet playing seniors in 2020, although as Noah Answerth showed last year, quick development can win you a spot. Not only is Brisbane's best team stable, but there's a raft of untried – or rarely used – players beneath them already eagerly waiting for an opportunity. – Michael Whiting

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Brodie Kemp (NAB AFL Draft, No.17 overall)
The talented 193cm utility arrived at the club with a ruptured ACL, which he sustained playing junior footy last July. He is highly talented and can play in a variety of roles, but remains in the rehab group and is unlikely to feature much this year. 

Sam Philp (NAB AFL Draft, No.20 overall)
Caught the eye with his speed and aggression in a scratch match against Collingwood last week. Has breakaway pace from stoppage, while his running power means he can comfortably shift to a wing. Will be in the round one mix.

Sam Philp tackles Anton Tohill during the Blues' practice match against the Pies at Ikon Park. Picture: Getty Images

Sam Ramsay (NAB AFL Draft, No.47 overall)
Has drawn comparisons to fellow Carlton onballer Zac Fisher for his zippy sidestep and precise left foot. He's done the bulk of his work through pre-season as a high half-forward, but the club is hopeful he will develop into an inside midfielder.

Josh Honey (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.3 overall)
The club flirted with taking Honey in the national draft and was rapt he was still available in the rookie draft. Has power and strength bursting from the forward line and has impressed Blues officials this summer. One to watch if he continues to develop. 

Josh Honey puts in the hard yards during a pre-season training session on the Sunshine Coast. Picture: AFL Photos

Fraser Phillips (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.18 overall)
Proved a consistent goalkicker in the NAB League last season, but at just 71kg his body still needs to develop to meet the demands of senior footy. Likely to start forward with the Blues, but is some way back in the pecking order.

Who could play in round one?
Philp appears the most likely to win one of the final spots in the Carlton side and a damaging third quarter against Collingwood in last Thursday's scratch match victory wouldn't have harmed his chances. Adds a valuable point of difference with his speed and burst out of the middle. It's unlikely, but Honey is the bolter after a really impressive summer playing as a pressure forward. - Riley Beveridge

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Jay Rantall (NAB AFL Draft, No.40 overall)
The former Australian under-17s basketballer has set the pace by winning Collingwood's 2km time trials and has backed it up with some solid stoppage work against the club's midfield stars at training.

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Trent Bianco (NAB AFL Draft, No.45 overall)
A silky customer who reminds some of Pies leaders Scott Pendlebury (for his evasiveness) and Steele Sidebottom (dual-sidedness), the lightweight half-back/wing prospect has dazzled the Pies with his skills.

Trey Ruscoe (NAB AFL Draft, No.55 overall)
The athletic West Australian utility, drafted as a key defender, has also handled the workload well and has impressed with his ability to quickly move on from mistakes rather than dwelling on them.

Who plays in round one? 
Rantall is probably the only member of this trio who might get a look-in for a round one debut, but it's unlikely. Bianco also appears to have a great future but needs considerable development time in the VFL first, as does Ruscoe. – Ben Collins

Draftees Trent Bianco, Trey Ruscoe and Jay Rantall outside Collingwood HQ. Picture: AFL Photos


Harrison Jones (NAB AFL Draft, No.30 overall)
The key forward has impressed with a high leap and strong hands at training. With injury concerns to Joe Daniher, James Stewart and Noah Gown, Jones should get a chance to impress early. 

Nick Bryan (NAB AFL Draft, No.38 overall)
The ruckman out of Oakleigh will excite Bomber fans with his athleticism and endurance base. The Dons see Bryan and Sam Draper as being able to play together in the future.

Ned Cahill (NAB AFL Draft, No.56 overall)
Cahill is a small forward with a brilliant goal sense who has come along quickly. The Bombers are well-stocked with small forward options, but Cahill has impressed in his short time with the club. 

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Lachlan Johnson (NAB AFL Draft, No.63 overall)
The hard-tackling Johnson joined the club through the Next Generation Academy but will miss most of this year as he recovers from a knee reconstruction. 

Harrison Jones, Nick Bryan, Ned Cahill and Lachlan Johnson after being drafted. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

Cian McBride (International Rookie Selection)
The 197cm McBride was one of Essendon's two Irish selections. McBride is quick over short distances, has a great leap and strong hands. The Bombers may look to settle McBride in defence. 

Ross McQuillan (International Rookie Selection)
McQuillan recorded a lightning-quick 20-metre sprint time of 2.77 seconds at the AFL Europe combine in 2019. The 188cm Irishman played as a forward in Gaelic football. 

Ross McQuillan during a weights session at a Bombers pre-season camp in Coffs Harbour. Picture: AFL Photos

Who could play in round one?
Jones looks the most likely to play in round one due to the injury list and his strong pre-season so far. Cahill could surprise a few, but a strong Marsh Community Series could do a lot for his hopes. Bryan will be a slow burn for the Bombers. – Jourdan Canil

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Hayden Young (NAB AFL Draft, No.7 overall)
The half-back's beautiful kick has been on show this pre-season as he completed a solid body of work pre-Christmas. Was recently held out of intraclub action, however, and trained away from the main group.

Caleb Serong (NAB AFL Draft, No.8 overall)
Bolted into round one calculations with an eye-catching intraclub performance, showcasing his clean hands, neat ball use and toughness in the contest. Flourished in his first pre-season in the gym and looks physically ready to go. 

Liam Henry (NAB AFL Draft, No.9 overall)
The Next Generation Academy product has been held back all summer because of a knee issue, only just joining the main training group. A bubbly personality on the track, he has work to do in the gym.  

Michael Frederick (NAB AFL Draft, No.61 overall)
Has wiped 30 seconds off his 2km time trial and focused on his tackling in an impressive pre-season. An exciting player who has shown an ability to break through packs and chase down opponents in match simulation work. 

Jarvis Pina (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.5 overall)
Vocal and a natural leader, the running defender from Peel Thunder has looked comfortable among established teammates this pre-season. In the main group and eyeing a half-back role after making gains in the gym. A nice kick. 

Isaiah Butters (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, NGA) 
Slightly built, Butters was put straight into a strength and conditioning program away from the main group to get himself physically ready for an AFL program. The Next Generation Academy product is set to join main training next week. 

Leno Thomas (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, NGA) 
Recruited as a Category B rookie via the Next Generation Academy, Thomas has also been held out of main training as he builds strength and fitness. Was charged with a drink driving offence in February and faces club sanctions. 

Who could play in round one?
Serong is the most likely after a brilliant intraclub display ensured Marsh Community Series selection. Coach Justin Longmuir appears set on rewarding young players with midfield opportunities if they earn them, and Serong looks to have done that to this point. Young should debut early if fit, with a demand in the backline for his elite ball use. Frederick is the wildcard on a wing or across half-forward if he impresses in pre-season matches. – Nathan Schmook

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Geelong Cats

Cooper Stephens (NAB AFL Draft, No.16 overall) 
After a strong pre-season, the inside midfielder was given an opportunity against Gold Coast at the weekend. Was a tad rusty in his first game back from a broken leg suffered early last year, picking up 12 disposals from 64 per cent game time.

Sam De Koning (NAB AFL Draft, No.19 overall)
The raw 202cm prospect has spent his first pre-season developing down back. Has excited the Cats with his game nous and intercept marking but will be given time in the gym and at VFL level before he makes the jump. 

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Francis Evans (NAB AFL Draft, No.41 overall)
Plucked from the clouds in November, the dynamic small forward is learning his craft. Given the Cats' depth of attacking players, he looks set to start his time in the VFL.

Cameron Taheny (NAB AFL Draft, No.50 overall)
Has the body and senior SANFL experience to suggest he's ready for the level. However, the mid-sized forward will have to push past second-year South Australians Ben Jarvis and Nathan Kreuger to force himself into the AFL conversation.

New Cats (front, L-R) Francis Evans, Cooper Stephens, Sam De Koning, (back, L-R), Cam Taheny and Brad Close. Picture: AFL Photos

Brad Close (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.14 overall)
A speedy small forward with serious x-factor, the 21-year-old played against the Suns at the weekend. Will get a chance at some stage for an attacking unit that now craves forward pressure.

Who plays in round one? 
Stephens' summer campaign has him in the selection frame, but he may be edged out once captain Joel Selwood returns. Close may rely on an injury to fit into a front half that already has Gary Ablett, Gryan Miers, Jack Steven, Luke Dahlhaus, Brandan Parfitt and Gary Rohan. – Mitch Cleary

Gold Coast Suns

Matt Rowell (NAB AFL Draft, No.1 overall)
Could not have been more impressive in his first three months. Rowell is one of the Suns' best runners, has a strong voice around the club and looks right at home against senior midfield bodies.

Noah Anderson (NAB AFL Draft, No.2 overall)
Like his best mate Rowell, Anderson is substantially further advanced than most draftees. The wingman has impressed during intraclub matches and showed he was ready for round one with a strong display against Geelong at the weekend.

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Sam Flanders (NAB AFL Draft, No.11 overall)
The dynamic Gippsland Power forward is well over a couple of pre-season niggles that cost him a session here and there. Flanders is ready to play either NEAFL or Marsh Community Series in a fortnight.

Jeremy Sharp (NAB AFL Draft, No.27 overall)
The young West Australian hasn't missed a beat since joining the Suns. He plays in the hotly contested wing spot but has already shown enough to suggest he'll play senior footy in 2020.

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Jy Farrar (NAB AFL Draft, No.60 overall)
The 23-year-old utility who hails from Halls Creek and played all over the country before being drafted has had a strong first pre-season. His speed has been notable in scratch matches and a practice game against Brisbane.

Connor Budarick (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.16 overall)
Not surprisingly the Gold Coast Academy product has slipped into life as an AFL footballer seamlessly. Budarick has been moved from his preferred midfield position to a half-back flank, but has adapted well and is right in the frame to debut in round one.

Connor Budarick celebrates a goal against the Cats in the opening Marsh game. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

Matt Conroy (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.29 overall)
The towering teenage ruckman is definitely a project player. Like Budarick, he is an Academy graduate (hailing from Townsville) and spent his time learning alongside injured skipper Jarrod Witts and Zac Smith.

Malcolm Rosas jnr (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.37 overall)
The exciting small forward from Darwin is another to have a strong first pre-season. Rosas has turned heads with his blistering speed and agility.

Who plays in round one?
Not surprisingly, Rowell is a lock to debut straight away after an exceptional pre-season. Anderson is almost certain as well, although the likely return from injury of Brayden Fiorini further squeezes the midfield/wing rotation. Budarick is firming as a third round one debutant, although the backline mix is in a little limbo as veterans Pearce Hanley and Jarrod Harbrow are paced through the pre-season. – Michael Whiting

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GWS Giants

Lachie Ash (NAB AFL Draft, No.4 overall)
The running half-back played big minutes in last week's match simulation hitout against the Swans and will continue his push for a round one debut in Saturday's Marsh Community Series clash against Sydney.

Lachie Ash and Tom Green could force their way into the Giants' team early in the season. Picture: AFL Photos

Tom Green (NAB AFL Draft, No.10 overall)
Impressive as an inside midfielder against Sydney last week, the Academy product has settled easily into life in the AFL. Played plenty of NEAFL footy last year and has the big body to feature early.

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Jake Riccardi (NAB AFL Draft, No.51 overall)
The tall forward played the second half against the Swans last week and kicked two goals. As a mature-aged recruit with senior footy under his belt, Riccardi could be a smoky to see some senior games in 2020.

Thomas Hutchesson (NAB AFL Draft, No.65 overall)
Another older draftee, the midfielder is ferocious at the opposition and showed he has good leg speed against the Swans last week. A long way back in the queue of onballers at GWS but has the maturity and tools to make an impact if he's given a chance.

Who could play in round one?
Ash and Green will both be heavily considered you'd think, especially if they can show some form during the Marsh Community Series, but in recent times – aside from Tim Taranto - this team has been extremely tough to break into for draftees early in the year. These two could buck the trend. – Adam Curley

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Will Day (NAB AFL Draft, No.13 overall)
Don't be fooled by Day's light frame – his skillset and smarts mean he's more prepared for senior football than some might think. Improved his standing with a strong intraclub hitout.

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Finn Maginness (NAB AFL Draft, No.29 overall)
Translated his NAB AFL Draft Combine heroics to the Hawks' last time trial, where he outgunned noted runner Isaac Smith. Was a solid performer in the club's intraclub game but didn't play in the Marsh Community Series against St Kilda.

Josh Morris (NAB AFL Draft, No.57 overall)
Still recovering from left knee surgery that has laid him low in the new year. Will start the season in the VFL once he is fit again and has a fair few players to leapfrog before being in senior contention.

Emerson Jeka (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.9 overall)
One of the draft's biggest sliders last year but he's impressed over the summer. A key-position player known best as a forward but who can play in defence and boasts strong hands.

Harry Pepper (Pre-selected Category B rookie, NGA)
The speedster from Gippsland Power will be afforded time to develop but already showed at NAB League level he can fill a role at both ends.

Who plays in round one? 
It's unlikely we'll see any of them in the Hawks' season opener against Brisbane. Day and Maginness are the best hopes and have both impressed but Hawthorn is well stocked down back and on the wing, where these two are respectively best suited. – Marc McGowan

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Luke Jackson (NAB AFL Draft, No.3 overall)
Has been uninterrupted since joining the Dees and has trained with the main group, albeit on a modified draftee load. Had five disposals, five hitouts in the first Marsh game.

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Kysaiah Pickett (NAB AFL Draft, No.12 overall)
Stood out in Marsh win over the Crows with a goal, a few bursts of speed and five tackles. Like Jackson, has done everything he's been asked to.

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Trent Rivers (NAB AFL Draft, No.32 overall)
Also uninterrupted across summer, his position across half-back probably kept him from the first Marsh game. Is physically capable of the level but the Dees aren't rushing him.

Who could play in round one?
Pickett and Jackson are the best chances; the former more than the latter. Pickett has already shown why he was recruited, providing a forward line spark and pressure. Jackson could play if needed but the fact the Demons face the big Eagles away in the opener works against him. – Jennifer Phelan

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North Melbourne

Charlie Comben (NAB AFL Draft, No.31 overall)
There is lots to like about this 199cm forward-ruckman who's illustrated his contested-marking ability in match simulation and the Roos' intraclub game. He's arguably ahead of where some might have thought given his injury issues last year.

Jack Mahony (NAB AFL Draft, No.34 overall)
Mahony's quickly caught everyone's attention with his high football IQ and skills to match and was selected for North's Marsh Community Series opener. He will start as a forward but he should eventually go through the midfield as well.

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Flynn Perez (NAB AFL Draft, No.35 overall)
North Melbourne's medical and strength and conditioning teams are treading carefully with Perez's recovery from an ACL rupture two Decembers ago. Won't be sighted in the senior practice games but the Roos are excited about him.

Who plays in round one? 
Mahony is an outside chance to fill a forward role but it's more likely he will have to prove himself at state league level first. Comben and Perez are longer-term options but the former might force his way in sooner rather than later if he blitzes in the VFL. – Marc McGowan

Miles Bergman (NAB AFL Draft, No. 14 overall)
Looked lively in the Power's intraclub game, but a minor ankle injury has sidelined the 189cm forward for one to two weeks.

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Mitch Georgiades (NAB AFL Draft, No.18 overall)
Blown everyone away with his competitiveness, marking and physical strength. Hard to think the tall forward missed all of last year with a quad injury.

Mitch Georgiades lines up for goal during the Marsh Community Series match between Brisbane and Port Adelaide. Picture: AFL Photos

Dylan Williams (NAB AFL Draft, No.23 overall)
Crafty medium forward who looks dangerous every time he touches the ball. Kicked three goals in the Power's intraclub game, but missed selection for the first Marsh encounter.

Jackson Mead (NAB AFL Draft, No.25 overall, father/son selection)
A minor hamstring injury kept Mead from pushing his case in the Power's intraclub game and the first Marsh encounter. Before the injury, the midfielder had impressed with his kicking and skills by hand.

Jake Pasini (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.8 overall)
The promising key defender has more than held his own when matched up on key forwards Charlie Dixon, Todd Marshall and Mitch Georgiades in training. Looks a likely long-term prospect.

Trent Burgoyne (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.22 overall, father/son selection)
The son of premiership player Peter Burgoyne, Trent has shown glimpses of magic when he's using his blistering pace on the outside. One to watch for the future.

Who plays in round one? 
Georgiades will be in serious consideration after a strong pre-season. Played three quarters of the Power's first Marsh game against Brisbane before being managed. Didn't have a huge influence but presents a strong contest and brings the ball to ground. Hard to see any of the other youngsters getting into a Power team that's just about at full strength except for injured vice-captain Ollie Wines. – Lee Gaskin

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Thomson Dow (NAB AFL Draft, No.21 overall)
Missed the intraclub with illness, but his strong running ability has helped him in his first pre-season. Looks likely to start in the midfield in the VFL and has impressed with his gym work despite his slight frame.

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Noah Cumberland (NAB AFL Draft, No.43 overall)
The "larrikin" of the Richmond draftees, Cumberland is coming off nearly four years' work as a stonemason, having left school early. Still learning the Richmond way to play football, the highly competitive forward was held back early this pre-season with some soreness.

Will Martyn (NAB AFL Draft, No.44 overall)
Possibly the polar opposite to Cumberland in personality, Martyn has been described as a student of the game. Played midfield during the club's intraclub and his running ability will help his development over the next year.

Hugo Ralphsmith (NAB AFL Draft, No.46 overall)
Having come through the Victorian talent pathway, Ralphsmith has rarely, if ever, played against men, meaning Richmond's intraclub was a step up for the youngster. Has impressed with his ball use and endurance, with the club eying a running half-back, Isaac Smith-type role in the future.

Bigoa Nyuon (NAB AFL Draft, No.54 overall)
Had a baptism of fire in the intraclub, matching up against Tom Lynch, but settled as the game went on. Will need to put on size, but the club is bullish the defender will be tough to stop in the air as his timing improves.

Bigoa Nyuon in action during a training session on the Gold Coast. Picture: AFL Photos

Who plays in round one? 
The short answer is no one. It's a tough ask to break through into a premiership side, and the club's draft selections were made with an eye to the future. The club's first selection in the 2018 NAB AFL Draft, Riley Collier-Dawkins, is more likely to make his debut than the above five players. – Sarah Black

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St Kilda

Ryan Byrnes (NAB AFL Draft, No.52 overall)
Has taken part in most of the program since walking across Moorabbin from the Sandringham Dragons' base into Saints' HQ. Has played some match simulation and could play in either of the next two pre-season games.   

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Leo Connolly (NAB AFL Draft, No.64 overall)
Like Byrnes, has been given the chance to do most of a managed training load and could be set for some Marsh minutes in the coming weeks.

Jack Bell (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.4 overall)
The definition of a project player. Ruckman who is 200cm tall but weighs just 81kg, Bell has mainly been running and spending time in the gym since also arriving from the Dragons.

Who could play in round one?
It's very unlikely any of them. With the arrival of six experienced players from other clubs, the Saints' new-look dynamic is already being tested and refined without adding newbies to the mix. Byrnes and Connolly could push this season, but Bell is seen as a long-range prospect and will spend the year in the VFL. – Jennifer Phelan

Sydney Swans

Dylan Stephens (NAB AFL Draft, No.5 overall)
The gun midfielder the Swans were after has been impressive in his first summer. Uses the footy well by foot and his senior teammates have taken notice of the gifted South Australian. Had some good moments in last week's trial against the Giants.

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Will Gould (NAB AFL Draft, No.26 overall)
Has the build of a 25-year-old and the South Australian has used his SANFL senior experience to help him adjust well to his first summer. With Heath Grundy gone, Gould could step straight in as a replacement in defence.

Elijah Taylor (NAB AFL Draft, No.36 overall)
A gifted forward, Taylor has been given time to develop over summer and looms as a long-term project for the Swans. Has the ability to do some special things if he can put it all together.

Elijah Taylor will wear Sydney's famous No.37, previously held by Adam Goodes. Picture: AFL Photos

Chad Warner (NAB AFL Draft, No.39 overall)
Has turned some heads in Sydney with his aggressive style, so much so that coach John Longmire had to chat with the youngster about when to ease back on his intensity at training. The type of player the Swans love. 

Brady Rowles (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.4 overall)
The speedster is lightly framed and will take some time to develop in the NEAFL this year, but his ability to run and carry the footy with pace off half-back and through the midfield is a massive attraction for the Swans.

Who could play in round one?
Stephens looks to be in prime position to add some speed to the midfield and with Zak Jones (St Kilda) gone, there's a spot for him if he can show something in the Marsh Community Series. Gould is also likely to be a chance, while Warner is an outside smoky. – Adam Curley

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West Coast Eagles

Callum Jamieson (NAB AFL Draft, No.49 overall)
A raw, mobile ruckman, Jamieson was held out of the Eagles' second intraclub and had his loads managed for a week. He is back in full training and learning his craft from Nic Naitanui and co.

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Ben Johnson (NAB AFL Draft, No.58 overall)
A small defender with speed and a penetrating right boot, Johnson has backed himself in training to bite off dangerous kicks coming out of defence. There is a view he is already one of the best kicks at the club. Uninterrupted summer.  

Anthony Treacy (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.10 overall)
A mature-age recruit from Claremont, Treacy played in the Eagles' second intraclub and showed a commitment to chasing and tackling as a small forward. In the pack of small forwards competing for Marsh Community Series exposure. 

Mitch O'Neill (NAB AFL Rookie Draft, No.20 overall)
The Tasmanian has had a good first pre-season, racking up possessions in the Eagles' first intraclub. A good ball-user but slightly built, he needs time in the gym before competing for selection.  

Who could play in round one?
Treacy is the only new Eagle who looks physically ready to play at the top level and he could earn a Marsh Community Series game as the match committee looks at its small forward options. It would take a bolt from the blue for the others to earn round one selection given they will also be competing with a strong list that has minimal injury issues. – Nathan Schmook

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Cody Weightman (NAB AFL Draft, No.15 overall)
The crafty small forward was probably unlucky not to get a shot in the first Marsh Community Series match, considering his strong pre-season form. His marking and goal sense should make him a fan favourite.

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Daniel Harford and Champion Data's Daniel Hoyne take a look at how the Western Bulldogs performed in the draft

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Louis Butler (NAB AFL Draft, No.53 overall)
Butler has enjoyed an injury-free pre-season, spending plenty of time with development coaches learning the nuances of the game. The running defender is likely to bide his time in the VFL this year. 

Riley Garcia (NAB AFL Draft, No.62 overall)
The talented West Australian has spent the off-season with the rehabilitation group as he recovers from knee surgery. The club isn't taking any shortcuts with him, so don't expect him to be rushed back.

Who could play in round one?
Weightman is a real chance to play in round one, but Toby McLean and Mitch Wallis are ahead of him in the pecking order. Luke Beveridge has chosen to let his outside-type players spend most of their first two seasons developing in the midfield, so expect this to be the plan for Butler too. – Jourdan Canil