A QUARTER of the players invited to attend this year's NAB AFL Draft Combine will come from Queensland and New South Wales/ACT in a tick for the League's developing regions.

A list of 96 players invited to the four-day testing at Etihad Stadium in October was released on Monday, with 19 selected via the Queensland and NSW/ACT Rams squads from the recent under-18 championships.

Last year just six players from the teams featured in the initial draft combine list.

Most of this year's group are already tied to northern clubs via the academy program, which the AFL is reviewing and will consider changing for this year's draft.

On Friday, the Sydney Swans, Greater Western Sydney, Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast will need to nominate the players they are considering drafting as academy prospects, with final-round nominations to come on the last day of the combine.  

Possible top-five draft picks Christian Petracca, Angus Brayshaw and Peter Wright are among Vic Metro's 28-player presence at the combine, while key forward Patrick McCartin is one of 16 representatives for Vic Country.

Western Australia has had 12 players picked to attend the combine, while South Australia, which won the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships title, will have 15 players present.

That will include Central Districts midfielder Josh Glenn, who was last year invited to test at the screening but declined his invitation and opted to pull out of the draft.

A year on, Glenn is still on the radar of recruiters having won enough votes from interested clubs to come to the national combine.

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Nakia Cockatoo (Northern Territory) and Josh McGuinness (Tasmania) were the only players from their respective teams to win invites, while there will be four international prospects who will be assessed by clubs.

The AFL has left space to upgrade four players if their performances at the end of the season warrant a spot, and will this week organise invitations for state draft combines around the country.  



Logan Austin                Belconnen
Nick Coughlan              Murray Bushrangers
Abe Davis                     UNSW-Easts
Tom Faul                      Ainslie
Jeremy Finlayson         Hills Eagles
Isaac Heeney               Cardiff
Jack Hiscox                  Sydney Uni
Brydan Hodgson          Murray Bushrangers
Dougal Howard            Murray Bushrangers
Michael Mattingly          Corowa-Rutherglen
Tyler Roos                    Sandringham Dragons
Jack Steele                   Belconnen

Nakia Cockatoo            NT Thunder

Harris Andrews            Aspley
Liam Dawson               Aspley
Matt Hammelmann       Morningside
Nick Jackson                Aspley
Braydon Preuss           Mt Gravatt
Matthew Uebergang    Ipswich
Lachie Weller               Broadbeach

Peter Bampton             Norwood
Caleb Daniel                South Adelaide
Sam Durdin                  West Adelaide
Brett Eddy                    South Adelaide
Josh Glenn                   Central Districts
Dean Gore                   Sturt
Cory Gregson               Glenelg
Declan Hamilton           Port Adelaide
Oleg Markov                 North Adelaide
Alex Neal-Bullen           Glenelg
Keenan Ramsey           Port Adelaide
Tom Read                     Sturt
James Rose                 Sturt
Billy Stretch                  Glenelg
Harrison Wigg              North Adelaide

Josh McGuinness          Lauderdale

Daniel Butler                North Ballarat Rebels
Christian Buykx-Smith  Gippsland Power
Daniel Capiron             Dandenong Stingrays
Zaine Cordy                 Geelong Falcons
Jordan Cunico              Gippsland Power
Nathan Drummond       Murray Bushrangers
Hugh Goddard             Geelong Falcons
Daniel Howe                Murray Bushrangers
Tom Lamb                    Dandenong Stingrays
Jack Lonie                    Dandenong Stingrays
Caleb Marchbank         Murray Bushrangers
Rowan Marshall           North Ballarat Rebels
Patrick McCartin           Geelong Falcons
Jaden McGrath             Bendigo Pioneers
Jackson Nelson            Geelong Falcons
Lukas Webb                 Gippsland Power

Paul Ahern                   Calder Cannons
Angus Brayshaw          Sandringham Dragons
Jason Castagna           Northern Knights
Damien Cavka             Calder Cannons
Josh Clayton                Sandringham Dragons
Jordan De Goey          Oakleigh Chargers
Harry Dear                   Sandringham Dragons
Liam Duggan               Western Jets
Corey Ellis                   Western Jets
Matthew Goodyear      Calder Cannons
Billy Gowers                Oakleigh Chargers
Ed Langdon                 Sandringham Dragons
Kyle Langford              Northern Knights
Jayden Laverde           Western Jets
Jake Lever                   Calder Cannons
Brayden Maynard         Sandringham Dragons
Daniel McKenzie          Oakleigh Chargers
Reece McKenzie          Northern Knights
Connor Menadue         Western Jets
Touk Miller                    Calder Cannons
Darcy Moore                Oakleigh Chargers
Daniel Nielson              Eastern Ranges
Brenton Payne            Western Jets
Christian Petracca       Eastern Ranges
Marc Pittonet               Oakleigh Chargers
Ed Vickers-Willis          Sandringham Dragons
Dillon Viojo-Rainbow    Western Jets
Peter Wright                 Calder Cannons

Aidan Anderson           Swan Districts
Connor Blakely             Swan Districts
Jack Cripps                   East Fremantle
Josh Deluca                  Subiaco
Billy Frampton              South Fremantle
Jarrod Garlett               South Fremantle
Tyler Keitel                   East Perth
Mitch McGovern           Claremont
Jermaine Miller-Lewis   South Fremantle
Jarrod Pickett               South Fremantle
Clem Smith                   Perth
Francis Watson            Claremont

Marvin Baynham          USA
Paddy Brophy              Ireland
Evan Bruinsma             USA
Connor McKenna          Ireland