WITH selections for next month's NAB AFL Draft order now set, pieces of the order are beginning to fall into place.
For every club's first pick at the draft, AFL.com.au has found a player who may fit the bill for that respective club's needs.
We have also found a handful of other players who could be drafted or available around that club's particular selection.
Pick 14: The Crows pushed down the draft order believing they will get the player they're after at their first selection, and it could be Victorian key defender Hugh Goddard. Adelaide has lost a few key position types in recent years and Goddard is likely to fit in the pick 10-20 range having enjoyed a solid end to the season as a backman.
Around the mark: Caleb Marchbank, Sam Durdin, Brayden Maynard
Pick 44: Having traded out their first two selections as part of the deal to acquire Dayne Beams, the Lions' first pick will be No.44, which they have already committed to Academy player Liam Dawson. Dawson's mobility, marking and kicking are his elite traits. The club's first live pick is No.67, so they will be hoping someone they rate slips through.
Pick 19: Carlton grabbed a couple of big men during the trade period in forwards Kristian Jaksch and Liam Jones, so might look for some pace in the draft. Connor Menadue, who ran 2.88 seconds in the 20m sprint, could be an option at this point of the draft having shown his break-neck speed, agility and run from half-back through the season.
Around the mark: Tom Lamb, Ed Vickers-Willis, Jarrod Garlett
Pick 5: The Pies find themselves in a good spot, having already brought in father-son Darcy Moore with pick nine. That gives them some flexibility with pick five, and Jayden Laverde brings plenty of that with him. The Western Jets midfielder can play on a wing, across half-forward or half-back, and has great speed. At 189cm, he's a big-bodied midfielder with plenty of suitors.
Around the mark: Paul Ahern, Kyle Langford, Peter Wright
Jayden Laverde's combination of height and pace make him an attractive prospect. Picture: AFL Media
Pick 17: The Bombers hold pick No.17 and then No.20, so can address some areas on their list with early selections. Tom Lamb is a player who, at his best, offers a bit of everything. As a tall half-forward he has the endurance to play in the midfield, and can be moved across half-back to impact a game.
Around the mark: Connor Blakely, Jordan De Goey, Daniel McKenzie
Pick 13: The club brought in tall forward Michael Apeness at last year's draft and could look to a tall defender at this intake. Sam Durdin is a chance to still be available if the cards fall a certain way and, despite his struggles at times this season, he is still a mobile, marking 197cm key position player. One of the tall options is likely to still be available.
Around the mark: Jake Lever, Caleb Marchbank, Hugh Goddard
Pick 10: If he's not snapped up early, there's a chance Jake Lever gets through a few spots and is available at the Cats' first pick. They chased James Frawley without success and Tom Lonergan and Jared Rivers both turned 30 this year. Lever, who missed the year after undergoing a knee reconstruction, has remained at the front of recruiters' minds through his dedicated approach to his rehabilitation.
Around the mark: Hugh Goddard, Caleb Marchbank, Paul Ahern
Pick 8: The Suns have two selections inside the first 15 so should add some more quality youngsters to their already very talented list. Jarrod Pickett would offer an immediate spark to their forward and midfield mix. The West Australian possesses elite speed, skill and goal sense, and often turns games with passages of brilliance.
Around the mark: Kyle Langford, Jordan De Goey, Lachie Weller
Jarrod Pickett's eye for goal and clean skills would give any midfield a boost. Picture: AFL Media
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
Pick 4: Given the departure of forward Tom Boyd and long-term injury to Jonathon Patton, and the loss of key defenders Sam Frost and Kristian Jaksch, the Giants have lost some important height. Big man Peter Wright looks likely to be available at pick four and has shown his talents in the ruck and as a leading centre-half forward through the season.
Around the mark: Jayden Laverde, Paul Ahern, Paddy McCartin
Pick 31: The Hawks are well stocked in almost every spot on the ground, so they'll have to wait and see what is still available at their first pick. Touk Miller is a small, in-and-under midfielder with some power and similar attributes to Sam Mitchell who could add some more midfield depth. Daniel McKenzie is another worth considering if still available given his excellent athleticism and awareness.
Around the mark: Dan Howe, Declan Hamilton, Damien Cavka
Pick 2: Angus Brayshaw has long been linked to the Demons and it makes sense: he's a ball-winner, a tough and hard player, and one who could make an difference right away. Coach Paul Roos has spoken about the club's need to bring in more midfielders, and the Dees have the next pick as well, so will head to the Gold Coast in a very strong position.
Around the mark: Paddy McCartin, Christian Petracca, Jake Lever
Pick 16: Having been in the mix for speedy types Eddie Betts, Travis Varcoe and Adam Cooney over the past two trade periods, it would seem the Roos have an eye on more pace. Jarrod Garlett could fit the bill, having enjoyed a terrific season in Western Australia. He was a standout for his state during the Under-18 championships and has shown he can run quickly, and has great endurance.
Around the mark: Jordan De Goey, Corey Ellis, Nakia Cockatoo
Pick 57: Having traded out their first two selections to secure Paddy Ryder from the Bombers, Port Adelaide's recruiters will be hoping one of their preferred options slips right down to pick 57. Someone who could be available around this stage is South Australian Josh Glenn, who pulled out of last year's draft but is back for another shot this season. The 20-year-old is a skillful player who averaged 20 disposals at SANFL level.
Around the mark: Who really knows? At this point of the draft it's a lottery.
Josh Glenn in action during the 2014 NAB AFL Draft Combine in October. Picture: AFL Media
Pick 12: The Tigers are in a nice spot of the draft to wait and see what gets through. Corey Ellis, a smooth moving and smart left-footer, could be the player to land at Richmond. Although recovering from a foot injury, Ellis is low-risk and sees the game unfold well from half-back, the wing or a ball-winning midfield role. If Sam Durdin is available he might be hard to pass up as an athletic tall.
Around the mark: Sam Durdin, Lachie Weller, Liam Duggan
Pick 1: Christian Petracca seems to be the slight leader at this stage to be the first player picked next month, but key forward Paddy McCartin is still under strong consideration. It's likely to be down to those two players for the No.1 spot, and either would equally deserve it. Petracca has had a dominant season in the midfield, and although McCartin had some injury troubles, he is the best tall forward available.
Around the mark: Angus Brayshaw, Peter Wright
Pick 18: The Swans already know who they'll be picking with their first selection at the draft, and have pretty much known all season. Academy prospect Isaac Heeney will be taken at No.18 after the Swans matched Melbourne's bid for him earlier this month, and he's ready to have an impact in the midfield next year. The Swans' first live pick is No.37.
Pick 11: The Eagles have a need for pace in their midfield mix, and Nakia Cockatoo would bring plenty of that. Explosive and strong, Cockatoo showed his power and ability in a curtain raiser on Grand Final morning and with brilliant testing at the NAB AFL Draft Combine. There are a number of clubs interested in him, but he has missed a significant amount of footy with his foot injury so will need close assessment.
Around the mark: Liam Duggan, Lachie Weller, Jarrod Pickett
Pick 26: Oscar McDonald has risen sharply towards the end of the season and is now viewed by some as a top-40 selection. The 196cm defender can shut down opponents, has strong endurance and tested very well at the recent national combine. He's a bit of a late riser, but ticks some important boxes. He's the brother of Melbourne's Tom McDonald, and the Bulldogs will be keen to add some key defensive youth.
Around the mark: Alex Neal-Bullen, Ed Vickers-Willis, Connor Blakely