QUALITY key defenders are hard to source through the draft system, but this year's crop has produced several options.
On this week's Road to the Draft podcast, draft reporter Callum Twomey and host Nat Edwards discuss the leading tall defenders of the 2014 batch.
They are joined on the show by one of those players in injured Vic Metro backman Jake Lever.
Lever underwent a knee reconstruction at the end of last year and will miss all of his draft year, but updates AFL.com.au on his progress and some of the dark times he is enduring while on the sidelines.
Road to the Draft also reviews last weekend's action from the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships and looks forward to round three, while retrospectively ranks the top five players from the 2011 draft intake.
Current draft order:
Pick 1. Brisbane Lions
2. Greater Western Sydney
3. St Kilda
5. Western Bulldogs
8. West Coast
10. North Melbourne
13. Gold Coast (activated compensation pick following Geelong's first selection)
14. Gold Coast
16. Sydney Swans
18. Port Adelaide
19. Essendon (end-of-first-round pick as part of supplements penalty)
20. Greater Western Sydney (activated end-of-first-round compensation pick)