POTENTIAL top-five pick Elijah Hollands knew in February he wasn't going to play at all in his draft season.

After tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, Hollands has watched on as his fellow Victorian draft hopefuls have been unable to take the field due to the COVID-19 situation.

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The Vic Country and Murray Bushrangers talent joins this week's Road to the Draft podcast to discuss his season, his rehabilitation with the injury and the interest he has had from clubs since the setback.

Plus, he reveals the support from an Essendon star that has taken him by surprise during his recovery and how he's shaped his game on a Western Bulldogs star. 

Tune in for the latest in the world of the draft, trade and player movement space as draft expert Callum Twomey and Nat Edwards are joined by prospects, club list managers and recruiters for exclusive interviews.

This week's episode guide…

0:50 - The latest results and standout draftees from the most recent block of games around the country.

1:30 - The Fremantle Next Generation Academy product who is catching the attention of scouts.

4:30 - Potential top-five pick Elijah Hollands joins the show for a chat about his year recovering from a knee reconstruction.

6:50 - Hollands describes the support he received when he went down with his injury, including a surprise Bomber.

10:15 - How has the COVID-19 impact been for Victorian draft prospects? Hollands gives an insight into the difficulties of this year.

14:15 - How many clubs have interviewed Hollands in recent months? He chats about meeting clubs via Zoom.

15:35 - Hollands discusses training with Richmond last year and his link to the Tigers.

18:50 - Which Bulldogs gun has Hollands moulded his game on? 

25:00 - We take a look at the changes announced to the talent pathway this week, including what it means for the future of the Next Generation Academy players.