HOW DOES Will Ashcroft compare to Nick Daicos? And will he be able to make a similar impact at AFL level next year like Daicos has wowed this season?

The comparisons have been made between Brisbane father-son prospect Ashcroft in this year's draft and Collingwood father-son pick-up Daicos, who starred at under-18 level last year.

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Tune into this week's episode of Road to the Draft as hosts Cal Twomey and Nat Edwards dissect the latest starring performance of Ashcroft in the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

Plus we look at the exciting crop of bottom-agers for the 2023 draft and chat with an early contender for the No.1 pick next year, Vic Country youngster Harley Reid.

This week's episode guide…

2:30 – Can Will Ashcroft have an impact at AFL level like Nick Daicos next season?

6:15 – Why there's a new 'Wizard' set to enter the AFL system.

7:15 – The draftee who produced the best game of his season last week for Vic Country.

10:30 – The best prospects for the 2023 draft, including a number of strong footy bloodlines.

14:00 – Vic Country's Harley Reid joins the show to chat about the national carnival and his new role in the backline.

19:30 – Where Reid sees his development coming next year as a top-aged draftee.

23:15 – The lessons Reid took from training at Carlton earlier this year.