Live: ‘There’ll be plenty of busts’

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:09:59 AM. Live: AFL Draft

IT’S AFL Draft night and in the words of Tigers legend Kevin Bartlett “today the game sells dreams to supporters”.

The next crop of youngster to hit the big-time will have their names called at the Sydney Showgrounds before fans, the media and their new clubs hail the promise they can deliver.

“It’s a celebration day and there’ll be lots of comparisons made to modern day greats. It’s a day where everyone gets their man. It has to be that way,” Bartlett told SEN.

“Comments will go like this — We rated him highly, we couldn’t believe he got through to pick 150, he’s got great pace, great acceleration, huge motor, wonderful aerobic and anaerobic capacity, great kick, good hands, skilful, takes a strong mark, tough insider and good on the outside. And will be a future captain. He has great character.

“The truth is, sad to say there’ll be plenty of busts among them all. But that’s for another day.”

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves, KB. The draft gets under way at 7pm.

2.30pm

Martin clone tipped to go first

Cameron Rayner is tipped to go first. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

Cameron Rayner is tipped to go first. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)Source:Supplied

Whether he ends the night as the newest No.1 draft pick or not, Cameron Rayner is more than ready to embark on his AFL career.

Rayner is widely regarded as the favourite to be taken by Brisbane with the first overall selection at Friday night’s draft meeting in Sydney.

“It’s been a long wait and, now that it’s finally come to it, it’s really exciting,” Rayner said.

“I’m a little bit nervous, but I’m just looking forward to seeing where I start playing footy.

“It’s been out there in the media that (No.1) could happen, but I’m not going to believe that until I hear it on draft night.”

Speculation surfaced on Thursday that Brisbane had already told Rayner they would make him this year’s top pick.

“I had a meeting with them the other day ... I went in there expecting to figure it out but I probably came out more confused,” Rayner said. “I’ll just know when everyone else knows.

“I’m just looking forward to seeing where I will end up and start playing footy.

“I said right from the start of the year that if I got a chance to play AFL footy, I’d play anywhere. Brisbane would be an awesome place to live and the club is going forward.

“I’d love to a part of that and, if that happens, I’d be really excited.”

Fellow Victorian on-ballers Luke Davies-Uniacke, Paddy Dow and Andrew Brayshaw are also a chance to be this year’s top pick.

Davies-Uniacke is widely predicted to be claimed by Fremantle with the second overall pick, Dow is the popular choice to be taken by Carlton at No.3, while Brayshaw could land at North Melbourne, who have the fourth overall pick.

“I think any of those four boys would handle the No.1 mantle well and they’re all a little bit different,” AFL talent manager Kevin Sheehan told AAP. “There’s still a great debate over who might win the coveted No.1 spot.”

— AAP

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Final draft order: See your club’s picks

1. Brisbane Lions

2. Fremantle (received from Gold Coast via Lachie Weller trade)

3. Carlton

4. North Melbourne

5. Fremantle

6. Collingwood

7. St Kilda (received from Hawthorn in 2016)

8. St Kilda

9. Western Bulldogs

10. Carlton (received from Adelaide via Bryce Gibbs trade, originally received from Melbourne via Jake Lever trade)

11. Greater Western Sydney (received from Essendon via Devon Smith trade)

12. Adelaide (received from Brisbane Lions for Charlie Cameron, originally received from Port Adelaide in 2016)

13. West Coast

14. Sydney

15. Brisbane Lions (received from Richmond via pick swap, originally received from Geelong in 2016, via Carlton and GWS on-trades)

16. Western Bulldogs (received from Carlton via pick swap, originally received from Adelaide via Bryce Gibbs trade)

17. Richmond

18. Brisbane Lions (received as compensation for free agent Tom Rockliff)

19. Gold Coast (received from Geelong as part of Gary Ablett trade, originally received as compensation for free agent Steven Motlop)

The Suns received pick 19 as part of the Gary Ablett trade.

The Suns received pick 19 as part of the Gary Ablett trade.Source:AAP

20. Richmond (received from Brisbane Lions via pick swap)

21. West Coast (received from Gold Coast via pick swap)

22. Geelong (received from Carlton in 2016)

23. North Melbourne

24. Geelong (received from Gold Coast as part of Gary Ablett trade, originally received from Fremantle in 2016)

25. Richmond (received from Brisbane Lions via pick swap, received from Western Bulldogs via Josh Schache trade, received from Essendon via Jake Stringer strade; received from GWS as part via Devon Smith trade, originally received from Collingwood in 2016)

26. West Coast (received from Gold Coast via pick swap, originally received from Hawthorn in 2016)

27. Greater Western Sydney (received from St Kilda in 2016)

28. Greater Western Sydney (received from Carlton for Matthew Kennedy, originally received from Western Bulldogs via pick swap)

29. Melbourne

30. Carlton (received from Western Bulldogs via pick swap, originally received from Essendon via Jake Stringer strade)

31. Melbourne (received from Port Adelaide via Jack Watts trade)

32. West Coast

33. Sydney

34. St Kilda (received from Port Adelaide via pick swap, received from Hawthorn as part of Jarman Impey trade, originally received from GWS in 2016)

35. Geelong

36. Melbourne (received from Adelaide via Jake Lever trade)

37. West Coast (received from Gold Coast via pick swap, originally received from Richmond in 2016)

38. Collingwood (received from the Brisbane Lions in 2016)

39. Adelaide (received from Gold Coast via Harrison Wigg trade)

40. Brisbane Lions (received from Westerm Bulldogs via Josh Schache trade, received from Carlton via pick swap)

Josh Schache at Western Bulldogs training. Picture: Nicole Garmston

Josh Schache at Western Bulldogs training. Picture: Nicole GarmstonSource:News Corp Australia

41. Gold Coast (received from Fremantle via Lachie Weller trade, received from Western Bulldogs trade for Hayden Crozier, originally from North Melbourne in 2016)

42. Fremantle

43. Hawthorn (received from Brisbane Lions via Luke Hodge trade)

44. Brisbane Lions (received from Hawthorn via Luke Hodge trade, originally received from Collingwood in 2016)

45. St Kilda

46. Port Adelaide (received from North Melbourne via pick swap; originally received from Western Bulldogs in 2016)

47. Melbourne

48. Essendon

49. Port Adelaide

50. Gold Coast (received from West Coast via pick swap)

51. Sydney

52. Brisbane Lions (received from Richmond via pick swap, originally received from Greater Western Sydney in 2016)

53. Richmond (received from Geelong for future third-round pick)

54. Gold Coast (received from Adelaide via Harrison Wigg trade)

55. Richmond

56. Collingwood (received from the Brisbane Lions in 2016)

57. Greater Western Sydney (received from Fremantle as part of Nathan Wilson trade, originally received from Gold Coast in 2016)

58. Geelong (received from Carlton via Darcy Lang trade)

59. Port Adelaide (received from St Kilda via pick swap, originally received from North Melbourne in 2016, via Western Bulldogs on-trade)

60. Fremantle

61. Collingwood

62. Port Adelaide (received from Hawthorn via Jarman Impey trade)

63. Port Adelaide (received from St Kilda via pick swap)

64. North Melbourne (received from Western Bulldogs in 2016)

65. Greater Western Sydney* (original pick No.15 slides down after 1000-point penalty placed on them for Lachie Whitfield affair)

66. Fremantle (received from Melbourne via Harley Balic trade)

67. Essendon

68. Hawthorn (received from Port Adelaide via Jarman Impey trade)

69. West Coast

70. Fremantle (received from GWS via Nathan Wilson trade)

Nathan Wilson.

Nathan Wilson.Source:News Corp Australia

71. Geelong

72. Carlton (received from Adelaide via Bryce Gibbs trade)

73. Hawthorn (received from Brisbane Lions via Luke Hodge trade)

74. Gold Coast

75. Adelaide (received from Carlton via Bryce Gibbs trade)

76. North Melbourne

77. Fremantle

78. Hawthorn

79. Western Bulldogs (received from St Kilda in 2016)

80. Fremantle (received from Western Bulldogs via Hayden Crozier trade)

81. Essendon

82. Port Adelaide

83. West Coast

84. Sydney

85. Greater Western Sydney

86. Geelong

87. North Melbourne (received from Adelaide via Sam Gibson trade)

88. Gold Coast

89. Port Adelaide (received from Carlton via Matthew Lobbe trade)

90. Fremantle

91. Hawthorn

92. Sydney

93. Greater Western Sydney

94. Adelaide

95. Carlton

96. Carlton

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