Sports Today’s 2015 AFL Draft blog | 3AW
1 Carlton – Jacob Weitering, Dandenong Stingrays
A defender who is able to play both ends of the ground, reads the play well and takes intercept marks. Likened to Harry Taylor and he will play in season 2016 for the Blues.
LISTEN: Jacob Weitering with Shane McInnes after being selected at number 1.
2 Brisbane Lions – Josh Schache, Murray Bushrangers
A massive 199cm key forward, who can also go through the ruck. A beautiful kick for goal who was awarded the Larke medal for the best player in the Under 18 championships, where he kicked 24-goals.
LISTEN: Shane McInnes caught up with Josh Schache after he was selected by the Brisbane Lions.
LISTEN: Brisbane Coach Justin Leppitsch speaking about Schache on Sports Today.
3 Sydney – Callum Mills, Northshore
Highly rated inside midfielder, who could have easily gone at number 1.
4 Melbourne – Clayton Oliver, Murray Bushrangers
The 2015 Morrish Medalist who had injuries at the start of the year. A massive bolter in this year’s draft, as he was not even in the Vic Country side.
LISTEN: Shane McInnes with Clayton Oliver after being selected by Melbourne.
5 Essendon – Darcy Parish, Geelong Falcons
Small midfielder with pure football skills. His two seasons at under-18 level were really impressive.
LISTEN: Darcy Parish with Shane McInnes at the draft after being selected.
6 Essendon – Aaron Francis, West Adelaide
A tall defender who has played senior football in the SANFL. Reads the play ahead of him really well and can take a strong mark in defence.
7 GWS – Jacob Hopper, North Ballarat
Really lively both on and off the field. He is tough as nails and likes to run with the ball in his hands.
8 Gold Coast – Callum Ah Chee, Geelong Falcons
Brother of Brendon from Port Adelaide, Callum showed his tricks throughout the season, including a massive hanger at the MCG.
LISTEN: Callum Ah Chee joined Shane McInnes after he was selected by the Suns.
9 Melbourne – Sam Weidemen, Eastern Rangers
Melbourne were right in to him from the get go. He is a strong marking forward, standing at 196cm.
LISTEN: Sam Weidemen with Shane McInnes after Melbourne selected him at number 9.
10 Carlton – Harry McKay, Gippsland Power
LISTEN: Harry McKay with Shane McInnes after being selected by Carlton
11 Adelaide – Wayne Milera, Central District
Quick, classy and a good finisher.
12 Carlton – Charlie Curnow, Geelong Falcons
At one stage he was touted as a top-10 pick. Had an off-field incident last week which he will have to deal with, however he is said to have a good family and support around him. Will join his brother Ed at the Blues.
13 GWS – Matthew Kennedy, Collingullie GP
A country boy who already has plenty of meat on him (which he needs for the way he plays). Inside midfielder who can use it well.
14 Brisbane – Eric Hipwood, Aspley
15 Richmond – Daniel Rioli, St Mary’s NT
He was outstanding on Grand Final day at the MCG for the AFL curtain raiser. Followed that up with a brilliant combine, posting high results all across the board. Plus, his last name is Rioli!
16 GWS – Harrison Himmelberg, Eastlake
17 Adelaide – Tom Doedee, Geelong Falcons
A big surprise, with many thinking he would be selected late in the second round.
18 St Kilda – Jade Gresham, Northern Knights
19 Hawthorn – Ryan Burton, North Adelaide
LISTEN: Ryan Burton joins Shane McInnes after being selected by the Hawks.
20 Gold Coast – Brayden Fiorini, Northern Knights
21 North Melbourne – Ben McKay, Gippsland Power
22 Hawthorn – Kieran Lovell, Kingston Tigers
See highlights of Kieran Lovell below.
23 Carlton – David Cunningham, Oakleigh Chargers
24 Brisbane – Ben Keays, Brisbane Lions reserves
Midfielder who continues to get his hands on the football every week.
25 Western Bulldogs – Josh Dunkley, Gippsland Power
Son of Andrew, who nominated Sydney last week for the father-son bidding system. Sydney opted not to match the Bulldogs pick, and the Bulldogs are said to be rapt with him joining the club.
26 Western Bulldogs – Kieran Collins, Dandenong Stingrays
Big-sized defender who is extremely driven prides himself on defensive pressure and keeping his opponent quiet.
27 Fremantle – Darcy Tucker, North Ballarat Rebels
28 West Coast – Luke Partington, Norwood
29 Essendon – Alex Morgan, Oakleigh Chargers
30 Essendon – Mason Redmen, Glenelg
31 North Melbourne – Ryan Clarke, Eastern Ranges
32 Collingwood – Brayden Sier, Northern Knights
33 North Melbourne – Mitchell Hibberd, Clarence
34 Brisbane – Joshua Schoenfeld, Peel Thunder
35 Western Bulldogs – Marcus Adams, West Perth
36 West Coast – Tom Cole, Bendigo Pioneers
37 Port Adelaide – Riley Bonner, West Adelaide
38 Fremantle – Harley Balic, Sandringham Dragons
39 Brisbane Lions – Rhys Mathieson, Geelong Falcons
40 St Kilda – Brandon White, Dandenong Stingrays
41 GWS – Matthew Flynn, Narrandera
42 Melbourne – Mitch King, Murray Bushrangers
43 North Melbourne – Corey Wagner, Aspley
44 Hawthorn – Blake Hardwick, Eatern Ranges
181cm forward Kicked 56-goals in the TAC Cup during season 2015.
45 Port Adelaide – Aidyn Johnson, Bendigo Pioneers
A forward with a lot of tricks up his sleeve and knows where the goals are.
46 Melbourne – Liam Hullet, Dandenong Stingrays
A 193cm forward with strong hands.
47 Brisbane – Sam Skinner, Gippsland Power
The ruckman is said to be really likeable off the field by all of his team-mates.
48 Western Bulldogs – Bailey Williams, Glenelg
49 St Kilda – Bailey Rice, Dandenong Stingrays
Son of Dean. He chose St Kilda over the Blues. Plays in midfield and defence.
50 Richmond – Oleg Markov, North Adelaide
51 Sydney – Tyrone Leonardis, Northern Knights
52 Gold Coast – Mackenzie Willis, Kingborough
53 Carlton – Jack Silvagni, Oakleigh Chargers
54 Essendon – Mitch Brown, Sandringham Dragons
The former Cat played 15 games between 2011-2014, before being delisted. He spent season 2015 playing at Sandringham and had a brilliant overall season, including a dominant finals series.
55 Fremantle – Samuel Collins, Box Hill Hawks
56 Sydney – Jordan Dawson, Sturt
57 West Coast – Kurt Mutimer, Dandenong Stingrays
58 Collingwood – Tom Phillips, Oakleigh Chargers
A 19 year old who benefited from tha TAC rule allowing upper age players to be on a TAC Cup list.
59 Geelong – Ryan Gardner, Burnie Dockers
A late call up to play for Allies on Grand Final day, which excited some recruiters.
60 North Melbourne – Declan Mountford, Claremont
A midfielder who had a very impressive draft combine, mainly with endurance.
61 Fremantle – Shane Yarran,
26-year-old mature age recruit who is ready made with some quality leg speed.
62 West Coast – Matthew Allen, Glenelg
A tall, solidly built tall forward. He has strong hands and is also a quality cricketer.
63 Collingwood – Rupert Wills, Collingwood VFL
64 Essendon – Yestin Eades, North Ballarat Rebels
65 Collingwood – Ben Crocker, Oakleigh Chargers
66 Geelong – Sam Menogola, Subiaco
67 Richmond – Nathan Broad, Swan Districts
68 Essendon – Michael Hartley, Coburg Tigers
He has spent time on Collingwood’s list and had a brilliant last couple of seasons with Coburg in the VFL.
69 Geelong – Wiley Buzza, Mt Gravatt
70 Geelong – Matthew Hayball, West Adelaide
LISTEN: Emma Quayle joins Dwayne Russell and Shane McInnes preview the NAB AFL Draft.
Essendon’s Head of Football Rob Kerr joined Dwayne Russell ahead of the draft tonight.
He discussed how Essendon has full access to the AFL Draft for the first time since 2012, due to the supplements scandal.
Essendon have four picks in the first two rounds and Kerr says their selections will be determined by what Melbourne do with a pick before them.
Kerr also said the club is unlikely to selection Charlie Curnow.