This year’s AFL Draft is expected to be the biggest of the decade and the first since the last one, in 2012, when the AFL Players’ Association decided to drop the draft entirely.
It’s been a long time coming for the game and the sport as a whole, with players returning to the draft for the first time since 2006.
But for a long-serving group of players who were able to have a taste of the future, it’s been the right decision.
There are plenty of young, promising young players in the first round who will be making the jump to AFL and they’re all making a name for themselves.
Below are the top-10 rookies and second-year players for the 2019 AFL Draft.
The top five players in each position are selected by the AFL, with the AFL Player Association deciding the top 10 players and the top 22 players.