Jake Kelly. Photo: Pat Scala
Collingwood's crammed rookie list has forced the club to overlook Jake Kelly, the teenage son of 1990 premiership defender and potential future president Craig Kelly.
The Magpies will make just one selection at Wednesday's rookie draft, redrafting the contracted Corey Gault after delisting him earlier this month to make room for an extra pick in the national draft.
The club had nominated Kelly as a possible father-son rookie at the start of October, and could have added the young midfield prospect automatically to its rookie list after he made it through last week's national draft had it wished to.
However, the club had already retained four rookies and will take a 39-player primary list into season 2014, meaning it has room only for one extra rookie, Gault.
Kelly was considered a borderline draft prospect before he was overlooked last week; he has played 10 games for the Oakleigh Chargers. But after improving throughout last season and testing well at last month's draft combine, he is a chance to be rookie-listed by another club at Wednesday's final draft meeting.
The 18-year-old played three games for Collingwood's VFL team towards the end of last season, including in an elimination final, and ran the third best three-kilometre time trial at the combine behind drafted midfielders Josh Kelly (GWS) and Nick Robertson (Brisbane Lions).
Kelly's father played 122 games for the club in an eight-year career and is the co-founder and chief executive of powerful management company Elite Sports Properties. The 47-year-old has been touted as a future club president.
Fremantle has similarly decided against prelisting Ryan Lester-Smith, the son of former East Fremantle goalkicker Neil, as a rookie, after he too was overlooked in the national draft. The Dockers have told the 21-year-old half-forward they will not automatically list him, but the club is open to selecting him with one of its two or three selections.