Emma Quayle Some thoughts on this year's AFL draft period, which finished with Wednesday's rookie draft.
Matt Murnane Few draftees forced to travel to interstate to start their AFL careers complain, but even fewer consider it to be better than staying at home.
Emma Quayle Ahmed Saad shapes as the most intriguing player leading into Wednesday's rookie draft, where Nathan Krakouer is likely to get a second chance at Port Adelaide.
Emma Quayle In the months leading up to last Thursday’s draft it felt like New South Wales was represented by just one person.
Brad Elborough When Fremantle coach Ross Lyon met the Dockers newest recruits on Monday morning, he gave the same bit of advice that draftees at 17 other clubs probably heard the same day.
Emma Quayle Carlton-bound Jason Tutt may be the only player selected in this week's pre-season draft, while St Kilda is considered more likely than not to give Ahmed Saad a second chance on the rookie list after his 18-month suspension for taking a banned substance.
Brent Diamond Speedy Coburg half-back Adam Saad is rated high among the top VFL prospects, who are waiting anxiously for their name to be called out in Wednesday's AFL rookie draft.
Essendon have kept alive one of their proudest names with Jake Long, the son of Michael, to join the AFL club.
Peter Hanlon Wherever you sit on making grown-up saviours out of kids who've never played in a man's world, there is no denying the AFL national draft's explosive growth. "It's insatiable now," says one former insider. "No matter how much you feed the beast, the beast just gets hungrier."
Emma Quayle Before Thursday night's draft one of the most common questions asked by recruiters was: where are all the ruckmen? As it turned out, they couldn't find them.
Emma Quayle The AFL national draft has come and gone for another year. Of course it will be hard to properly assess the hits and misses of the 18 AFL clubs for some years yet. But our resident expert Emma Quayle has given a snapshot of your club's fortunes at this year's selection table.
Carlton draftee Blaine Boekhorst has probably earned his first players' fine before he even sets foot inside the AFL club.
Andrew Stafford Paddy McCartin claimed to be as surprised as anyone else. ''It’s pretty surreal mate. An hour ago I was sort of just sitting out there hoping something would happen; then all of a sudden a click of a finger; it’s done,'' he said after being taken at No. 1 by St Kilda in the AFL national draft.
Who your club picked at the 2014 AFL national draft
Liam Mannix All the focus of this year's draft is already on clubs' first round picks – but a new analysis reveals players taken in the second and third round are actually far more important to a club's success.
Daniel Cherny The AFL is open to rethinking the trade ban it placed on Sydney in time for the 2014 player exchange period. The ban prevented the Swans from acquiring players from other AFL clubs during in 2014 or 2015 - either in the trade period, or as a restricted or unrestricted free agent.
The final selection order for the 2014 AFL national draft.