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Indicative draft order: July

Callum Twomey, AFL Media  July 11, 2017 4:43 PM

The top 10 draft picks from the 2016 AFL National Draft

The top 10 draft picks from the 2016 AFL National Draft

AFL Media has compiled this year's draft order based on the ladder after 16 rounds, including future selections that were traded last year. 

North Melbourne's rebuild could be aided by its earliest draft pick in 15 years if its struggling form continues for the rest of the season.

The Roos are languishing in 17th position on the ladder and presently hold pick No.2, which would be the club's earliest entry to a NAB AFL Draft since they took Daniel Wells with the second overall selection in 2002.

The club has never had a No.1 pick, and is perched one win ahead of 18th-placed Brisbane Lions. The sides meet in round 23 at the Gabba in a clash that could decide the wooden spoon.

Victorian pair Cameron Rayner, a powerful and explosive half-forward/midfielder, and Luke Davies-Uniacke, a competitive ball-winner, are the most likely candidates for the No.1 pick this year.

Under the indicative draft order compiled by following round 16, the Lions have three top-20 picks – their own first-rounder, the first-round selection that was traded their way last year which is tied to Port Adelaide's finishing position (currently No.15), and the first pick in the second round (currently No.18).

Richmond holds two first round picks (presently placed at No.13 and No.16), with the second tied to Geelong's finishing position. 

Greater Western Sydney was effectively stripped of its first-round pick as part of the penalties imposed on the club for the Lachie Whitfield saga last year.

Hawthorn's improved recent form has seen it rise to 13th spot on the ladder, meaning its first-round pick, which is held by the Saints after last year's active trade period, sits at No.6.

The Saints also have their own selection in the first round, presently placed at No.12, gives the club a strong hand early in the draft.

Indicative draft order after 16 rounds

BL 1. Brisbane Lions
NMFC 2. North Melbourne
CARL 3. Carlton
COLL 4. Collingwood
GCFC 5. Gold Coast
STK 6. St Kilda (received from Hawthorn)
FRE 7. Fremantle
WB 8. Western Bulldogs
ESS 9. Essendon
WCE 10. West Coast
SYD 11. Sydney
STK 12. St Kilda
RICH 13. Richmond
MELB 14. Melbourne
BL 15. Brisbane Lions (received from Port Adelaide)
RICH 16. Richmond (received from Geelong, via Carlton and GWS on-trades)
ADEL 17. Adelaide


BL 18. Brisbane Lions
NMFC 19. North Melbourne
GEEL 20. Geelong (received from Carlton)
GWS 21. Greater Western Sydney (received from Collingwood)
GCFC 22. Gold Coast
GCFC 23. Gold Coast (received from Hawthorn)
GCFC 24. Gold Coast (received from Fremantle)
WB 25. Western Bulldogs      
ESS 26. Essendon    
WCE 27. West Coast
SYD 28. Sydney
GWS 29. Greater Western Sydney (received from St Kilda)
GCFC 30. Gold Coast (received from Richmond)
MELB 31. Melbourne
PORT 32. Port Adelaide
GEEL 33. Geelong
HAW 34. Hawthorn (received from GWS, via Carlton on-trade)
ADEL 35. Adelaide 


COLL 36. Collingwood (received from the Brisbane Lions)
WB 37. Western Bulldogs (received from North Melbourne)
CARL 38. Carlton
BL 39. Brisbane Lions (received from Collingwood)
GCFC 40. Gold Coast
HAW 41. Hawthorn
FRE 42. Fremantle
NMFC 43. North Melbourne (received from the Western Bulldogs)
ESS 44. Essendon
WCE 45. West Coast
SYD 46. Sydney
STK 47. St Kilda
RICH 48. Richmond 
MELB 49. Melbourne
PORT 50. Port Adelaide
GEEL 51. Geelong
RICH 52. Richmond (received from Greater Western Sydney)
ADEL 53. Adelaide


COLL 54. Collingwood (received from the Brisbane Lions)
STK 55. St Kilda (received from North Melbourne, via Western Bulldogs on-trade)
CARL 56. Carlton
COLL 57. Collingwood
FRE 58. Fremantle (received from Gold Coast)
HAW 59. Hawthorn
FRE 60. Fremantle
NMFC 61. North Melbourne (received from the Western Bulldogs)
ESS 62. Essendon
WCE 63. West Coast
SYD 64. Sydney
STK 65. St Kilda
RICH 66. Richmond
MELB 67. Melbourne
PORT 68. Port Adelaide
GEEL 69. Geelong
GWS 70. Greater Western Sydney
ADEL 71. Adelaide


BL 72. Brisbane Lions
NMFC 73. North Melbourne
CARL 74. Carlton
COLL 75. Collingwood
GCFC 76. Gold Coast
HAW 77. Hawthorn
FRE 78. Fremantle
WB 79. Western Bulldogs 
ESS 80. Essendon
WCE 81. West Coast
SYD 82. Sydney
WB 83. Western Bulldogs (received from St Kilda)
RICH 84. Richmond
MELB 85. Melbourne
PORT 86. Port Adelaide
GEEL 87. Geelong
GWS 88. Greater Western Sydney
ADEL 89. Adelaide

* The Giants' first pick (no.18, worth 985 points) will shift to the end of the draft as a result of the 1000 point penalty placed on them due to the Lachie Whitfield affair. The remaining 15 points will be taken off the value of their next pick.