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Clubs ready for rookie fest

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 21: Jackson Edwards, son of Tyson, in action during the Adelaide Crows open training session at AAMI Stadium on December 21, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)
Jackson Edwards has joined Adelaide as the Club’s second-ever father-son selection

FOR THE second straight year there will be no NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft, after clubs with spare list spots advised the League they would be not participating in it on Monday afternoon.

The AFL also released the order of selections ahead of the rookie draft, which begins via teleconference from around the country at approximately 5pm AEDT on Monday.

There will be 43 picks available for the rookie draft among clubs, which will include Adelaide taking father-son prospect Jackson Edwards.

Cillian McDaid (Carlton), Luke Lavender (Essendon) and Tom Jeffries (North Melbourne) have already been pre-selected as category B rookies.

A total of seven players have also already been locked in as northern academy and Next Generation Academy players, with Gold Coast adding Jacob Dawson and Jacob Heron to its list, and the Giants signing Jack Buckley, the son of North chairman Ben, as a NSW zone pick.

Sydney has listed James Bell and Jake Brown as rookies via its academy, while Changkuoth Jiath (Hawthorn) and Derek Eggmolesse-Smith (Richmond) have joined their respective clubs via the multicultural and indigenous academy pathway.

Meanwhile, Melbourne won't be taking a player in the rookie draft having already filled its 2018 list.

The Demons picked four players – Charlie Spargo, Bayley Fritsch, Harrison Petty and Oskar Baker – in Friday's NAB AFL Draft, bringing the number of players on Melbourne's list to 44 and the maximum allotment.

The Demons have retained Lachlan Filipovic, Declan Keilty, Corey Maynard and Tim Smith as rookies for 2018.

Having signed a two-year deal in April, Joel Smith has been permanently upgraded to the senior list.

Rookie Draft order 

Round one

1. Brisbane Lions
2. Gold Coast
3. Carlton
4. North Melbourne
5. Fremantle
6. Collingwood
7. Hawthorn
8. St Kilda
9. Western Bulldogs
10. Melbourne
11. Essendon
12. Port Adelaide
13. West Coast
14. Sydney
15. Greater Western Sydney
16. Geelong
17. Adelaide
18. Richmond 

Round two

19. Gold Coast
20. Carlton
21. North Melbourne
22. Fremantle
23. Collingwood
24. Hawthorn
25. St Kilda
26. Western Bulldogs
27. Essendon
28. West Coast
29. Sydney
30. Greater Western Sydney
31. Geelong
32. Adelaide 

Round three

33. Gold Coast
34. Collingwood
35. Hawthorn
36. West Coast
37. Sydney
38. Greater Western Sydney
39. Adelaide

Round four

40. Gold Coast
41. Greater Western Sydney
42. Adelaide - Jackson Edwards father-son

Round five

43. Greater Western Sydney