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Adelaide's 2018 draft verdict

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Ned McHenry (left) and Chayce Jones (right) of the Crows pose during the 2018 NAB AFL Draft at Marvel Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Ned McHenry (left) and Chayce Jones (right) of the Crows pose during the 2018 NAB AFL Draft at Marvel Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

Who they picked: Chayce Jones (9), Ned McHenry (16), Will Hamill (30), Lachlan Sholl (64)

DRAFT HAUL: Crows address need for speed

Verdict: The Crows went small with their first-rounders, choosing the versatile Jones and tenacious McHenry with their early choices.

Hamish Ogilvie and his recruiting team rate natural footballers – competitors who understand the game – and the pair certainly do that. They are elite athletes.

Jones was a standout at the NAB AFL Draft Combine and can play anywhere from half-back to half-forward, while McHenry will likely start as a small forward whose intensity is huge.

Adelaide went into the night with four top-21 picks and saw one of them as being on the table if the right offer came in – and it did when the Blues gave up their top pick next year for No.19 and the Crows' first-rounder next year.

After trading back down the second round, they added speed with Hamill across half-back, while they were keen on Sholl as a hard-working accumulator. ­– Callum Twomey

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs