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Mock team: AFL Media predicts our best 22 for Round One

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Taylor Walker of the Crows leads the team out during the 2019 JLT Community Series AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Adelaide Crows at UNSW Canberra Oval on March 08, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Taylor Walker of the Crows leads the team out during the 2019 JLT Community Series AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Adelaide Crows at UNSW Canberra Oval on March 08, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

With the first bounce of the 2019 AFL season just days away, AFL Media's Lee Gaskin predicts who will be appearing for the Crows when they face Hawthorn next Saturday night.

So who gets the nod? Who's on the bench? Who misses out? Take a look.

B: Rory Laird, Daniel Talia, Alex Keath
HB: Brodie Smith, Tom Doedee, Wayne Milera
C: Bryce Gibbs, Rory Sloane, Paul Seedsman
HF: Tom Lynch, Taylor Walker, Richard Douglas
F: Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins, Riley Knight
Foll: Sam Jacobs, Brad Crouch, Matt Crouch
I/C: Rory Atkins, Hugh Greenwood, Chayce Jones, Jake Kelly
EMERG: Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Darcy Fogarty, David Mackay, Reilly O'Brien

NEW: Chayce Jones

UNAVAILABLE: Luke Brown (ankle)

Small forward Lachlan Murphy can consider himself unlucky to miss out, but I had to find room for 19-year-old Tasmanian Chayce Jones. Last year's No.9 draft pick impressed with his tackle pressure and decision-making in the JLT Community Series win against Greater Western Sydney.

The Crows are at full strength apart from defender Luke Brown, who should return in about round six from ankle surgery. Jake Kelly takes his place. Alex Keath gets the nod ahead of Kyle Hartigan due to better pre-season form.

Hugh Greenwood had a strong game in a SANFL trial last Friday night to show he's overcome an abdominal injury.

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