Six years after the Crows drafted Matt Crouch, Adelaide returns to the National Draft with pick No. 23.

The 109-game player had a career-best year in 2017, named All-Australian and Malcolm Blight Medalist.

AFL Hall of Famer and Norm Smith Medalist Michael Long is the most recognisable pick No. 23, ahead of 300+ gamer Drew Petrie and premiership player Tom Lonergan.

Originally from St Mary’s Football Club in Darwin, Long was drafted out of SANFL club West Torrens by Essendon in 1988.

Long starred in Essendon’s 1993 premiership as the Norm Smith Medalist, and seven years later was a part of their record-breaking 2000 premiership side.

The 190-game Bomber was an All-Australian in 1995, inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2007.

Despite just one All-Australian nod in 2011, Petrie tallied 316 games for North Melbourne, the second-most in club history behind Brent Harvey.

Petrie led North’s goal-kicking on five occasions and finished his career with 444 goals in 332 games.

Key defender Lonergan went to the Cats in 2002 with pick No. 23, and after a serious kidney injury in 2006 played in the VFL during their 2007 premiership run.

He played in the losing 2008 grand final team, missed out on selection in the 2009 premiership squad, before finally finding success in 2011.

Among seven active No. 23 selections is Essendon’s David Zaharakis (2008), who has 207 games to his name and was their best & fairest in 2011, and Geelong’s Cameron Guthrie (2010).

Last 10 players selected with pick No. 23

2009 - Koby Stevens (West Coast, 11 games. Western Bulldogs, 63 games. St Kilda, 17 games)
2010 - Cameron Guthrie (Geelong, 161 games)
2011 - Murray Newman (West Coast, six games)
2012 - Marco Paparone (Brisbane, 55 games)
2013 - Matt Crouch (Adelaide, 109 games)
2014 - Patrick McKenna (GWS Giants)
2015 - David Cunningham (Carlton, 25 games)
2016 - Alex Witherden (Brisbane, 53 games)
2017 - William Walker (North Melbourne, four games)
2018 - Jez McLennan (Gold Coast)