Adelaide has decided not to nominate Luke Edwards as a possible father-son selection at December’s national draft.

The Club will not lodge the necessary paperwork with the AFL for the 18-year-old, who is the son of dual premiership player Tyson Edwards.

Crows National Recruiting Manager Hamish Ogilvie said the Club’s strong draft hand, which currently includes four picks inside the top 23, was a key factor in the decision.

“Luke is a quality young man and the Club obviously has a long and valued relationship with the Edwards family,” Ogilvie said.

“We want to be fair to him and ensure he has every opportunity to enter the AFL system and the open draft looms as the best option.

“Like every year, we will stay true to our talent order, which Luke remains part of, but we are not in a position to give a guarantee.”

Clubs have until Wednesday, November 25 to lodge their father-son and academy nominations with League headquarters.