The 2017 AFL draft consisted of the various periods where the 18 clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL) traded and recruited players following the completion of the 2017 AFL season. Additions to each club's playing list are not allowed at any other time during the year.

2017 AFL draft
General information
Date(s)24 November
27 November
Time7:00 pm AEDT (24 November)
5:00 pm AEDT (27 November)
LocationSydney Showground Exhibition Centre,
Sydney, New South Wales
Network(s)Fox Footy
Sponsored byNational Australia Bank
Overview
LeagueAFL
First selectionCameron Rayner (Brisbane Lions)
← 2016
2018 →

The key dates for the trading and drafting periods:[1]

  • The free agency offer period, held between 6 October and 18 October. Three further free agency periods were held for delisted players, between 1 November and 8 November, 10 November to 17 November, and 25 November to 26 November,
  • The trade period, held between 9 October and 19 October,
  • The 2017 national draft, held on 24 November, at the Sydney Showground Exhibition Centre,[2] and included live bidding for academy and father-son selections.
  • The 2018 pre-season draft, held on 27 November, and
  • The 2018 rookie draft, also held on 27 November.

Player movementsEdit

The 2016 AFL draft included an initiative whereby clubs could trade future picks; through this scheme, twenty picks in the 2017 draft have already been traded.

Previous tradesEdit

Round Original club New club How acquired Ref.
1 Geelong Richmond via Carlton (Zach Tuohy and Billie Smedts trade)
on-traded to Greater Western Sydney for Caleb Marchbank and Jarrod Pickett
on-traded to Richmond for Brett Deledio
[3]
1 Hawthorn St Kilda Pick swap [4]
1 Port Adelaide Brisbane Lions Pearce Hanley trade [5]
2 Carlton Geelong Zach Tuohy and Billie Smedts trade [6]
2 Collingwood Greater Western Sydney Will Hoskin-Elliott trade [7]
2 Fremantle Gold Coast Pick swap [8]
2 Greater Western Sydney Hawthorn via Carlton (Caleb Marchbank and Jarrod Pickett trade)
on-traded to Hawthorn (Pick swap)
[9]
2 Hawthorn Gold Coast Jaeger O'Meara trade [10]
2 Richmond Gold Coast Dion Prestia trade [11]
2 St Kilda Greater Western Sydney Jack Steele trade [12]
3 Brisbane Lions Collingwood Jack Frost trade [13]
3 Collingwood Brisbane Lions Jack Frost trade [13]
3 Richmond Greater Western Sydney Brett Deledio trade [3]
3 North Melbourne Western Bulldogs Nathan Hrovat trade [14]
3 Western Bulldogs North Melbourne Nathan Hrovat trade [14]
4 Brisbane Lions Collingwood Jack Frost trade [13]
4 Gold Coast Fremantle Pick swap [8]
4 North Melbourne St Kilda via Western Bulldogs (Nathan Hrovat trade)
on-traded to St Kilda (Koby Stevens trade)
[15]
4 Western Bulldogs North Melbourne Nathan Hrovat trade [14]
5 St Kilda Western Bulldogs Koby Stevens trade [15]

TradesEdit

2017 AFL trade period
No. Player(s) Traded from Traded to Traded for Ref
1 Jake Lever Adelaide Melbourne Pick 10 [16]
Pick 35 2018 first round pick (Melbourne)
2018 third round pick (Adelaide) 2018 fourth round pick (Melbourne)
2 Devon Smith Greater Western Sydney Essendon Pick 11 [17]
Pick 25 2018 third round pick (Essendon)
2018 second round pick (Greater Western Sydney)
3 Jarman Impey Port Adelaide Hawthorn Pick 34 [18]
Pick 67 Pick 61
2018 fourth round pick (Hawthorn)
4 Hayden Crozier Fremantle Western Bulldogs Pick 40 [19]
2018 fourth round pick (Fremantle) Pick 82
5 Adam Saad Gold Coast Essendon 2018 second round pick (Essendon) [20]
6 Jack Watts Melbourne Port Adelaide Pick 31 [21]
7 Brendon Ah Chee Port Adelaide West Coast 2018 third round pick (West Coast) [22]
2018 fourth round pick (Hawthorn)
8 Harley Balic Fremantle Melbourne Pick 66 [23]
9 Harrison Wigg Adelaide Gold Coast Pick 39 [24]
Pick 54
2018 fourth round pick (Adelaide)
10 Bryce Gibbs Carlton Adelaide Pick 10 [25]
Pick 77 Pick 16
2018 second round pick (Carlton) Pick 73
2018 third round pick (Carlton) 2018 second round pick (Adelaide)
11 Pick 21 Gold Coast West Coast Pick 50 [26]
Pick 26
Pick 37 2018 first round pick (West Coast)
2018 second round pick (Gold Coast)
12 Aaron Young Port Adelaide Gold Coast 2018 fourth round pick (Adelaide) [27]
13 Logan Austin Port Adelaide St Kilda 2018 third round pick (St Kilda) [28]
2018 fourth round pick (Port Adelaide)
14 Sam Murray Sydney Collingwood 2018 second round pick (Collingwood) [29]
Pick 70
2018 third round pick (Sydney)
15 Sam Gibson North Melbourne Adelaide Pick 91 [30]
16 Nathan Wilson Greater Western Sydney Fremantle Pick 57 [31]
Pick 71 2018 second round pick (Fremantle)
17 Matthew Lobbe Port Adelaide Carlton Pick 95 [32]
18 Jake Stringer Western Bulldogs Essendon Pick 25 [33]
Pick 30
19 Pick 16 Carlton Western Bulldogs Pick 28 [34]
Pick 40 Pick 30
2018 second round pick (Western Bulldogs)
20 2018 third round pick (Richmond) Richmond Geelong Pick 53 [34]
21 Matthew Kennedy Greater Western Sydney Carlton Pick 28 [35]
22 Luke Hodge Hawthorn Brisbane Lions Pick 43 [36]
Pick 44 Pick 75
23 Darcy Lang Geelong Carlton Pick 58 [37]
2018 fourth round pick (Geelong) 2018 fourth round pick (Carlton)
24 Gary Ablett Gold Coast Geelong Pick 19 [38]
Pick 24
2018 fourth round pick (Gold Coast) 2018 second round pick (Geelong)
25 Charlie Cameron Adelaide Brisbane Lions Pick 12 [39]
26 Pick 34 Port Adelaide St Kilda 2018 second round pick (St Kilda) [34]
2018 fourth round pick (Adelaide) Pick 59
Pick 63
27 Lachie Weller Fremantle Gold Coast Pick 2 [40]
Pick 41
28 Brandon Matera Gold Coast Fremantle 2018 third round pick (Fremantle) [41]
29 Josh Schache Brisbane Lions Western Bulldogs Pick 25 [42]
Pick 40
30 Pick 20 Brisbane Lions Richmond Pick 15 [34]
Pick 25 Pick 52
31 2018 third round pick (West Coast) Port Adelaide North Melbourne Pick 46 [34]
2018 third round pick (St Kilda) 2018 third round pick (North Melbourne)
Note
  • The numbering of the draft picks in this list may be different to the agreed draft picks at the time of the trade, due to adjustments from either the insertion of free agency compensation draft picks or clubs exiting the draft before later rounds.

Free agencyEdit

2017 AFL free agency period signings
Player Date Free agent type Former club New club Compensation Ref
Jackson Trengove 6 October 2017 Restricted Port Adelaide Western Bulldogs None[a] [43]
Tom Rockliff 11 October 2017 Restricted Brisbane Lions Port Adelaide End of first round [44]
Steven Motlop 14 October 2017 Restricted Geelong Port Adelaide End of first round [45]
Alex Morgan 1 November 2017 Delisted Essendon North Melbourne N/A [46]
Aaron Mullett 1 November 2017 Delisted North Melbourne Carlton N/A [47]
Lachlan Keeffe 2 November 2017 Delisted Collingwood Greater Western Sydney N/A [48]
Trent McKenzie 2 November 2017 Delisted Gold Coast Port Adelaide N/A [49]
Jack Trengove 3 November 2017 Delisted Melbourne Port Adelaide N/A [50]

Retirements and delistingsEdit

2017 national draftEdit

As the Greater Western Sydney Giants were penalised 1,000 draft points by the AFL for the club's handling of Lachie Whitfield's attempt to avoid a potential drug test, their first round pick (pick 15) was moved back to pick 65.[130]

Indicative draft order as of 19 October 2017[131]
Round Pick Player Drafted to Recruited from League Notes
1 1 Cameron Rayner Brisbane Lions Western Jets TAC Cup
1 2 Andrew Brayshaw Fremantle Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup Traded from Gold Coast
1 3 Paddy Dow Carlton Bendigo Pioneers TAC Cup
1 4 Luke Davies-Uniacke North Melbourne Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup
1 5 Adam Cerra Fremantle Eastern Ranges TAC Cup
1 6 Jaidyn Stephenson Collingwood Eastern Ranges TAC Cup
1 7 Hunter Clark St Kilda Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup Traded from Hawthorn
1 8 Nick Coffield St Kilda Northern Knights TAC Cup
1 9 Aaron Naughton Western Bulldogs Peel Thunder WAFL
1 10 Lochie O'Brien Carlton Bendigo Pioneers TAC Cup Traded from Adelaide; received from Melbourne
1 11 Aiden Bonar Greater Western Sydney Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup Traded from Essendon
1 12 Darcy Fogarty Adelaide Glenelg SANFL Traded from Brisbane Lions; received from Port Adelaide
1 13 Jarrod Brander West Coast Bendigo Pioneers TAC Cup
1 14 Matthew Ling Sydney Geelong Falcons TAC Cup
1 15 Zac Bailey Brisbane Lions Norwood SANFL Traded from Richmond; received from Geelong; received from Carlton; received from Greater Western Sydney
1 16 Ed Richards Western Bulldogs Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup Traded from Carlton; received from Adelaide
1 17 Jack Higgins Richmond Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup
1 18 Brandon Starcevich Brisbane Lions East Perth WAFL Free agency compensation pick (Rockliff)
1 19 Wil Powell Gold Coast Claremont WAFL Traded from Geelong; free agency compensation pick (Motlop)
2 20 Callum Coleman-Jones Richmond Sturt SANFL Traded from Brisbane Lions
2 21 Oscar Allen West Coast West Perth WAFL Traded from Gold Coast
2 22 Lachie Fogarty Geelong Western Jets TAC Cup Traded from Carlton
2 23 Will Walker North Melbourne Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup
2 24 Tim Kelly Geelong South Fremantle WAFL Traded from Gold Coast; received from Fremantle
2 25 Noah Balta Richmond Calder Cannons TAC Cup Traded from Brisbane Lions; received from Western Bulldogs; received from Essendon; received from Greater Western Sydney; received from Collingwood
2 26 Liam Ryan West Coast Subiaco WAFL Traded from Gold Coast; received from Hawthorn
2 27 Brent Daniels Greater Western Sydney Bendigo Pioneers TAC Cup Traded from St Kilda
2 28 Sam Taylor Greater Western Sydney Swan Districts WAFL Traded from Carlton; received from Western Bulldogs
2 29 Charlie Spargo Melbourne Murray Bushrangers TAC Cup
2 30 Tom De Koning Carlton Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup Traded from Western Bulldogs; received from Essendon
2 31 Bayley Fritsch Melbourne Casey Demons VFL Traded from Port Adelaide
2 32 Brayden Ainsworth West Coast Subiaco WAFL
2 33 Tom McCartin Sydney Geelong Falcons TAC Cup
2 34 Patrick Naish Richmond Northern Knights TAC Cup Father–son selection (son of Chris Naish)
2 35 Oscar Clavarino St Kilda Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup Traded from Port Adelaide; received from Hawthorn; received from Greater Western Sydney; received from Carlton
2 36 Charlie Constable Geelong Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup
2 37 Harrison Petty Melbourne Norwood SANFL Traded from Adelaide
3 38 Jack Petruccelle West Coast Northern Knights TAC Cup Traded from Gold Coast; received from Richmond
3 39 Nathan Murphy Collingwood Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup Traded from Brisbane Lions
3 40 Andrew McPherson Adelaide Woodville-West Torrens SANFL Traded from Gold Coast
3 41 Toby Wooller Brisbane Lions Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup Traded from Western Bulldogs; received from Carlton
3 42 Charlie Ballard Gold Coast Sturt SANFL Traded from Fremantle; received from Western Bulldogs; received from North Melbourne
3 43 Connor Ballenden Brisbane Lions Brisbane Lions NEAFL Academy selection
3 44 Hugh Dixon Fremantle Tigers TSL
3 45 James Worpel Hawthorn Geelong Falcons TAC Cup Traded from Brisbane Lions; received from Collingwood
3 46 Ben Paton St Kilda Murray Bushrangers TAC Cup
3 47 Sam Hayes Port Adelaide Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Traded from North Melbourne; received from Western Bulldogs
3 48 Oskar Baker Melbourne Aspley NEAFL
3 49 Jordan Houlahan Essendon Sturt SANFL
3 50 Tyler Brown Collingwood Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Father–son selection (son of Gavin Brown)
3 51 Kane Farrell Port Adelaide Bendigo Pioneers TAC Cup
3 52 Brayden Crossley Gold Coast Palm Beach Currumbin QAFL Academy selection, Traded from West Coast
3 53 Ryley Stoddart Sydney Eastern Ranges TAC Cup
3 54 Jack Payne Brisbane Lions Noosa QAFL Traded from Richmond; received from Greater Western Sydney; academy selection
3 55 Connor Nutting Gold Coast Broadbeach QAFL Academy selection
4 56 Zac Langdon Greater Western Sydney Claremont WAFL Traded by Fremantle; received from Gold Coast
4 57 Gryan Miers Geelong Geelong Falcons TAC Cup Traded from Carlton
4 58 Jake Patmore Port Adelaide Claremont WAFL Traded from St Kilda; received from North Melbourne; received from Western Bulldogs
4 59 Mitch Crowden Fremantle Sturt SANFL
4 60 Joel Garner Port Adelaide Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Traded from Hawthorn
4 61 Dom Barry Port Adelaide Glenelg SANFL Traded from St Kilda
4 62 Kyron Hayden North Melbourne Subiaco WAFL Traded from Western Bulldogs
4 63 Ben Miller Richmond Subiaco WAFL
4 64 Nick Shipley Greater Western Sydney St George Sydney AFL Originally pick No.15, but slid down due to 1,000 point penalty following the Lachie Whitfield saga;[132] academy selection
4 65 Tom North Fremantle Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Traded from Melbourne
4 66 Brandon Zerk-Thatcher Essendon Sturt SANFL
4 67 Dylan Moore Hawthorn Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Traded from Port Adelaide
4 68 Hamish Brayshaw West Coast Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup
4 69 Lloyd Meek Fremantle Greater Western Victoria Rebels TAC Cup Traded from Greater Western Sydney
4 70 Angus Schumacher Carlton Bendigo Pioneers TAC Cup Traded from Adelaide
5 71 Jackson Ross Hawthorn Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Traded from Brisbane Lions
5 72 Tristan Xerri North Melbourne Western Jets TAC Cup
5 73 Sam Switkowski Fremantle Box Hill Hawks VFL
5 74 Callum Porter Western Bulldogs Gippsland Power TAC Cup Traded from St Kilda
5 75 Scott Jones Fremantle East Perth WAFL Traded from Western Bulldogs
5 76 Matt Guelfi Essendon Claremont WAFL
5 77 Billy Hartung North Melbourne Hawthorn AFL Traded from Adelaide
6 78 Jarrod Garlett Carlton South Fremantle WAFL

Rookie elevationsEdit

Clubs were able to promote any player who was listed on their rookie list in 2017 to their 2018 primary playing list prior to the draft.

Player Club Ref.
Hugh Greenwood Adelaide [133]
Alex Keath Adelaide [133]
Mason Cox Collingwood [134]
Jake Long Essendon [135]
Brady Grey Fremantle [136]
James Parsons Geelong [136]
Joel Smith Melbourne [137]
Jason Castagna Richmond [102]
Ivan Soldo Richmond [102]
Lewis Melican Sydney [136]
Colin O'Riordan Sydney [136]

2018 pre-season draftEdit

The 2018 pre-season draft was the first to be held since 2014[138]

Round Pick Player Drafted to Recruited from League Notes
1 1 Cam O'Shea Carlton Northern Blues VFL

2018 rookie draftEdit

Round Pick Player Drafted to Recruited from League Notes
1 1 Claye Beams Brisbane Lions Brisbane Lions AFL
1 2 Josh Jaska Gold Coast Geelong Falcons TAC Cup
1 3 Matt Shaw Carlton Gold Coast AFL
1 4 Tom Murphy North Melbourne Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup
1 5 Bailey Banfield Fremantle Claremont WAFL
1 6 Flynn Appleby Collingwood Greater Western Victoria Rebels TAC Cup
1 7 Harrison Jones Hawthorn Murray Bushrangers TAC Cup
1 8 Doulton Langlands St Kilda Murray Bushrangers TAC Cup
1 9 Billy Gowers Western Bulldogs Footscray VFL
1 10 Passed Melbourne
1 11 Trent Mynott Essendon Eastern Ranges TAC Cup
1 12 Lindsay Thomas Port Adelaide North Melbourne AFL
1 13 Ryan Burrows West Coast South Fremantle WAFL
1 14 Angus Styles Sydney Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup
1 15 Dylan Buckley Greater Western Sydney Carlton AFL
1 16 Stewart Crameri Geelong Western Bulldogs AFL
1 17 Patrick Wilson Adelaide Sturt SANFL
1 18 Liam Baker Richmond Subiaco WAFL
2 19 Nick Holman Gold Coast Central District SANFL
2 20 Gordon Narrier North Melbourne Perth WAFL
2 21 Stefan Giro Fremantle Norwood SANFL
2 22 Brody Mihocek Collingwood Port Melbourne VFL
2 23 David Mirra Hawthorn Box Hill Hawks VFL
2 24 Lewis Pierce St Kilda St Kilda AFL
2 25 Roarke Smith Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs AFL
2 26 Passed Essendon
2 27 Tony Olango West Coast NT Thunder NEAFL
2 28 Joel Amartey Sydney Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup
2 29 Sam Reid Greater Western Sydney Greater Western Sydney AFL
2 30 Matthew Hayball Geelong Geelong AFL
2 31 Cam Ellis-Yolmen Adelaide Adelaide AFL
3 32 Mackenzie Willis Gold Coast Gold Coast AFL
3 33 Adam Oxley Collingwood Collingwood AFL
3 34 Dallas Willsmore Hawthorn Hawthorn AFL
3 35 Callan England West Coast Claremont WAFL
3 36 Alex Johnson Sydney Sydney AFL
3 37 Passed Greater Western Sydney
3 38 Lachlan Murphy Adelaide Adelaide SANFL
4 39 Passed Gold Coast
4 40 Passed Greater Western Sydney
4 41 Jackson Edwards Adelaide Glenelg SANFL Father–son selection (son of Tyson Edwards)
5 42 Passed Greater Western Sydney

Category B rookie selectionsEdit

During the trade period, clubs could nominate category B rookies to join their club.

Player Club Origin Note Ref.
Cian Hanley Brisbane Lions Mayo GAA, Brisbane Lions International selection (Ireland) [139]
Cillian McDaid Carlton Galway GAA International selection (Ireland) [140]
Jack Madgen Collingwood Delta State University 3-year non-registered player (basketball) [141]
Luke Lavender Essendon Southern Redbacks 3-year non-registered player (cricket) [142]
Jacob Dawson Gold Coast Palm Beach Currumbin Queensland zone selection [138]
Jacob Heron Gold Coast Cairns Saints Queensland zone selection [138]
Jack Buckley Greater Western Sydney UWS Giants NSW zone selection [143]
Changkuoth Jiath Hawthorn Gippsland Power Next Generation Academy zone selection (born in Ethiopia) [144]
Tom Jeffries North Melbourne Werribee 3-year non-registered player (rugby) [145]
Derek Eggmolesse-Smith Richmond Richmond VFL Next Generation Academy zone selection (Indigenous) [138]
James Bell Sydney UNSW-Eastern Suburbs NSW zone selection [138]
Jake Brown Sydney St George NSW zone selection [138]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  • a Port Adelaide initially received a second round compensation pick for losing Jackson Trengove through free agency, however, the compensation pick was withdrawn after the club signed Tom Rockliff as a free agent.

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