Here is Team Ivan's top 50 with some thoughs on the top 10. i'll hopefully do a mock draft once the order crystallises with more info on the top 50 and other prospects.
Elijah Tsatas - Oakleigh Chargers.
I think if the Dees somehow managed to get a very high pick, Tsatas could be a target. He faded from view with injury before dominating in what is the best club-level under 18 game - Dragons v Chargers. He's always been known as a very good rangy, high possession winning outside midfielder, but his ability to storm away from stoppage and deliver inside 50 in that game postmarked him as the ideal modern-day midfielder and in turn a number pick candidate.
Will Aschroft - Sandringham Dragons
There's not a huge reason to write much about Ashcroft as he is certainly off to the Lions with a matched pick one or two, but he's a prodigious ball winner who just keeps running to receive, is skilful and innovative. The scary thing is his brother is looking to be a similar standard of prospect brewing for the Lions.
George Wardlaw - Oakleigh Charger
It's hard to assess Wardlaw, as he's played so little footy and now has a worrisome recurrent hamstring injury tendency, but he was the standout in a rain-soaked Dragons v Chargers match early in the season. He is tough, tackles, powers through stoppage and is neat and smart with his ball use. This could basically be a Chris Judd/Joel Selwood situation whereby injury has masked what is the best player in the draft pool.
Aaron Cadman - North Ballarat Rebels
Positional scarcity and positional value drives Cadman this high. I've always felt and think was one of the first to suggest that it will be difficult for teams to pass him over and that he will go very, very high with all the topend-of-the-draft teams having a strong case to take him. He wins in multiple ways, with him both leading well and also having an ever=improving one-on-one wrestling game. The good thing about Cadman is he is not dead when the ball hits the ground, his tackle pursuit is often above-average for a player of his type and he is good below his knees. A lot has been made of his goal-point ratio, but many of those missed shots are low-percentage snaps and ground-levelattempts. The knock on him is actually there haven't been credible opponents for him to play on week to week.
Harry Sheezel - Sandringham Dragons
Sheezel is the fifth of five credible number one draft pick options in the draft and I wouldn't criticise any team for taking any of them or him. Sheezel's issue is that he plays a role that is theoretically the least valuable from a list rebuilding perspective. He's a highly talented, smooth moving and skilful medium marking half-forward, with a lovely kicking technique and ability to win one-out contests. My only concern is I worry whether he can play as an inside midfielder. He could easily vault to being the best player out of this draft if he can, but I have niggly doubts just about that.
Josh Weddle - Oakleigh Chargers
I think I have Weddle higher than anyone and just think he will make a long-term major difference to any teams back 6. He can play on talls and smalls, has a terrific team-first attitude and just brings everything you want to the table - accountability, pace on the rebound, intercept marking and flexibility within a defensive grouping. He does have some rough edges but is a terrific kid and whilst it won't happen, I wouldn't criticise a team taking him at one. The ideal modern-day defender.
Bailey Humphrey - Gippsland Power
Anyone who saw his comeback game for a draft-prospect stacked Gippsland Power would have identified Humphrey as a very high draft pick candidate. He started the game as a dominant leading forward before mixing in some minutes as a very good inside midfielder with cultured hands, the ability to break away from stoppage and a competitive edge. Another who probably needs to add to some ball use polish to be considered an elite prospect, but as a midfielder who can seamlessly play as a deep leading forward or high half forward, he's an exciting prospect and I think at my seventh-ranked player he is the last player I can see teams aggressively trading up to get.
Jhye Clark - Geelong Falcons
I have no criticism of Clark, other than I worry he is too small to be a dominant midfielder sufficient to be taken higher. He is however a very good ball winner, neat ball user and has the ability to float forward and be dangerous. A very good well-rounded player but best fitting in with some big-bodied midfield support at the next level.
Jedd Busslinger - East Perth
Injury has scuppered the back end of Busslinger's season, so it will be interesting to see where he lands, but as a 195+ key back, he has the frame AFL clubs look for in key defenders and is a promising ball of clay for coaches to work with. The exciting thing about Busslinger is that while he needs to bulk up to improve his competitiveness as a defender, he has a terrific sidestep for a player of his size and ilk and is able to seamlessly contribute to attacking ball-movement from the back half, a trait becoming more and more important as the year's roll on.
Elijah Hewitt - Subiaco
I've been critical of Hewitt but I think the move against him has been too drastic. Hewitt is one of the high-risk kids in this draft. He has the perfect physique for the modern midfielder and prototypical athletic traits. Where it melts away to worrisomeness is there are question marks on his consistency and just his overall smarts and decision-making instincts. It just seems like he needs that little bit of extra time to process the puzzles in front of him with ball in hand. Still, he is dangerous in space, can take an overhead mark and has those great aforementioned physical traits to be good AFL inside mid. Him being proven at WAFL senior level is another tick. I just worry about the headless chookness and methinks that is why he falling out of number one pick contention.
Mattaes Phillipou - Woodville/West Torrens - big bodied mid/marking forward
Cameron MacKenzie - Sandringham Dragons - well-rounded midfielder
Jaspa Fletcher - Brisbane Academy - tall, balanced wingman/mid
Alwyn Davey - Essendon father/son - skilful aboriginal high half-forward/wingman
Max Gruzewski - Oakleigh Chargers - smooth moving third tall/swingman
Henry Hustwaite - Dandenong Stingrays - I see him purely as a promising Ridley-like intercept defender/creator. Others like him as a mid. I do not.
Lachie Cowan - Tassie Mariners - rangy and quick rebounding fourth defender.
Reuben Ginbey - East Perth - big bodied inside mid/leader. Can play back as well. Clubs will see some Clarrie Oliver in him, very similar build, but Ginbey doesn't have Oliver's otherwordly feel for the game.
Jacob Konstanty - Gippsland Power - skilful small forward, deceptively good in a contested.
Isaac Keeler - North Adelaide - tall indigenous ruck/forward. Very raw but with intriguing ball skills.
Oli Hotton - Sandringham Dragons - midfielder/flanker perhaps the best mark pound for pound in the draft, but inconsistent.
Matthew Jefferson - Oakleigh Chargers - lightly framed key forward, will take a long time and I question the opponents he's been outwitting.
Jaiden Magor - South Adelaide - two-sided and highly skilled x-factor medium forward. Underexposed due to injury.
Oliver Hollands - Murray Bushrangers - lightly-framed outside mid with tremendous running power
Lewis Hayes - Eastern Rangers - spindly key back interceptor, Rangers trust him to kick in as well.
Darcy Jones - Swan Districts - tiny helmeted small forward/rover, but he is skilful, quick and competitive
Harry Barnett - West Adelaide - ruckman who is at his best flying for marks behind the ball. May convert into a key back.
Max Michalanney - Adelaide father-son - third defender who is good overhead and poised with ball in hand.
Cooper Vickery - Gippsland Power - one of the best ground ball defenders in the draft and a heart and soul player but needs to tidy up his error rate. I probably have him too high.
Noah Long - Bendigo Pioneers - small high half-forward with a penetrating kick and a touch of class.
Archie Lovelock - Glenelg - competitive two-sided and well-rounded midfield/small forward.
Brayden George - Murray Bushrangers - Powerful mid-sized leading forward. Sadly done an ACL.
Ed Allan - Claremont - son of Ben Allan - bid bodied half-back/CHB/inside midfielder having a dominant second half of the year post-injury.
Sam Gilbey - Claremont - rebounding half-back with silky footskills
Coby Burgiel - Gippsland Power - hyper-versatile small runner. Can play wing/half back/defensive forward. Not flashy.
Harry Lemmey - West Adelaide - man mountain struggled in the championships. Mobility is a question mark but his actual football skills are very sound versus most his size. Can play forward/ruck and back.
Blake Drury - Oakleigh Chargers - some clubs will love him. Small red-headed midfielder/crumber with a good all round game.
Harry Rowston - GWS Academy - midfielder with a solid inside/out game.
Jack O'Sullivan - Oakleigh Chargers - injury has marred his season but a skilful but slight midfielder/half-forward. Clean/one-touch player.
Harvey Gallagher - Bendigo Pioneers - top ager who has excelled as a defensive rebounder/kicker but also can play wing and half-forward.
Tom Scully - West Adelaide - 200cm key forward who needs to work on his contested stuff but is good at ground level for his size and a good lead/finisher.
Luke Teal - Oakleigh Chargers - rebounding defender with a good all-round game but missed a lot with injury.
Adam D'aloia - Woodville- West Torrens - hard-working inside midfielder who grinds through games.
Hugh Bond - GWV Rebels - inside ball-winner with good hands/plays like a leader. Not used in his best role in the champs.
Olivier Northam - Geelong Falcons - mulleted ruck/forward. Very strong and competitive and with a basketball background. Undersized probably to a be an AFL first ruck is the concern.
Harry Cole - Claremont - had a very good championships. Perm-haired medium forward. Deceptively quick and good overhead.
Beau Tedcastle - GWV Rebels - will-o-the wisp half forward/goal sneak. Very small and light but evasive.
Jakob Ryan - Glenelg - half-back rebounder with very good agility/ball winning but needs to tidy up his distribution.
Ryan Eyres - Murray Bushrangers - top ager has moved to defence and whilst he needs to learn has shown excellent ground level skills for a 200cm big man.
Seth Campbell - Tassie Mariners - been a bit disappointing but has shown flashes of star quality over the last 24 months as a game-breaking wing/half forward.