With less than a week until the national draft returns for another year, we've condensed all the key information you need to know.
It's an exciting time for Hawks fans with the club set to enter the draft for the fourth year in a row with a top-10 selection.
- AFL Draft - First round: Monday, November 20
- AFL Draft - Second and subsequent rounds: Tuesday, November 21
- Pre-Season and Rookie draft: Wednesday, November 22
How are clubs allocated their draft selections?
Draft selections are the inverse order of the finishing ladder from that season. In 2023, West Coast finished 18th, therefore its first draft pick is No.1. North Melbourne finished 17th, so its pick is No.2. Collingwood won the premiership, so its pick is No.18.
This repeats a minimum of three times (each club must select three players at the draft) but can go beyond that depending on the number of list spots each club has to fill.
With clubs able to trade a year in advance, the selections aren't always a perfect inverse order. For example, in 2022, Fremantle traded its future first-round pick to Melbourne as part of the Luke Jackson trade. It means Demons have pick No.5 - which is essentially the Dockers' pick for finishing 14th - in the draft this year.
What picks does Hawthorn have?
Hawthorn will enter the draft for the fourth year in a row with a top-10 selection after taking Denver Grainger-Barras with Pick 6 in 2021, Josh Ward with Pick 7 in 2021 and Cam Mackenzie with Pick 7 in 2022.
As it stands, the Hawks hold Pick 4 in addition to Picks 44, 47, 49, 62, 63, 83 at this year's draft.
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Will Hawthorn go into the draft with these picks?
Not necessarily. All AFL clubs are able to complete pick swaps and strike deals in the lead-up to – and during – the two-day national draft.
What the club has said
“During the trade period you try to bring in players that might help you now and through the future as well, and fill some gaps from a team perspective. But with the draft you will normally go talent – position still comes into play if it’s between one or the other – but ultimately you want to go talent.” - Hawthorn's National Recruiting and List Manager Mark McKenzie.
Who are the best players at this year's NAB AFL Draft?
You can find out more about this year's draft prospects and all the latest draft news here at AFL.com.au.
Every club's picks
|Adelaide||10, 14, 20, 89|
|Brisbane||30, 39, 51, 54, 67, 97|
|Carlton||22, 28, 70, 78, 96|
|Collingwood||19, 33, 80, 98|
|Essendon||9, 31, 35, 61, 88|
|Fremantle||34, 46, 60, 64, 85|
|Geelong||8, 25, 76, 87, 94|
|Gold Coast||24, 26, 27, 32, 36, 38, 66, 71, 74, 84|
|GWS||7, 16, 43, 59, 77, 79, 95|
|Hawthorn||4, 44, 47, 49, 62, 63, 83|
|Melbourne||6, 11, 42, 93|
|North Melbourne||2, 3, 15, 17, 18, 57, 82|
|Richmond||29, 41, 65, 68, 86|
|St Kilda||13, 21, 40, 92|
|Sydney||12, 45, 55, 91|
|West Coast||1, 23, 37, 58, 81|
|Western Bulldogs||5, 48, 50, 52, 53, 56, 69, 72, 75, 90|