From ex-AFL players looking for a second (or even third) chance, to young guns overlooked in the draft, these are the top 10 Mid-Season Draft prospects from the SANFL in 2024.



1. Jez McLennan (Central District)

McLennan spent four years at the Gold Coast Suns without getting a crack at senior football before being delisted in 2022.

The rebounding defender returned to his junior club Central Districts and has been a key driver in the Bulldogs' rise up the ladder.

McLennan was named the Fos Williams Medalist as best on ground in both of South Australia's state games this year, putting his name up in lights on the big stage.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 06: Jez McLennan of South Australia in possession during the 2024 AAMI State Game between SANFL West End State Team and Smithy's VFL State Team at Glenelg Oval, on April 06, 2024, in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Maya Thompson/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

With an acute ability to read the play and compete in the air, McLennan can play on a variety of players and also provide attacking flair from half-back.

Still aged only 23, McLennan is entering the prime of his career and has plenty to offer at AFL level should he get the call-up.