ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16: Leek Alleer during the running reach test of the SA NAB Draft Combine at the University of South Australia Mawson Lakes on October 16, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/AFL Photos)
Each year hopeful
AFL Draft prospects are put through their paces to impressive onlooking recruiters and scouts at the combine, with many future stars of the game managing to set new records and reach never before seen heights.
Last year's class claimed some stellar scores, times and measures to have their name on the honours board, and we could see more records broken from the class of 2023.
Here we look back at the current
AFL Draft Combine records over the years.
Standing vertical jump
Aiden Bonar (2017) - 89cm
Giants first-round selection Aiden Bonar currently holds the record in the standing vertical jump, surpassing Marvin Baynham's effort of 88cm by one rung in 2017.
His old Kangaroos teammate
Kyron Hayden also managed a strong result of 82cm in the same year to currently sit fifth on the all-time leaderboard.
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Jordan Gallucci (87cm) and ex-Swan Dean Towers (85cm) also sit among the highest standing leaps on record at the combine.
Running vertical jump
Leek Aleer (2021) - 107cm
Breaking the record in October 2021, Central Districts young gun
Leek Aleer put scouts on notice by flexing his vertical capabilities to record a 107cm running jump.
The record surpassed the aforementioned Hayden's effort of 103cm in 2017.
Former Lions and Suns utility Jarred Brennan and Eagles star
Nic Naitanui both previously held the record in recording 102cm jumps in 2002 and 2008 respectively.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 1: Nic Naitanui of the Eagles and Jordan Roughead of the Bulldogs compete in a ruck contest during the 2018 AFL round 02 match between the Western Bulldogs and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium on April 1, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/ AFL Media/Getty Images)
National Draft prospect Corey Warner - younger brother of Swan Chad - is the only other combine participant to reach 100cm in the running vertical jump.
Joel Wilkinson (2010) - 2.75 seconds
Former Sun and NFL talent Joel Wilkinson has held the 20-metre sprint record for over a decade after beating
Danyle Pearce's 2004 effort of 2.79 seconds.
Ex-Saints and Magpies defender
Jonathon Marsh is the only other draft hopeful to come close to Wilkinson since, managing a result of 2.78 seconds in 2013.
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Joel Wilkinson of the Suns competes juggles the ball during the round 15 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns at The Gabba on July 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
2008 No.1 pick
Jack Watts is also among the quickest in the 20-metre sprint, recording a time of 2.82 seconds in his combine year.
Darcy Jones (2022) - 7.70 seconds
Darcy Jones set the agility record last year with his time of 7.70 seconds, 0.07 seconds quicker than the previous record.
Fremantle star Stephen Hill ended his career while still seeing his name at the top of the record books for the agility test following his record-setting pace of 7.77 seconds in 2008.
Hill edged past
Danyle Pearce's 7.79 effort from four years prior, which came in the same year as the third-best ever result, former Crow Nathan van Berlo's 7.80-second effort.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Stephen Hill of the Dockers looks to pass the ball during the round 13 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Port Adelaide Power at Optus Stadium on June 15, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
West Coast midfielder Elliott Yeo (7.80) and former Saints forward Ahmed Saad (7.86) also managed top efforts in 2011.
2km time trial
Harry Sharp (2020) - 5 minutes, 28 seconds
The Lions youngster holds the best time since the 2km time trial was introduced in 2017, setting a stunning pace that sits 20 seconds quicker than the next best result.
2021 draft prospect
Cooper Hamilton managed to record a time of 5:48 this year, while 2019 draftees Jay Rantall (5:50) and Finn Maginness (5:51) also amassed strong results in their run.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01: Cooper Hamilton runs a 2km time trial at the Draft Combine in Bendigo on October 01, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/AFL Photos)
Fellow 2021 talents
Josh Ward (5:57), Hamish Sinnott (5:58) and Josh Fahey (5:59) also recorded strong times that year.
3km time trial
Joshua Schoenfeld (2015) - 9 minutes, 15 seconds
Since the AFL has opted for the 2km time trial over the longer 3000-metre run, former Suns midfielder
Joshua Schoenfeld has held onto the unbeatable record.
Schoenfeld's time of 9:15 surpassed that of former
Swans utility Jack Hiscox (9:17) from the year prior.
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Sydney superstar Josh Kelly also set a record pace for the 3km time trial, recording a time of 9 minutes and 32 seconds in 2013.
Billy Hartung (2013) - Level 16.06
Former hard-running Hawk draftee
Billy Hartung has held the combine record since his stunning feat in 2013, with the beep test having been scrapped four years later.
Hartung's score of reaching level 16.06 sits above Schoenfeld's effort of 16.02, while Dog
Caleb Daniel, Saint Bradley Hill and the aforementioned Hiscox all managed to reach 16.01.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Billy Hartung of the Hawks in action during the 2017 AFL round 19 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)
Andrew Brayshaw (2017) - 22.4 shuttles
Another test that has since been removed from the combine, the yo-yo test took over from the beep test as it was seen as a greater measure for prospects.
Andrew Brayshaw holds the record in the 20m sprint interval test, managing to reach 22.4 shuttles.
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Dylan Moore fell just short of Brayshaw's mark in the same year, recording a result of 22.3.
2019 Rising Star winner
Sam Walsh also recorded an impressive score of 22.1, which ties with fellow 2018 draftee and Bulldogs ruckman Tim English.
Results per AFL.com