MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Charlie Clarke of Victoria Metro celebrates a goal during the 2022 U18 Championships match between Vic Metro and Vic Country at Marvel Stadium on September 22, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Sandringham forward Charlie Clarke is said to be of interest to Collingwood as a potential first-round bolter at next Monday's draft count.

The Magpies currently enter the draft at Pick 16, while they hold two second-round selections at 25th and 27th overall.

List needs for the Magpies indicate that the club could look toward a key defender or further taller options further up the field, with Eastern Ranges' Lewis Hayes and South Australian Isaac Keeler filling those voids respectively.

However, despite Craig McRae's fleet of small forwards including Jack Ginnivan, Beau McCreery and 2022 trade recruit Bobby Hill, the Pies are said to be assessing the selection of Clarke with their opening picks at the draft, according to The Herald Sun.

Clarke could slide to one of Collingwood's second-round selections, however potential interest from GWS - who hold Picks 18 and 19 - could see Clarke taken within the first 20 selections.

An astounding goal threat that can win his own ball, Clarke has been likened to the likes of Toby Greene off the back of his successive season with the Dragons this year.

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Clarke booted goals in 13 of his 15 appearances this season, a campaign that included a seven-goal haul against Tasmania in Round 4 of the NAB League.

The Port Melbourne Colts product averaged 18.6 disposals, 3.5 marks 3.4 tackles and 4.1 inside 50s per game for the Dragons, while he represented Vic Metro in the National Championships on four occasions for a tally of six majors. 

Collingwood will also hold picks 51 and 79 at the National Draft, while a spot in the rookie draft will be held for the delisted Cooper Murley.

The first round of the National Draft will take place next Monday night at Marvel Stadium, with the remaining rounds to play out the following night at the same venue.