With the draft a week away, AFL clubs and their fans will be looking for omens that are sure to lift some weight off the pressure that is getting picks right.

With each side's draft hand locked in ahead of the count, we've taken a look at how every club has fared in the past with those same selections.

Some sides will carry some confidence with them when they look back at the history of players they've picked up with the selections they hold for 2022, while others will be hoping there's a change to an alarming trend.

Here's how each club has drafted in the past with the same picks they'll carry into the 2022 AFL Draft...


Picks: 46, 56, 59

The Crows have previously recruited six players from the trio of picks they'll carry into next week's draft, their earliest being Pick 46.

That selection hasn't been the most influential for Adelaide, having added Nick Joyce in 2011 - who would play no AFL games - and Riley Knight.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: Riley Knight of the Crows handballs during the round 17 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on July 13, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Adelaide have used Pick 56 on three occasions, the best of which being Robert Shirley, who played 128 games for the club between 2000-2009.

46: Nick Joyce, Riley Knight

56: Matthew Powell, Robert Shirley, Chris Knights

59: Jacob Schuback


Picks: 34, 35, 36, 38, 55

It's unlikely the Lions will use any of their current selections at their fixed position in the draft order, with all five picks set to be required for matched father-son bids for Will Ashcroft and Jaspa Fletcher.

Their opening selection of 32 collected 73-gamer Nick Robertson nine years ago, while Pick 36 acquired Tom Berry, who recently departed for the Suns this off-season.

A fruitful selection has been Pick 55, which landed the Lions defender Noah Answerth in 2018.

Charlie Cameron and Noah Answerth during the round 22 AFL match between St Kilda and Brisbane on August 12, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

34: Chris Schmidt, Nick Robertson

35: Jarrad Wright

36: Tim Sherman, Tom Berry

38: James Hawksley

55: Jacob Allison, Noah Answerth


Picks: 10, 29, 49, 64, 74

Pick 10 has been a solid pick for the Blues, having landed Coleman Medal winner Harry McKay in 2015.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Harry McKay of the Blues celebrates a goal during the 2022 AFL Round 02 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Carlton Blues at Marvel Stadium on March 24, 2022 In Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Carlton also landed Lochie O'Brien with the same selection in 2017, with the young midfielder yet to live up top the hype as a top-10 draftee.

The remainder of Carlton's selections haven't been too valuable for the club, having not held POicks 29 or 49 in their history.

10: Harry McKay, Lochie O'Brien

29: None

49: None

64: Darren Newlan

74: Chris Jackson


Picks: 16, 25, 27, 51, 79

Collingwood have gotten very little from their past selections for this year's hand, with their first-round selection of Pick 16 only used once by the club.

That selection came in 1987 when the Magpies landed Chris Grumley, who would not play a game for the club.

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Across their remaining picks the Pies haven't been much stronger, with Colin Alexander (Pick 25 - 1988) and Tom Davidson (Pick 27 - 2001) their only other selections.

16: Chris Grumley

25: Colin Alexander

27: Tom Davidson

51: None

79: None


Picks: 4, 22, 54, 61, 66

The Bombers have found a number of handy players from Pick 4 through to Pick 66 in recent seasons, with none greater than Pick 4 from the 1994 Draft, Scott Lucas.

Lucas would end his career as a premiership player for Essendon, while also winning two best and fairests with the club.

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The Bombers would also get 50 games out of 1997 Pick 4 Mark Bolton.

Jordan Ridley was a great find at Pick 22 in 2016, while Cale Hooker was recruited as the 54th overall pick in 2007.

4: Scott Lucas, Mark Bolton

22: Kieran Sporn, Jordan Ridley

54: Matthew Watson, Cale Hooker, Mitch Brown

61: Andrew Underwood

66: Paul Hills, Autin Lucy, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher


Picks: 30, 43, 44, 65, 70, 77

The Dockers have never held Pick 30 for the National Draft, while their second selection of Pick 43 previously gave them Brett Peake in 2003.

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Peake joined Fremantle as a father-son selection, and looms as their best recruit from their current hand.

30: None

43: Brett Peake (F/S)

44: Vic Michie, Hugh Dixon

65: Tom North

70: None

77: Caleb Mourish, Christopher Hall


Picks: 7, 58

Pick 7 is a special one for Geelong, having recruited champion captain Joel Selwood with that exact pick in 2006.

Selwood called time on his decorated career after his fourth premiership with the club, with the Cats hoping to find his successor with the same selection that landed him.

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Three-time premiership defender Andrew Mackie also joined Geelong as the seventh overall selection from the 2002 draft, while Kane Tenace would also head to Kardinia Park with the same pick a year later.

7: Andrew Mackie, Kane Tenace, Joel Selwood

58: None

Gold Coast

Picks: 5, 45, 68

The Suns have held Pick 5 twice in their short history, including their most recent draft haul that was headlined by athletic utility Mac Andrew in 2021.

The Queensland club also acquired defender Kade Kolodjashnij in 2013, getting 78 games out of the promising backman before he departed for Melbourne after five years.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Mac Andrew of the Suns poses for a photograph with his family (L-R) Mach Machar, Makure, Mary, Riak, Lual and Deng Andrew during the NAB AFL Draft at the London Tavern on November 24, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

The Suns have never recruited a player with Picks 45 or 68.

5: Kade Kolodjashnij, Mac Andrew

45: None

68: None


Picks: 1, 15, 18, 19, 31, 57

The Giants haven't had the greatest of luck with the first overall pick in the draft, which they held in their first three National Drafts in the AFL.

Both key forward duo Jonathon Patton and Tom Boyd eventually departed for moves back to Victoria, only adding to the frustrations held by the young club.

Lachie Whitfield has remained with the club since joining the AFL in 2012, playing 185 games in the orange and charcoal.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 11: Lachie Whitfield of the Giants (right) celebrates with Jonathon Patton of the Giants during the 2017 AFL round 21 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on August 11, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The Giants will carry Pick 15 into the draft for the third straight year, having recruited Conor Stone and Leek Aleer in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

GWS also recruited Ryan Angwin with Pick 18 in 2020, however have never held Pick 19 before.

1: Jonathon Patton, Lachie Whitfield, Tom Boyd

15: Conor Stone, Leek Aleer

18: Ryan Angwin

19: None

31: None

57: None


Picks: 6, 24, 41, 48, 50, 52, 63

Pick 6 hasn't been too fruitful for the Hawks in the past, having recruited Beau Dowler and Mitch Thorp in successive years only to see the pair combine for 18 career games.

2020 Pick 6 Denver Grainger-Barras is looking like a great addition however, with the young backman a key pillar for Hawthorn's future.

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Elsewhere, the Hawks plucked premiership player Chance Bateman out of Perth with the 48th pick in 1999.

6: Beau Dowler, Mitch Thorp, Denver Grainger-Barras

24: Brent Renouf, Billy Hartung

41: Zac Dawson

48: Willie Rioli Sr., Chance Bateman, Simon Cox

50: Jordan Isle, Marc Pittonet

52: Robin McKinnon, Matthew Henderson, Jacob Koschitzke

63: Luke Lowden, Mathew Walker


Picks: 13, 37, 78, 83

Pick 13 hasn't been a strong selection for the Demons, having acquired four players with the pick for a return of Danny Hughes, Darren Bennett, Chris Lamb and Matthew Bate.

Hughes is a highlight however, playing 124 games for the Demons and claiming All-Australian and best and fairest honours.

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Bate would play over 100 games in the red and blue during a tough period for the club, while Bennett managed 74 games between 1989-1993.

13: Danny Hughes, Darren Bennett, Chris Lamb, Matthew Bate

37: Andrew Obst, Harrison Petty

78: None

83: Brian Stynes, Ashley Gehling

North Melbourne

Picks: 2, 3, 23, 40

After trading Pick 1 in the off-season, the Roos are now equipped with Picks 2 and 3 to start their draft night.

North Melbourne acquired club great Daniel Wells with the second overall selection at the 2002 draft, while defender Lachlan Hansen joined the club as the third pick of the draft three years later.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Daniel Wells of the Kangaroos kicks the ball during the round one AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on March 26, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

in 2020 the Roos swooped on midfielder Will Phillips with Pick 3, with the emerging onballer facing a difficult spell at AFL level to start his professional career.

Drew Petrie would prove to be a bargain pick up in 2000 when he landed at Arden Street as the 23rd selection.

2: Daniel Wells

3: Lachlan Hansen, Will Phillips

23: Warren Campbell, Evan Hewitt, Drew Petrie, Will Walker

40: Eddie Sansbury, Tom Curran

Port Adelaide

Picks: 33, 60, 72

The Power have used Pick 33 twice in their history, adding Matthew Westhoff to their list in 2007 and Will Drew nine years later.

Westhoff would play just six games in the top flight, while Drew is proving to be a strong selection as he looks to add to his 56 career games next year.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Willem Drew of the Power celebrates a goal during the 2021 AFL Round 09 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval on May 15, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Port Adelaide helped Pick 60 last year and acquired father-son prospect Jase Burgoyne.

33: Matthew Westhoff, Willem Drew

60: Joel Garner, Jase Burgoyne

72: None


Picks: 53, 62, 76, 82

Stunningly, Richmond have held Pick 53 on four occasions in draft history, with their latest looking the best of the lot.

The Tigers landed two-time premiership midfielder Jack Graham in 2016, adding to their previous selection of Daniel Jackson, who would play 156 games in the yellow and black.

Three-club player Andrew Raines would join the Tigers in 2003 as the 76th overall pick, playing a total of 129 games in the AFL with Richmond, Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Jack Graham during the 2022 AFL Round 19 match between Richmond and Fremantle (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

53: Andrew Whisken, Lionel Proctor, Daniel Jackson, Jack Graham

62: Daniel Sipthorp, Luke English

76: Andrew Raines

82: Robert Schaefer

St Kilda

Picks: 9, 28, 32, 47, 73, 81

After only getting 37 games out of 1999 selection Caydn Beetham before his retirement, the Saints gained some great assets with Pick 9 less than a decade later.

Midfielder David Armitage would join the Saints in 2006, before ruckman Ben McEvoy ventured to Moorabbin as Pick 9 a year later.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: David Armitage of the Saints kicks during the round 17 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium on July 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The Saints have also used Pick 47 three times since 2008, adding Rhys Stanley, Matthew Parker and most recently Marcus Windhager.

9: Caydn Beetham, David Armitage, Ben McEvoy

28: Darren Mansell

32: Nick Winmar

47: Rhys Stanley, Matthew Parker, Marcus Windhager

73: None

81: Jacob Anstey


Picks: 14, 17, 42, 69, 80

A highlight among Sydney's lacklustre history of picks from their 2022 hand is premiership player Lewis Jetta, who would play 127 games for the Bloods.

Jetta would add to his 2012 premiership victory six years later, claiming another medallion, however this time with West Coast.

Other selections for Picks 14 and 17 haven't been as helpful for Sydney in the past.

14: Brett O'Farrell, Lewis Jetta, Matt Ling

17: Anthony Cole, Rowan Warfe

42: None

69: None

80: None

West Coast

Picks: 8, 12, 20, 26, 71

The Eagles' previous picking with selections 8 and 12 haven't been too favourable for the Perth club.

1991 saw West Coast secure eventual 99-gamer Paul Symmons, who has been the club's only recruit through Pick 8.

Pick 12 is a worry for West Coast, with Shane Porter (1990), Shane Sikora (1994) and Jaxon Crabb (1997) all combining for just the 22 career matches.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: Jack Darling of the Eagles celebrates after scoring a goal during the round nine AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Melbourne Demons at Optus Stadium on May 17, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

The Eagles would see greater investment from some of their later picks, with Pick 20 getting them premiership player Sam Butler in 2003, while current-listed Eagles champions Jack Darlin and Liam Ryan would join the club as the 26th overall pick in 2010 and 2017 drafts.

8: Paul Symmons

12: Shane Porter, Shane Sikora, Jaxon Crabb

20: Robert West, Sam Butler, Tony Notte, Tom Swift

26: Michael O'Brien., Daniel McConnell, Jack Darling, Liam Ryan

71: Jason Spinks

Western Bulldogs

Picks: 11, 21, 39, 67, 75

Western Bulldogs champion Brad Johnson is a prixzed selection for the Bulldogs, having joined the club as the 11th overall pick in 1993.

Johnson would play a club record 364 games in the blue, white and red, adding six All-Australian blazers and three best and fairest awards for his time at the Kennel.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Brad Johnson #6 and Robert Murphy #2 for the Bulldogs celebrate a goal during the round two AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at Telstra Dome, April 8, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Pick 11 would also see the Dogs acquire Shaun Higgins and Andrejs Everitt in successive years, the former representative the Bulldogs in 129 matches.

11: Brad Johnson, Shaun Higgins, Andrejs Everitt

21: Anthony Reynolds, Nathan Hrovat

39: Michael Talia, Declan Hamilton

67: Shane Ellen

75: None