Finals football will be the main conversation among the Crows in 2024, having missed out on the top eight this year in a controversial conclusion to their campaign.

Senior coach Matthew Nicks has the group to steer Adelaide back to September despite a quieter off-season of recruitment.

Pick 8 selection Dan Curtin is the headline inclusion for the Crows, with the Western Australian defender set to join an extensive group of players aged 24 and under who will push for starting roles.

Adelaide's midfield mix will look to expand over the course of the pre-season, while opportunities in defence will be in high demand after some chopping and changing.

The Crows' potent forward line will be a force to be reckoned with in 2024 as a number of attacking options look to reach new heights.

Here's how the Crows could line up next year...

3. Forwards

Veteran spearhead Taylor Walker will be looking to extend his 'fine wine' run of form after a maiden All-Australian season at the age of 33.

His understudy-turned-star Darcy Fogarty will be the equally commanding focal point in Matthew Nicks' forward structure after booting a career-high haul of 34 majors in 2023.

At their feet will be the lethal mosquito fleet of Izak Rankine, Josh Rachele and Luke Pedlar, who combined for 84 goals this year, while Ben Keays and Rory Sloane will provide further support from midfield.

Jake Soligo will be in his third season at West Lakes in 2024 and continues to get better each day, with the Crows flanker another name to watch out for next year.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: Jake Soligo of the Crows competes for the ball during the round 14 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on June 19, 2022 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

Riley Thilthorpe has continued to hone his forward craft and will again play a mix of tall forward and second-string ruckman.

The Crows signed Chris Burgess from Gold Coast, who will mount pressure on other forwards at selection, while Elliott Himmelberg will be looking to raise his value in a free-agent year.