The 2021 AFL Mid-Season Draft will take place tonight, Wednesday 2 June at 7:00pm AEST.

Being hosted virtually, 602 players have nominated for the draft and 15 clubs are eligible to pick up new recruits to fill any holes.

St Kilda are the only club to have four available list spots for tonight, while Carlton have three.

North Melbourne, Hawthorn, Collingwood, Gold Coast, Essendon, West Coast and Melbourne all hold two picks.

Geelong, Fremantle and the Western Bulldogs are not holding picks for tonight's count.

Multiple AFL teams have placed players on their inactive list, meaning they will not be available for selection for the remainder of the 2021 season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: John Noble of the Magpies in action during the Collingwood Magpies training session at the Holden Centre on July 04, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The Mid-Season draft returned in 2019, with Marlion Pickett (Richmond), John Noble (Collingwood) and Will Snelling (Essendon) headlining the rookie recruits.

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North Melbourne have two picks in the draft and are looking for some tall timber for their forward line. Most likely draftee is Sandringham Dragons key forward Jacob Edwards.

North opted to take balling-winning midfielders in the 2020 national draft, including Will Phillips, Tom Powell and Charlie Lazzaro.

North's head of player personal Scott Clayton told the Road to the Draft podcast "We decided to go that way and we're fortunate now that there's a couple of very good talls in this mid-season draft that might complement the midfielders that we took in the national draft."

North currently sits at 1 win and 10 losses in the 2021 season.

Ruckmen are in high-demand for this draft after a number of teams have expressed their desire to attain a new ruck including Hawthorn, Gold Coast and Carlton.

Ned Moyle is a likely pick 2 as the Hawks will look for some support in their ruck stocks. The Hawks have two picks in the draft after Jonathon Patton's early retirement as well as placing James Sicily on their inactive list.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Ned Moyle in action during the NAB AFL Academy training session at Goschs Paddock on April 22, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Former AFL duo Nathan Freeman and Riley Knight are also predicted to go early in the draft.

Freeman is a former Collognwood and St Kilda midfielder, taken at pick 10 in the 2013 national draft but was plagued with soft tissue injuries throughout his career.

He has been outstanding for Frankston in the VFL early in the season, and Richmond could be a likely destination for Freeman.

Knight is one of the more recognisable names in the draft having played 55 games with Adelaide. Essendon is likely to recruit the defensive midfielder following injuries to key defenders Aaron Francis and Michael Hurley.

Ex-Crow and Tiger Tyson Stengle has also attracted attention from Carlton and Collingwood. Both teams requiring a dynamic forward for the remainder of the 2021 season and beyond.

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Tyson Stengle of the Crows competes with Bachar Houli of the Tigers during the round 18 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval on September 19, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

You can follow the Mid-season draft from 6:30 pm on and via the Official AFL Live app.



1. North Melbourne

2. Hawthorn

3. Collingwood

4. Adelaide

5. Gold Coast

6. Carlton

7. St Kilda

8. GWS Giants

9. Essendon

10. Richmond

11. West Coast

12. Sydney Swans

13. Port Adelaide

14. Brisbane

15. Melbourne


16. North Melbourne

17. Hawthorn

18. Collingwood

19. Gold Coast

20. Carlton

21. St Kilda

22. Essendon

23. West Coast

24. Melbourne


25. Carlton

26. St Kilda


27. St Kilda