Nick Daicos is quickly firming as the likely No.1 draft pick for the 2021 draft.
The son of Collingwood great Peter and brother of current Magpies midfielder Josh has been a star so far for Oakleigh Chargers in the NAB League and is set to be one of the draft’s most prized recruits.
Should Daicos’ current form in the NAB League be anything to go by, the highly-touted teenager is a certainty to land at the top of the draft order.
In his most recent outing for Oakleigh, Daicos amassed 40 touches, 11 inside 50’s and two goals in his side’s 46-point win over the Western Jets.
Daicos’ day-out added to his dominant performance against the Eastern Rangers last weekend, where he collected 30 disposals and booted three majors.
Don’t get a much better first 3 games of @NABLeague than Nick Daicos. Followed up his 3 goal games with a two goal game but with 40 disposals to take his average to almost 33 touches and 3 goals a game. A genuine shout for pick 1 for the talented @CollingwoodFC father-son.
— Ed Pascoe (@EdPascoe_eDPS) April 18, 2021
Daicos has trained with Collingwood at times over the 2021 pre-season and has been hugely impressive when at the Holden Centre.
With Collingwood likely to avoid the bottom of the ladder, should Daicos be bid on by the team holding the number one draft pick come draft time, and Collingwood were to match that bid it, would be the second straight year the bottom team didn’t draft the No.1 selection.
Daicos however, will be taken as a father-son selection in what has been a heralded tradition in the AFL.
He won’t come cheap though, with the Magpies likely to be required to bundle high draft selection to match the required amount of points for the Oakleigh star.