The National Draft is almost here, with all 18 AFL clubs now having a strong idea of the prospects on offer and the spots where they may fall.

Every club has their own list needs and voids to fill, some looking toward key position talent while others are hoping to add to their midfield.

The 'best available' avenue is open to every club, but many instead look to find answers to some of their biggest list questions through the draft.

Here we look at the ideal prospect for every club when they enter the draft in what would be a dream scenario for most clubs.


1. Adelaide

Max Michalanney 

Position: Medium Defender
State: South Australia
State League Club: Norwood
Community Club: Glenunga
Date of Birth: 26/02/04
Height: 190cm
Weight: 78kg

Funnily enough, one of the Crows' looming list needs can be accommodated by their father-son prospect in Michalanney, who is one of the leading defensive candidates in the draft.

Needing to add further support to the likes of Jordon Butts and Tom Doedee, Michalanney will be an exceptional addition for Matthew Nicks as he looks to steer the Crows back toward premiership contention.

Adelaide father-son prospect Max Michalanney during the 2022 NAB AFL National Championships U18 Boys match between South Australia and the Allies. Photo by Sarah Reed/AFL Photos.

Expect the Crows to assess midfielders with their later selections, which will change due to the Michalanney bid.