The 2023 AFL Draft is almost here, with years of planning and months of mock drafting coming to an end.

Clubs will have a rough idea of how the early selections of the draft might play out, while from the second half of the first round and onwards is anyone's guess.

All 18 sides will have their own list needs or desires, with key position talent, midfield depth or outside run all set to be considered.

Taking a balance of list needs and draft ranges into consideration, these are the prospects each club would love to see available when they first enter the draft...



Connor O'Sullivan

Key Defender
Weight: 92kg
State: New South Wales
Club: Albury

The Crows are set to arrive on the clock with Pick 10, which is expected to move out to approximately Pick 12, and O'Sullivan is a live chance to be available to them with their first selection.

The Murray Bushrangers backman is arguably the premier tall defender among this year's draft class and is set to have multiple suitors prior to Adelaide's opening selection.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Connor O'Sullivan of the Allies during the 2023 U18 Championships match between Allies and Western Australia at Thebarton Oval on June 11, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

O'Sullivan is one of the more ready-made prospects and could slot into a starting role under Matthew Nicks in 2024 given the absence of Tom Doedee and injury to Nick Murray down back.