Less than a month away from the opening game of the 2024 AFL season, clubs are beginning to get a strong idea of how they'll line-up to start the new premiership race.

With the early stages of the season comes plenty of debuts, with top draftees, second-year talents and long-serving sidemen eager to get their first taste of AFL action.

Every club is likely to blood new names this year, with some expected and others to come from the clouds for what will be a memorable occasion in their careers.

We've looked at the first-year rookies and those still waiting for a debut at each club to identify which players have the best chance of playing their maiden AFL match in 2024.

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West Coast

Rookies: Harley Reid, Archer Reid, Loch Rawlinson, Coen Livingstone, Clay Hall, Harvey Johnston

Still waiting: Coby Burgiel, Tyrell Dewar, Jordyn Baker

Most likely to debut in 2024: No.1 draft pick Harley Reid is a shoo-in to face Port Adelaide next month in the Eagles' season opener, with the Bendigo Pioneers product arguably the most ready-made of his draft class. Clay Hall is another who is already built for senior action after featuring for Peel Thunder's senior side on nine occasions last year. Coby Burgiel might also get a look if he can shake off any lingering injury concerns, while there's plenty of excitement in Tyrell Dewar as a cunning small forward.

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