One season ago, six talented SANFL players were selected by AFL clubs and given a second chance at top-level football.

While many players have impressed in this SANFL season, AFL sides will be looking closely at age and list needs. In 2022, the average age of Mid-Season draftees was 21 years old.

Several promising footballers have stood out as strong fits for struggling lists, while several undrafted youngsters have backed up their strong under-18 seasons.

Here are six of the best SANFL prospects to keep in mind ahead of the AFL Mid-Season Draft.


1. Noah Casalini - North Adelaide

After a best-on, six-goal performance against Norwood on Anzac Day, Noah Casalini's name has been commonly mentioned in Mid-Season Draft discussions.

The 21-year-old forward stands at 190cm tall and catches the eye with his athletic jumping and speed.

While the forward has struggled to make the same impact in recent weeks, his age and skills make him enticing to a struggling list, or one lacking in forward prospects.

Casalini previously spent time in the Sydney Swans Academy, before stints at GWS and North Adelaide. His penetrating left foot and history of goalkicking make him a promising key player option.