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.
2. Kobe Ryan - West Adelaide
There were doubts over Kobe Ryan's kicking efficiency in his draft year, but the 19-year-old has cleaned up his disposal as a senior player.
Ryan narrowly missed out on draft selection last year after a promising SANFL and State campaign, but has proven his ability to win possession in midfield in 2023.
The long-haired midfielder is averaging 21 disposals at 84% efficiency for West Adelaide, and impressed with a 28-possession, 16-tackle performance against Norwood in Round 6.
Ryan's skills have clearly transferred from junior to league football, and at his young age, could be on the radar of a few AFL clubs after declaring for the Mid-Season Draft.