Richmond youngster Riley Collier-Dawkins and North Melbourne veteran Josh Walker have been told to wait before learning their futures, with the Tiger and Kangaroo yet to earn deals for the 2023 season.

Collier-Dawkins was brought to Punt Road with the 20th selection of the 2018 National Draft, however, across the course of his days in yellow and black, the developing midfielder had failed to tie down a consistent senior role.

Having played just the 11 games under Damien Hardwick's watch, the Oakleigh Chargers product has been seen as a depth prospect for some time now.

Add in the impending arrivals of Jacob Hopper and Tim Taranto from Sydney's West, and the 22-year-old may be forced to look elsewhere in an effort to earn AFL action.

According to reports from Riley Beveridge of AFL Media, the uncontracted cub is in the sights of rival clubs ahead of this year's exchange period.

Still, with his recent performances behind the ball at VFL level in mind, a redeployment with Richmond may prove to be Collier-Dawkins' preferred course of action.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22: Josh Walker of the Kangaroos celebrates after kicking a goal during the round 23 AFL match between Adelaide Crows and North Melbourne Kangaroos at Adelaide Oval on August 22, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Across at Arden Street, Walker has been told his future will not be decided until the cessation of the trade period, one that North Melbourne is expected to be busy in.

With Dockers swingman Griffin Logue currently mulling a four-year deal to cross the Nullarbor to wear blue and white bars, Walker's future will likely depend on whether the Western Australian inks on or not.

Akin to Collier-Dawkins, the 29-year-old has garnered interest from rival clubs, largely due to his ability to play at both ends of the ground.

Walker stands at 197cm and tips the scales at 98kgs. The former Cat and Lion has laced the boots on  139 occasions since making his debut in 2012.