Welcome to Zero Hanger's ultimate AFL Draft guide ahead of the 2023 National Draft.

This guide includes the latest Mock Draft, club-by-club analysis, more than 30 prospect profiles, how the draft points bidding system works, the 2023 draft order and much more!

Zero Hanger will also be providing live coverage of the AFL Draft via our live blog, with every pick and prospect revealed. A link to the blog will be live on our site at approximately 6:30pm (AEDT) and will also be available on this page closer to the draft.

Until then, here's all the latest draft info and analysis you need leading up to the 2023 AFL Draft...

Mock Draft

Zero Hanger has constructed a Mock Draft for the opening round of the 2023 AFL Draft, with a total of 28 selections predicted to be made on Monday night.

West Coast hold the opening pick for the draft and are seen likely to decline potential trade options from other clubs before using the selection on Bendigo's Harley Reid.

Our final edition Mock Draft has included live trading and comes with detailed profiles as well as alternative selections for each club.


Club-by-club analysis

We've covered draft focus pieces for all 18 clubs ahead of the draft, looking at each club's draft handlist needs and potential targets.

Select your club's dedicated draft analysis piece and read up on who your club could consider for the draft...

Gold Coast
North Melbourne
Port Adelaide
St Kilda
West Coast

Prospect Profiles

We've compiled detailed and in-depth profiles for all of the top-rated prospects ahead of the 2023 National Draft.

Positions, clubs, height, strengths, AFL comparisons, potential landing spots and expert comments on more than 30 AFL Draft prospects can be found here.

2023 AFL Draft prospects Zane Duursma (left) and Caleb Windsor (right) outside the MCG (Image via Coates Talent League, Twitter)


1 WCE 3000
2 NMFC 2517
3 NMFC 2234 received from AFL as compensation for FA Ben McKay
4 HAW 2034
5 WB GC 1878 received from Gold Coast in 2023
6 MELB FRE 1751 recevied from Fremantle in 2022
7 GWS RICH 1644 received from Richmond in 2022
8 GEEL 1551
9 ESS 1469
10 ADEL 1395
11 MELB WB 1329 received from Western Bulldogs in 2023, recieved from Gold Coast in 2023
12 SYD 1268
13 STK 1212
14 ADEL MELB 1161 received from Gold Coast in 2023, received from Melbourne in 2023
15 NMFC PORT 1112 received from Port Adelaide in 2022
16 GWS 1067
17 NMFC CARL 1025 received from Carlton in 2023
18 NMFC BL 985 received from Gold Coast in 2023, received from Western Bulldogs in 2023, received from Brisbane in 2022
19 COLL 948
20 ADEL 912 received from AFL as compensation for FA Tom Doedee (Brisbane)
21 STK 878 received from AFL as compensation for FA Jade Gresham (Essendon)
22 CARL NMFC 845 received from North Melbourne in 2023, received from AFL as compensation in 2023

Draft order is subject to change due to live trading. The full draft order is available on Zero Hanger.

How the bidding system works

The AFL Draft has introduced a bidding and points index in recent years for Northern Academy, Next Generation Academy and father-son prospects.

Every selection from Pick 1-73 has value on the points index, with Pick 1 set at 3000 points, while Pick 73 is worth 9 points.

These points are used to help evaluate how picks are used to match bids by clubs who have priority access to Academy or father-son prospects.

Here's a video explainer that answers all your questions...

How to watch the draft

The 2023 AFL Draft can be viewed on Fox Footy via Foxtel on TV, and via the Kayo app as a live stream.

Zero Hanger will bring you all the live selections and analysis via our live draft blog, scheduled to be live at 6:30pm (AEDT).

For more details on start times, viewing options and subscriptions, click here.