The AFL National Draft is often looked at as an opportunity for young and new talent to enter the AFL system and lead the way for their new clubs.

However, there are a number of players who have been in the system previously and are now hoping for another crack at the elite level.

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With nominations for the draft closing at 3pm on Wednesday 18th November, we have put together a list of some of the names you may already know that have put their hat in the ring.

Former Blue Levi Casboult looks set to land at Gold Coast in the rookie draft pending his vaccination status, while former North Melbourne vice-captain is also keen to play on.

Young players like Ned Cahill, Sam Ramsay and Patrick Naish have all put their hand up, while VFL stars Ben Crocker and Nathan Freeman are in the mix after dominating at the lower level.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 08: Nathan Freeman of Frankston in action during the round four VFL match between Williamstown Seagulls and Frankston Dolphins at Downer Oval on May 08, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jonathan DiMaggio/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Players like Mitch Crowden, Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Lochie O'Brien and Matt Cottrell have nominated but are expected to be selected by the clubs that delisted them.

Former AFL Players who have nominated for National Draft

Wylie Buzza, Werribee Football Club

Ned Cahill, Essendon

Levi Casboult, Carlton

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Ben Crocker, Carlton (VFL)

Trent Dumont, North Melbourne

Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, Richmond

Cameron Ellis-Yolmen, Brisbane Lions

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Nathan Freeman, Frankston

Jarrod Garlett, West Coast Eagles

Joel Garner, Port Adelaide

Ryan Garthwaite, Richmond

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Jesse Glass-Mccasker, Footscray Bulldogs

Marty Hore, Melbourne Demons

Patrick Naish, Richmond

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Sam Ramsay, Carlton

Lewis Taylor, Sydney Swans

Lochie O'Brien, Carlton

Matt Cotrell, Carlton

Mitch Crowden, Fremantle

Shane Mumford, GWS

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18: Shane Mumford of the Giants looks on during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on February 18, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Michael Hartley, Hawthorn

Oscar Brownless, Geelong

Josh Begley, Frankston

Connor Blakely, Fremantle

Matthew Buntine, GWS Giants

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Matt Buntine of the Giants acknowledges the fans after the Giants defeated the Saints during the round five AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on April 24, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Ben Cavarra, Western Bulldogs

Isacc Chugg, Collingwood

Dylan Clarke, Essendon

Charlie Constable, Geelong