With the dust settling on another draft period, AFL clubs and their new recruits begin to turn their attention toward pre-season training in preparation for the 2023 season.

Some clubs have already injected their new wave of young stars into their programs for the summer ahead, while others will require longer development plans before earnign their debut in the top flight.

With some players brought in to have an immediate impact and others seen as project players for the future, we list the draftee at each AFL club that could land a debut in Round 1, 2023.



Max Michalanney 

The Crows' father-son pick may very well slot straight into a role within Matthew Nicks' rearguard for Round 1

Michalanney started training with the Crows just days after being taken with Pick 17 and looks to set to be in immediate contention for a call-up.

With the long-term injury to tall backman Andrew McPherson, Nicks could look toward Michalanney for further support alongside defensive stalwarts Tom Doedee.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Max Michalanney of South Australia kicks the ball during the 2021 U19 Championship match between Western Australia and South Australia at Optus Stadium on September 25, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Michalanney possesses great athleticism, speed and aerial prowess that can help negate opposition attacks early next year.