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Best of the rest: 10 overlooked prospects set to be drafted on Tuesday night


The first round of the 2023 AFL National Draft somehow saw 29 players drafted.

While this feels like an oddity, it also likely means rounds two, three and four of the draft will see fewer players taken than in Round 1.

However, these 10 guys will certainly hear their names read out on Tuesday night.

See our list of 10 players set to be selected between rounds two and four below:

Mitch Edwards (Peel Thunder – ruckman)

While not the number one ruck prospect in this class, Mitch Edwards is certainly an AFL calibre player and will find a home on Tuesday night.

Three ruckmen were taken in the first round, making Edwards the number one big-man still on the board.

Adelaide were quite keen on acquiring Taylor Goad before the Roos swooped, making them a potential landing spot for Edwards.

Arie Schoenmaker (Tasmanian Devils – defender)

Rated as potentially the best kick in the entire draft class, Schoenmaker is another strong draft prospect to come out of Tasmania in this pool.

At 194cm, he will need to develop as an intercept marking key defender who can then utilise his potent left boot, but there’s no question he is worth the punt at AFL level.

The likes of Brisbane, Essendon and Fremantle could be a good fit.

Archie Roberts (Sandringham Dragons – midfielder)

Roberts falling outside the top 29 was a surprise, with the talented and speedy midfielder touted as a potential future star.

He has leadership skills and class and will be a natural fit at any AFL club.

Could West Coast kick off Round 2 by selecting him? They certainly need to add to their future midfield.

Ollie Murphy (Sandringham Dragons – key defender)

One of the top key defenders in the draft class, Ollie Murphy could be the next one off the board.

Essendon, Hawthorn and Brisbane could be tempted with their picks in the 30s and 40s.

Archer Reid (Gippsland Power – key forward)

Who wants a key forward? Archer Reid is likely the next best one available.

The 203cm Victorian projects as a key forward who can pinch hit in the ruck and fill one of the tougher positions on the field to craft.

Carlton could be tempted with their second round pick, while Richmond and Collingwood will surely also be considering the draft’s other Reid.

Luamon Lual (GWV Rebels – defender)

He may be 181cm, but Lual has the ability to play tall and small in defence and that versatility makes him intriguing.

Lual is part of the Western Bulldogs’ Academy, so if he slips beyond pick 40, they will have first access.

It may be a toss of the coin as to whether he falls that far, but the Dogs will certainly be hoping he becomes available to them.

Tew Jiath (Gippsland Power – defender)

The brother of Hawthorn’s Changkuoth Jiath, Tew is quite a similar player as a strong-bodied defender with dash and the strength to take on bigger forwards.

Hawthorn will have access to Jiath if he falls outside the top 40 but, like Lual, that remains up in the air.

The likes of West Coast, Carlton and Collingwood in the 30s will certainly be interested.

Logan Morris (Western Jets – forward)

A prolific goal kicker, Morris was another surprising omission from the first 29 picks of the draft.

At 191cm, he sits in that awkward height between tall and small forwards, but certainly projects as someone capable of succeeding at AFL level.

Richmond, Melbourne and Brisbane feel like good fits.

George Stevens (GWV Rebels – midfielder)

A big-bodied midfielder, George Stevens’ size was part of his success as a junior.

Could he be the next Ollie Wines or Patrick Cripps type player? Are teams overthinking what he could be at the next level?

Given we are now in the 30s, the risk versus reward factor will be tantalising for clubs. Could the Blues draft Cripps’ heir? Teams like Essendon and Sydney will surely also be considering him.

Koen Sanchez (Peel Thunder – forward)

A talented small forward, Koen Sanchez is an intelligent impact player who hits the scoreboard.

Given Lachie Schutz’s departure to Collingwood, local prospect Sanchez feels like a great fit for the Dockers with their first pick coming up in the 30s.

He will need to put on some size to succeed at AFL level, but he has been a quality small forward at U18 level.

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