Trading picks during the NAB AFL Draft’s first round has left the North Melbourne Kangaroos with a strong hand for night two of the draft.
The Kangaroos will hold three second-round picks when the draft resumes at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on Thursday night, allowing the club to continue its exciting rebuild by selecting three more of the top 40 players in the land.
Which picks will the Kangaroos have?
The club's three second-round selections on night two of the 2021 AFL Draft will be: 22, 34 and 37. The Roos also will have two late picks: 64 (fourth round) and 70 (fifth round).
How can I follow night two of the Draft?
For Kangaroos fans at home and around the world, North Media will keep you up to date on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and nmfc.com.au. We will bring you all the essential info on the club’s selections, plus behind-the-scenes access and highlights of all the new recruits in action.
Night two of the national draft will also be broadcast live within Australia on Fox Footy, as well as streamed on Kayo Sports, the AFL App and AFL.com.au.
Who have the Kangaroos already selected?
Bullocking South Adelaide midfielder-forward Jason Horne-Francis became North Melbourne’s first ever No.1 draft pick when the Roos called his name on Wednesday night.
Together with Jy Simpkin (pick 12 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft), Luke Davies-Uniacke (pick 4, 2017), Jaidyn Stephenson (pick 6, 2017), Tarryn Thomas (pick 8, 2018), Tom Powell (pick 13, 2020) and Will Phillips (pick 3, 2020), Horne-Francis will form the nucleus of the Roos' midfield brigade for many years to come.
Who else are the Kangaroos likely to take?
As well as their choice of the country's best talent in the draft second round, the club will have its eyes on Jackson Archer, who has nominated as a father-son prospect. A medium-sized defender, Archer is the son of Kangaroos legend Glenn Archer, who played 311 games for the club, including the 1996 and '99 premierships.
What happens next?
While the draftees make arrangements to travel to their new clubs, young hopefuls who missed out have a further opportunity to find their way onto an AFL list via the NAB AFL Pre-Season and Rookie Drafts, on Friday 26 November from 3pm AEDT.
Following those drafts, clubs have until Monday, 29 November at 4pm to lodge their final playing lists with the AFL.