November 20, 2023

AFL draft 2023 LIVE: Pick trades and bolters as clubs select top talent

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Pick 21 is Charlie Edwards

Adelaide has taken Charlie Edwards with pick 21.


Goad is excited to move to Melbourne

Goad is ready to head to North Melbourne, he has only recently focused on footy so will need some development time.

“I’m really overwhelmed,” Goad said.

“If someone said to me last year I would be here, I wouldn’t have believed them.”

He said he quit basketball last year and went to South Adelaide.

“I’m excited to head away from home,” Goad said.

Goad said he has watched a lot of Max Gawn this year and likes the way he played.


Pick 20 is Taylor Goad

North Melbourne has taken Taylor Goad who is a ruckman from South Australia.


McCabe follows dad to Hawks

McCabe is proud to follow his dad Luke who is still involved at the Hawks.

“I’m lost for words, this feels like it was a long time coming but rapt to be here,” McCabe said.

“You could say dad is very direct. He never needs to say much, just get out there and get a kick.

“It was super special. Dad did his best to keep a lid on it but everyone else is pretty excited for me.”

He said his dad and coach Sam Mitchell.

“They are both pretty direct and pretty dry,” McCabe said.


Pick 19 is Will McCabe

North Melbourne bid on Will McCabe, a father-son for Hawthorn who is the son of Luke McCabe.

The Hawks have matched the bid and he is now a Hawk.


Colby McKercher in Roos colours

Colby McKercher in his Roos colours.Credit: Justin McManus


Wilson gets jumper from Harvey

Wilson was presented with his Saints jumper by club legend Robert Harvey.

“It’s pretty exciting for me, this is an awesome experience,” Wilson said.

Former AFL midfielder Daryn Cresswell coached him at junior level in Wangaratta among others.

He models himself on exciting midfielders in the AFL like Connor Rozee.


Pick 18 is Darcy Wilson

St Kilda has taken Darcy Wilson with pick 18.


Leake made a big rise this year

Leake has won a senior premiership with Launceston last year and won the under-18 nationals with the Allies this year.

He also rose up the draft standings with his play for his state.

“It’s been a pretty surreal year, I played TSL with Launceston last year and that helped me with my development,” Leake said.

“I had a chance to play Coates League this year for Tassie and put myself up to be drafted.”


Pick 17 is James Leake

The Giants have traded up one spot and taken James Leake.

St Kilda had this pick but have traded back one spot and will get a second-round pick for 2024 from the Giants.

Marc McGowan is in the room and reports:

New Western Bulldogs midfielder Ryley Sanders, who had just finished his media commitments, pumped his fist as league CEO Andrew Dillon called out fellow Tasmanian James Leake was headed to the Giants at pick 17.

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