2017 ROOKIE REVELATIONS

Published on: Nov 27 2017 | Author: Zac Milbank |

Zac Milbank has profiled the SANFL players selected in the 2017 AFL Rookie Draft conducted electronically in Melbourne on Monday.

Glenelg father-son Jackson Edwards, who was selected by Adelaide at Pick No. 41, was among the four SANFL-based players chosen.

He was joined by Sturt premiership midfielder Pat Wilson, who was selected by the Crows with their first pick at No.17.

Fellow mature-age SANFL star Nick Holman was next to have his name called, with the Central District midfielder headed to the Gold Coast two selections later.

Norwood running machine Stefan Giro was also part of the Croweater contingent after being called upon by Fremantle at No.21.

Small defender Lachlan Murphy became the first Adelaide development player to be selected as a rookie when he was elevated by the Crows at No.38.

Pick 17 Pat Wilson (Adelaide)
Date of Birth: 11/12/1994
Height: 188cm
Weight: 88kg
Club: Sturt/Woodville South
Position: Tall Midfielder
Plays like: Josh Kennedy (Sydney)

Pick 19 Nick Holman (Gold Coast)
Date of Birth: 29/5/1995
Height: 189cm
Weight: 87kg
Club: Central District/Carlton
Position: Medium Midfielder

Pick 21 Stefan Giro (Fremantle)
Date of Birth: 10/3/1999
Height: 175cm
Weight: 72kg
Club: Norwood/Hope Valley FC
Position: Small Midfielder
Plays like: Matt Crouch (Adelaide)

Pick 38 Lachlan Murphy (Adelaide)
Date of Birth: 4/12/1998
Height: 178cm
Weight: 74kg
Club: Adelaide/ Northern Knights
Position: Small defender


Pick 41 Jackson Edwards (Adelaide)

Date of Birth: 11/10/1999
Height: 185cm
Weight: 77kg
Club: Glenelg/Henley
Position: Midfielder
Plays like: Simon Black (Brisbane)

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