Six SANFL players were selected in the 2022 AFL Mid-Season Draft, the most since its reintroduction in 2019.
Glenelg pair Brett Turner and Sam Durdin, West’s Josh Carmichael, North’s Jacob Bauer, Eagle Zane Williams and South’s Jye Menzie were all handed opportunities to play at elite level in the second half of the season.
Big-bodied midfielders featured in the first two picks with Turner, snapped up by Adelaide at Pick No.4 before Bloods recruit Josh Carmichael headed to Collingwood at Pick No.9.
High-flying Roosters forward Jacob Bauer was the next to have his name called by Richmond at Pick No.10 before clever Eagles goalsneak Zane Williams learned he would play at Geelong after the Cats picked him at No.12.
Experienced Bays defender Sam Durdin, having previously played with North Melbourne, will have another opportunity at AFL level with Carlton after being chosen at No.13 ahead of South’s Tasmanian signing Jye Menzie, who landed at Essendon with Pick No.18.
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