Gold Coast Suns secure good mates as Carlton makes its mark in AFL draft with top-10 bids_1


Carlton has made the first two moves in the AFL draft, making unsuccessful bids for highly-rated academy prospects Liam Henry and Tom Green.

After Fremantle matched Carlton's bid at pick No.9 for Henry, Greater Western Sydney did the same to secure Green at No.10.

The deals meant an exchange of picks lower in the draft.

Henry was a next-generation academy nomination for Fremantle before the draft and Kelly was a nomination for the Giants from their academy.

There was speculation that Kelly could go as early as pick No.5.



Fischer McAsey was the first key-position player recruited in the draft, going to Adelaide at No.6.

Intercept defender Hayden Young and utility Caleb Serong joined Fremantle with the seventh and eighth picks.

Carlton's bid on Henry meant the Dockers ended up with three-straight selections in the top 10.

-AAP