ESPN's AFL Draft expert Chris Doerre has run his eye over every club's draft haul and graded their performance with some club's setting themselves up well for the future, while other clubs missed the mark. See how your club fared at the 2021 AFL Draft.h1">
- img src="https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/photo/2021/1129/r943972_1296x1296_1-1.jpg&w=130&h=130&scale=crop&location=center" width="65" height="65"">Who are the early top 10 players for the 2022 AFL Draft?8dChris Doerre
- img src="https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/photo/2021/1124/r942191_1296x1296_1-1.jpg&w=130&h=130&scale=crop&location=center" width="65" height="65"">2021 AFL draft: ESPN's first round analysis11dChris Doerre
Picks: 6, 36, 44
Players drafted: Josh Rachele, Jake Soligo, Zac Taylor
Rationale: Adelaide have added to their mosquito fleet of midfielders and gone from small to smaller, with all three of the club's picks under 180cm tall. Rachele is one of the few in this draft with genuine capacity to impact games both as a forward and midfielder. Soligo is a buzzy midfielder with speed and someone who tackles aggressively, while Taylor is one of this draft's bargains as a skilful, speedy, high production midfielder. The Crows' trade of their 2022 third round pick to secure the pick that would draft Taylor was well worth it and recognition of the incredible value Taylor represents. While this draft doesn't perfectly help Adelaide's list balance, the quality of players drafted is very strong given where they were picked up.
Picks: 16, 20, 41
Players drafted: Darcy Wilmot, Kai Lohmann, James Tunstill
Rationale: Brisbane secured a balanced group of players. Wilmot was drafted as a rebounding defender, Lohmann as a speedy and damaging forward, while Tunstill joins the club as a hardworking, ball winning midfielder. The Lions get marked down due to all three of their picks being relative reaches. Lohmann being selected inside the first round was one of the surprise selections, and similar could be said of Tunstill at 41, given how many talented midfielders remained.