AFL Draft 2022: Why the AFL draft isn't working, writes Jake Niall

AFL Draft 2022: Why the AFL draft isn't working, writes Jake Niall

By Jake Niall On Monday night, when the AFL’s 18 clubs assemble for the opening night of the national draft, the Richmond Football Club will be only notional participants as the first 20 names are read out. If the rules permitted, the Tigers may as well stay at home because they will be mere bystanders to whatever unfolds. Richmond have no first- or second-round pick in 2022, and they don’t have a 2023 first-round choice to trade on the night …