Sheehan predicts shooting stars at the AFL Draft

AFL National and International Talent Manager, Kevin Sheehan today announced his top 40 prospects ahead of the 2017 NAB AFL Draft to be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24.

The AFL NSW/ACT players, Jarrod Brander (Wentworth), Nicholas Shipley (Campbelltown) and Charlie Spargo (Albury/Murray) all make Sheehan’s top 40 – in a year that many have labelled hard to predict.

Sheehan said the 2017 NAB AFL Draft will be an exciting event, marking the start of the 2018 season.

“This year the Draft selections are wide open, which is testament to the evenness and high standard of the young players entering the AFL,” Sheehan said.

“Debate continues on who will be selected in which order for the first round, which makes the event very exciting.

“Club recruiting staff are still working hard after months of preparation to confirm their selections, while the players and their families are counting down the days as they prepare for the next step in the AFL talent pathway.”

See Kevin Sheehan’s complete Top 40 Draft predictions here.


  • When: Friday, November 24
  • Where: Hall 2, Riverina Avenue, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Time: 6.00pm AEDT
  • Tickets: Register here for free tickets


The 2017 NAB AFL Draft will be broadcast live nationally on FOX FOOTY.

Fans across Australia can follow the 2017 NAB AFL Draft and their club’s latest recruits live on FOX FOOTY (Channel 504) from 6.30pm AEDT nationally. Fans can follow every selection live, hear expert commentary and in-depth analysis. The FOX FOOTY broadcast will also be available live to all AFL LIVE PASS subscribers thanks to Telstra.

The 2017 NAB AFL Draft is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

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