1997 AFL National Draft

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Pick # Club Detail Player Age Height Weight Original Club Games Goals Votes Awards
Priority Pick (Melbourne) 1 Melbourne Travis Johnstone 17yr 184cm 84kg Chelsea/​Dandenong U18 209 (160) 135 62 B&F: 2005
2 Richmond Brad Ottens 17yr 202cm 106kg Immanuel College/​Glenelg 245 (129) 261 21 AA: 2001; Prem: 2007, 2009, 2011
3 Hawthorn Trent Croad 17yr 190cm 92kg Endeavour Hills/​Narre Warren/​De La Salle College/​Dandenong U18 222 (184) 189 25 AA: 2005; Prem: 2008
4 Essendon Mark Bolton 18yr 196cm 91kg Ringwood/​Eastern U18 124 50 4
5 Brisbane Luke Power 17yr 180cm 79kg Trinity Grammar/​Oakleigh U18 302 (282) 226 84 AA: 2004; Prem: 2001, 2002, 2003
6 Fremantle James Walker 18yr 179cm 82kg North Ballarat U18 151 16 3
7 Carlton Kris Massie 17yr 188cm 86kg Edithvale-Aspendale/​Dandenong U18 131 (43) 23 4
8 Collingwood Chris Tarrant 17yr 193cm 94kg South Mildura/​Bendigo U18 268 (196) 367 29 AA: 2003
9 Port Adelaide Chad Cornes 17yr 191cm 93kg Sacred Heart College/​Glenelg 255 (239) 179 50 AA: 2004, 2007; Prem: 2004
10 Brisbane Shane O'Bree 18yr 182cm 82kg North Ballarat U18 246 (19) 87 33
11 Sydney Jason Saddington 18yr 196cm 84kg Mitcham (Vic)/​Eastern U18 162 (142) 47 5
12 West Coast Jaxon Crabb 17yr 178cm 81kg South Bunbury/​Christ Church Grammar/​Claremont 19 (15) 2 0 Sandover: 2005
13 West Coast Callum Chambers 17yr 184cm 78kg Lucknow/​Gippsland U18 66 (54) 41 0
14 North Melbourne Shannon Watt 16yr 193cm 95kg North Ballarat U18 155 9 0
15 Geelong Joel McKay 18yr 184cm 78kg Murray U18 4 0 0
16 St Kilda Ben Walton 17yr 187cm 88kg Central District 23 15 0
17 Adelaide Lance Picioane 17yr 183cm 89kg PEGS/​Western U18 77 (4) 28 4
18 Western Bulldogs Mark Alvey 17yr 177cm 76kg Wentworth/​Bendigo U18 59 (45) 31 4
19 Hawthorn Chris Obst 18yr 185cm 80kg Western U18 17 0 0
20 Essendon Dean Solomon 17yr 189cm 102kg Bendigo U18 209 (158) 78 18 Prem: 2000
21 Fremantle Clem Michael 21yr 192cm 98kg South Fremantle 43 11 4
22 Melbourne Troy Longmuir 18yr 184cm 81kg West Perth 83 (17) 49 1
23 Carlton Adam Chatfield 18yr 189cm 83kg Pennant Hills/​NSW-ACT U18 1 0 0
24 Collingwood James Wasley 18yr 180cm 84kg Norwood 23 3 0
25 Port Adelaide Nick Stevens 17yr 182cm 85kg St Mary's (NFL)/​Northern U18 231 (127) 139 81 AFLPA 1st: 1998
26 Fremantle Brodie Holland 17yr 181cm 81kg Glenorchy/​Tasmania U18 155 (36) 141 12
27 North Melbourne Brad Stephens 18yr 186cm 83kg Barooga/​Murray U18 2 0 0
28 West Coast Rowan Jones 17yr 187cm 82kg Scotch College (WA)/​Claremont 158 70 3 Prem: 2006
29 Geelong Michael Woolnough Marc Woolnough 17yr 195cm 92kg Southport 6 1 0
30 North Melbourne Paul McMahon 18yr 175cm 66kg Bendigo U18 0 0 0
31 Brisbane Simon Black 18yr 185cm 81kg East Fremantle 322 171 184 AA: 2001, 2002, 2004; Brownlow: 2002; B&F: 2001, 2002, 2006; Norm Smith: 2003; AA40: 2008; Prem: 2001, 2002, 2003
32 Fremantle Troy Johnson 20yr 180cm 75kg South Fremantle 0 0 0
33 Adelaide James Thiessen 23yr 180cm 80kg Haileybury College/​Glen Waverley FC 44 21 0 Prem: 1998
34 West Coast Andrew Williams 18yr 183cm 83kg South Belgrave/​Dandenong U18 116 (84) 64 0
35 Hawthorn Marcus Baldwin 18yr 196cm 90kg Assumption College/​Calder U18 5 (0) 5 0
36 Essendon Judd Lalich 21yr 193cm 89kg East Perth 17 4 0
37 West Coast Todd Holmes 18yr 187cm 88kg Subiaco 7 0 0
38 Geelong James Rahilly 18yr 187cm 84kg Geelong U18 90 11 2
39 Melbourne Matthew Blake 18yr 186cm 76kg Sandhurst/​Bendigo U18 0 0 0
40 Sydney Fred Campbell 17yr 175cm 75kg Alice Springs Pioneers/​Powelltown/​Bendigo U18 12 (5) 7 0
41 Port Adelaide Danny Morton 24yr 175cm 64kg North Adelaide 20 17 2
42 Hawthorn Matthew Dennis 19yr 189cm 91kg Old Brighton 5 0 0
43 Sydney Adam Goodes 17yr 191cm 100kg Horsham FC/​North Ballarat U18 372 464 163 AA: 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011; Rising Star: 1999; Brownlow: 2003, 2006; AFLCA: 2006; B&F: 2003, 2006, 2011; AFLPA 1st: 1999; AA40: 2010; Prem: 2005, 2012
44 West Coast David Antonowicz 17yr 194cm 93kg Western U18 3 0 0
45 Geelong John Scarlett Matthew Scarlett 18yr 192cm 94kg St Joseph's/​St Joseph's College/​Geelong U18 284 17 31 AA: 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011; B&F: 2003; Prem: 2007, 2009, 2011
46 North Melbourne Josh Robertson 18yr 180cm 80kg Wodonga Raiders/​Murray U18 0 0 0
47 Western Bulldogs Robert Stevenson 21yr 188cm 82kg Taylors Lakes/​Western U18 0 0 0
48 St Kilda Ben Thompson 24yr 190cm 95kg Glenelg 11 2 0
49 Adelaide Ian Perrie 18yr 193cm 100kg Sorrento Duncraig JFC/​East Perth 116 129 14
50 Melbourne Luke Ottens 21yr 194cm 96kg Glenelg 4 0 0
51 Brisbane Scott Ralph 18yr 190cm 84kg Morningside 0 0 0
52 Essendon Jordan Doering 18yr 187cm 87kg Bendigo U18 18 (0) 11 0
53 Richmond Lionel Proctor 17yr 179cm 74kg Alphington/​Northern U18 20 4 0
54 Geelong Justin Wood 17yr 183cm 73kg Glenorchy/​Tasmania U18 7 5 0
55 Carlton Craig Black 18yr 180cm 70kg Dandenong U18 0 0 0
56 Collingwood Ben Kinnear 18yr 193cm 98kg Central District 50 11 3
57 Port Adelaide Darren Fraser 24yr 180cm 82kg Montmorency/​Essendon Reserves 0 0 0
58 Brisbane Marcus Picken 18yr 186cm 86kg North Ballarat U18 25 9 0
59 Sydney Brett Rose 18yr 178cm 74kg East Burwood/​Eastern U18 0 0 0
60 West Coast Phillip Read 18yr 180cm 83kg Wesley College (WA)/​East Fremantle 108 (74) 32 3
61 Geelong Tim Finocchiaro 18yr 177cm 84kg Warrandyte/​Eastern U18 10 1 0
62 North Melbourne Dion Miles 19yr 176cm 76kg Western U18 2 1 0
63 Western Bulldogs Anthony Aloi 18yr 184cm 79kg Melton/​Western U18 0 0 0
64 St Kilda Sam Cranage 18yr 185cm 79kg North Ballarat U18 18 (8) 3 1
65 Adelaide Linden Stevens 19yr 186cm 80kg Sturt 2 0 0
66 Melbourne Nathan Brown 21yr 180cm 76kg West Adelaide 146 36 23
67 Hawthorn Brad Lloyd 22yr 183cm 83kg Williamstown 11 3 0
68 Essendon Simon Eastaugh 24yr 200cm 100kg Wanganui Park SC/​Notre Dame (Shepparton) 29 (17) 2 1
69 Richmond Paul Greenham 20yr 178cm 78kg St Kevin's College/​Sandringham U18 0 0 0
70 Carlton Trent Hoppner 18yr 175cm 71kg Heidelberg/​Northern U18 1 0 0
71 Richmond Andrew Kellaway 21yr 190cm 90kg Caulfield Grammar/​Sandringham 172 30 10 AA: 2000; B&F: 2000
73 Brisbane Beau McDonald 18yr 203cm 102kg Swan Districts 91 19 2 Prem: 2001, 2002
74 Western Bulldogs Paul Digiovine 18yr 195cm 87kg Beverley Hills/​Oakleigh U18 0 0 0
75 St Kilda Brent Cowell 17yr 179cm 73kg Bairnsdale/​Gippsland U18 0 0 0
77 Melbourne Guy Rigoni 23yr 181cm 87kg Myrtleford 107 35 5
78 Hawthorn Richard Vandenberg 20yr 178cm 84kg Wentworth/​Uni Blues 145 64 19
80 Carlton John Hynes 18yr 184cm 87kg Sandringham U18 4 2 0
81 Collingwood Troy Kirwen 17yr 190cm 80kg Bundoora/​Northern U18 0 0 0
82 Hawthorn Nathan Thompson 19yr 194cm 100kg Kyneton/​Bendigo U18 179 (119) 327 43
83 Carlton Ben Thompson 19yr 186cm 80kg Zillmere 1 0 0
84 Collingwood Frankie Raso 18yr 176cm 73kg Preston RSL/​Northern U18 19 1 0
85 Hawthorn Hayden Burgiel 18yr 183cm 77kg Gippsland U18 0 0 0
86 Collingwood Scott Whiston 18yr 183cm 74kg Central District 0 0 0