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Every pick from the 2022 AFL national draft

(matched North Melbourne’s bid)

What Ashcroft said: “Just relieved, it’s a surreal moment,” said Ashcroft on Fox. “I’m looking forward to getting into it. There’s a lot of work to be done, it all resets now. It’s time to get the respect from everyone [at the Brisbane Lions].”

3. Harry Sheezel, North Melbourne

What Sheezel said: “I am so grateful. The club is in really good hands. They have really good staff and a young and exciting list.”

4. George Wardlaw, North Melbourne

What Wardlaw said: “I’m feeling good,” the Oakleigh Chargers product told Fox Footy. Of his constant hamstring injuries this season, he said “I was scared at some points”. Wardlaw said he was thankful for his family and his teammates who supported him throughout the year.

5. Elijah Tsatas, Essendon

What Tsatas said: “I’m super excited for what I can bring and I think everyone at Essendon is excited.” Of the foot fracture he suffered in May, the 18-year-old told Fox: “It was a whirlwind”. “Doing my rehab to the full extent gave me some confidence.”

6. Bailey Humphrey, Gold Coast

What Humphrey said: “I can’t wait to learn off the leaders at the Gold Coast Suns.” He told Fox Footy he was looking forward to training with the midfield group. “I will try and earn respect from them,” he said.

7. Cameron Mackenzie, Hawthorn

What Mackenzie said: “It’s an amazing feeling heading to the Hawks,” said the excited youngster, who grew up a Hawthorn supporter. Mackenzie won a premiership with Victoria Metro and Sandringham Dragons, telling Fox Footy: “I’m grateful to have played in those big games”. “Its been a very enjoyable year,” he said.

8. Jhye Clark, Geelong

What Clark said: He has already spent time with the Geelong senior side. “That was an unreal experience, I got to see how professional they are inside the four walls,” he told Fox Footy. Clark was the captain of Victoria Metro. “I was very privileged and lucky enough to do that.”

9. Reuben Ginbey, West Coast

What Ginbey said: He told Fox Footy it was “awesome” he was able to stay in his home state. “But I was happy to go anywhere.” Ginbey said he would have to convince his Fremantle-supporting family to switch allegiance to West Coast.

10. Mattaes Phillipou, St Kilda

What Phillipou said: Phillipou told Fox Footy he could not wait to be coached by Ross Lyon at St Kilda. “I’m going to learn a lot.”

Phillipou is following in the footsteps of his father Sam, who played in the SANFL and AFL.

“Dad was pretty emotional yesterday. It means a lot for the family.”

11. Oliver Hollands, Carlton

What Hollands said: He told Fox Footy he had modelled a lot of his game on Carlton midfielder Sam Walsh. “Walshy is someone who I have watched closely.” He said he would “try and stick by him” in pre-season training.

12. Jaspa Fletcher, Brisbane Lions

(matched Western Bulldogs’ bid)

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