1998 AFL draft

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The 1998 AFL draft consisted of a pre-season draft, a national draft, a trade period and a rookie elevation. The AFL draft is the annual draft of talented players by Australian rules football teams that participate in the main competition of that sport, the Australian Football League.

In 1998 there were 91 picks to be drafted between 16 teams in the national draft. The Brisbane Lions received the first pick in the national draft after finishing on the bottom of the ladder during the 1998 AFL season.

National draft[edit]

The national draft was held on 1 November 1998.

Round Pick Player Recruited from Recruited to
1 1 Des Headland Subiaco Football Club Brisbane Lions
1 2 Justin Longmuir West Perth Football Club Fremantle
1 3 Nic Fosdike Norwood Football Club Sydney Swans
1 4 Ryan Fitzgerald South Adelaide Football Club Sydney Swans
1 5 Michael Stevens Murray Bushrangers Port Adelaide
1 6 Murray Vance Murray Bushrangers Carlton
1 7 Josh Carr East Fremantle Football Club Port Adelaide
1 8 Jude Bolton Calder Cannons Sydney Swans
1 9 Mark McVeigh NSW/ACT Rams Essendon
1 10 Brandon Hill Peel Thunder Football Club West Coast Eagles
1 11 Lenny Hayes NSW/ACT Rams St Kilda
1 12 Adam Ramanauskas Dandenong Stingrays Essendon
1 13 Chris Lamb Murray Bushrangers Melbourne
1 14 Luke Penny Oakleigh Chargers Western Bulldogs
1 15 Brady Rawlings Tassie Mariners North Melbourne
1 16 Brett Burton Woodville-West Torrens Eagles Adelaide
2 17 Peter Street Tassie Mariners Geelong
2 18 Daniel Schell Central District Football Club Fremantle
2 19 Nick Davis NSW/ACT Rams Collingwood
2 20 Michael Collica East Fremantle Football Club Hawthorn
2 21 David A. Clarke Geelong Falcons Geelong
2 22 James Begley Sturt Football Club St Kilda
2 23 Chris Ladhams North Adelaide Football Club Essendon
2 24 David Wojcinski Gippsland Power Geelong
2 25 Aaron Henneman Murray Bushrangers Essendon
2 26 Michael O'Brien Bendigo Pioneers West Coast Eagles
2 27 Steven Baker Geelong Falcons St Kilda
2 28 Heath James Port Adelaide Magpies Sydney Swans
2 29 Tyson Stenglein Subiaco Football Club Adelaide
2 30 Nicky Winmar St Kilda Western Bulldogs
2 31 Gary Dhurrkay North Melbourne Fremantle
2 32 David Gallagher Prahran Dragons Adelaide
3 33 Craig Bolton NSW/ACT Rams Brisbane Lions
3 34 Bryan Beinke Port Adelaide Magpies Adelaide
3 35 Brad Oborne Preston Knights Collingwood
3 36 Danny Jacobs Prahran Dragons Essendon
3 37 Adam Morgan Oakleigh Chargers Port Adelaide
3 38 Brendan Fevola Dandenong Stingrays Carlton
3 39 Toby Thurstans Dandenong Stingrays Port Adelaide
3 40 James White Oakleigh Chargers Richmond
3 41 Craig Jacotine Dandenong Stingrays Collingwood
3 42 Forfeited due to violation of salary cap regulations - West Coast Eagles
3 43 Damien Ryan Richmond St Kilda
3 44 Heath Scotland Western Jets Collingwood
3 45 Aaron Shattock Woodville-West Torrens Eagles Brisbane Lions
3 46 Jay Solomon Geelong Falcons Western Bulldogs
3 47 Nicolas Lowther Preston Knights North Melbourne
3 48 Lucas Herbert North Adelaide Football Club Adelaide
4 49 Garth Taylor Swan Districts Football Club Fremantle
4 50 Damien Adkins Gippsland Power Collingwood
4 51 David Loats Geelong Falcons Geelong
4 52 Ryan O'Connor Essendon Sydney Swans
4 53 Troy Schwarze Prahran Dragons St Kilda
4 54 Derek Murray Murray Bushrangers Port Adelaide
4 55 Marc Dragicevic Geelong Falcons Richmond
4 56 Ilija Grgic West Coast Eagles Essendon
4 57 Andrew Embley Swan Districts Football Club West Coast Eagles
4 58 Ian Prendergast Oakleigh Chargers Carlton
4 59 Dwayne Simpson East Fremantle Football Club Sydney Swans
4 60 Luke Speers Tassie Mariners Melbourne
4 61 Ricky Symes Murray Bushrangers Carlton
4 62 Tim van der Klooster Geelong Falcons North Melbourne
4 63 Clint Kirey East Fremantle Football Club Adelaide
5 64 Andrew Shipp Springvale Scorpions Fremantle
5 65 Lee Walker Collingwood Collingwood
5 66 Steven Rode Dandenong Stingrays Hawthorn
5 67 Brett Backwell Northern Eagles, QAFL Carlton
5 68 Matthew Greig Richmond Supplementary List Richmond
5 69 Scott Bennett East Fremantle Football Club West Coast Eagles
5 70 Kurt Heazlewood Tassie Mariners St Kilda
5 71 Simon Feast Sturt Football Club Sydney Swans
5 72 Luke Taylor Port Adelaide Magpies Melbourne
5 73 Christin Macri Western Bulldogs Supplementary List Western Bulldogs
5 74 Adam Lange Sturt Football Club North Melbourne
5 75 Ken McGregor Woodville-West Torrens Eagles Adelaide
6 76 Rupert Betheras Collingwood Supplementary List Collingwood
6 77 Adrian Cox Gippsland Power Hawthorn
6 78 Pass Carlton
6 79 Ray Hall NSW/ACT Rams Richmond
6 80 Brodie Atkinson Sturt Football Club Adelaide
6 81 Jacob Anstey Carlton St Kilda
6 82 Pass Sydney Swans
6 83 Pass Melbourne
6 84 Pass Western Bulldogs
6 85 Shannon Motlop North Adelaide Football Club North Melbourne
7 86 Kris Barlow Hawthorn Supplementary List Hawthorn
7 87 Pass Carlton
7 88 Pass Richmond
7 89 Joel Duckworth East Fremantle Football Club West Coast Eagles
7 90 Shane Clayton Brisbane Lions North Melbourne
8 91 Pass Hawthorn


Player Original Club New Club
Matthew Lappin St. Kilda Carlton
Tyson Lane Western Bulldogs Collingwood
Paul Licuria Sydney Swans Collingwood
Kingsley Hunter Fremantle Western Bulldogs
Tony Modra Adelaide Crows Fremantle
Brad Wira Western Bulldogs Fremantle
Tom Harley Port Adelaide Geelong
Jason Mooney Sydney Swans Geelong
Brett O'Farrell Sydney Swans Hawthorn
Ricky Olarenshaw Essendon Collingwood
Che Cockatoo-Collins Essendon Port Adelaide
Jarrad Schofield West Coast Eagles Port Adelaide
Craig Biddiscombe Geelong Richmond
Rory Hilton Brisbane Lions Richmond
Scott Cummings Port Adelaide West Coast Eagles
Chad Rintoul Adelaide Crows West Coast Eagles
Simon Arnott Sydney Swans Geelong
Andrew Bomford Essendon Sydney Swans
Scott Chisholm Fremantle Melbourne
Adam Heuskes Port Adelaide Brisbane Lions
Tristan Lynch Brisbane Lions Geelong
Josh Mahoney Collingwood Western Bulldogs
Martin McKinnon Geelong Brisbane Lions
Mark Orchard Sydney Swans Collingwood
Scott Bamford Brisbane Lions Geelong
Nick Carter Brisbane Lions Melbourne

Pre-season draft[edit]

Pick Player Recruited from Recruited to
1 David Calthorpe Essendon Brisbane Lions
2 Ashley Prescott Richmond Fremantle
3 Glenn Freeborn Kangaroos Collingwood
4 Anthony Rock Kangaroos Hawthorn
5 Jared Poulton Port Adelaide Magpies Port Adelaide
6 Clay Sampson Adelaide Crows Richmond
7 Tony Francis Collingwood St. Kilda
8 Scott Russell Collingwood Sydney Swans
9 Troy Simmonds Box Hill Hawks Melbourne
10 Cameron McKenzie-McHarg Oakleigh U18 Western Bulldogs
11 John Spaull Rosebud Kangaroos
12 Darryl Wintle North Adelaide Adelaide Crows
13 Cameron Venables Claremont Collingwood
14 Pass Hawthorn
15 Pass Richmond
16 Daniel Wulf Dandenong U18 Western Bulldogs

Rookie elevation[edit]

This list details 1998-listed rookies who were elevated to the senior list; it does not list players taken as rookies in the rookie draft which occurred during the 1998/99 off-season.

Player Recruited from Recruited to
Ben Marsh West Adelaide Football Club Adelaide Crows
Scott Freeborn Woodville-West Torrens Eagles Carlton
Tarkyn Lockyer East Fremantle Football Club Collingwood
Mark Johnson Calder Cannons Essendon
Brad Dodd East Fremantle Football Club Fremantle
Peter Walsh West Adelaide Football Club Melbourne
Daniel Ward Fitzroy Reserves Melbourne
Barnaby French Sturt Football Club Port Adelaide
Greg Tivendale Rythdale-Officer-Cardinia Football Club Richmond
Chad Fletcher Subiaco Football Club West Coast Eagles
Laurie Bellotti Claremont Football Club West Coast Eagles
Paul Maher Perth Football Club Fremantle
Matthew Bishop Box Hill Hawks Melbourne
Sudjai Cook Norwood Football Club Adelaide Crows
Tate Day Gold Coast Football Club Brisbane Lions
Damian Lang Leeton Football Club Carlton
Jason MacPherson Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong Football Club Sydney Swans

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