Collingwood add VFL defender as Dumont thrown lifeline

Williamstown defender Charlie Dean has become the latest winner of the Fothergill-Round-Mitchell medal to join an AFL club after Collingwood chose him in Friday’s rookie draft.

He was one of eight new players to enter the system via the draft with the bulk of selections taken up with players being re-rookied.

Hawthorn chose Northern Knights tall midfielder Ned Long, Essendon added GWS Giants academy graduate Patrick Voss and Fremantle looked outside the state to obtain Karl Worner from the Oakleigh Chargers.

Vic Metro’s Charlie Dean.Credit:Getty Images

It wouldn’t be a draft period without the Cats springing a surprise as Geelong plucked Carey Grammar’s Ollie Dempsey while the Giants opted for Bendigo defender Cooper Hamilton.

Melbourne added Judd McVee and the Western Bulldogs went the famous jazz artist’s namesake Charlie Parker with their first rookie selection while also adding mature-aged Robbie McComb from their Footscray VFL team in tried and true fashion.

Former North Melbourne player Trent DuMont found a new home with Port Adelaide taking him as a rookie as did former Blue Levi Casboult who joined the Gold Coast.

The Crows used their pre-season draft pick to add athletic Sandringham Dragons forward Luke Nankervis to their primary list.

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2021 ROOKIE DRAFT

Pick One – Jared Polec (North Melbourne)

Pick Two – Charlie Dean (Collingwood)

Pick Three – Levi Casboult (Gold Coast)

Pick Four – Ben Davis (Adelaide)

Pick Five – Ned Long (Hawthorn)

Pick Six – Lochie O’Brien (Carlton)

Pick Seven – Bigoa Nyuon (Richmond)

Pick Eight – Karl Worner (Fremantle)

Pick Nine – Patrick Voss (Essendon)

Pick 10 – Lewis Taylor (Sydney Swans)

Pick 11 – Cooper Hamilton (GWS Giants)

Pick 12 – Cam Ellis-Yolmen (Brisbane Lions)

Pick 13 – Ollie Dempsey (Geelong)

Pick 14 – Trent Dumont (Port Adelaide)

Pick 15 – Charlie Parker (Western Bulldogs)

Pick 16 – Judd McVee (Melbourne)

Pick 17 – Isaac Chugg (Collingwood)

Pick 18 – Jez McLennan (Gold Coast)

Pick 19 – Matt Cottrell (Carlton)

Pick 20 – Mitch Crowden (Fremantle)

Pick 21 – Jacob Wehr (GWS Giants)

Pick 22 – Sam Mayes (Port Adelaide)

Pick 23 – Robbie McCoomb (Western Bulldogs)

Pick 24 – Connor Blakely (Fremantle)

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