• Karl Carrington

South Clare's Knight and Tyson Stengle strong prospects in AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft


Riley Knight (left) with Tyson Stengle during their Crows stint

Former Adelaide Crow, Riley Knight will be hoping for a second chance of playing at the top level as the AFL mid-season rookie draft takes place on Wednesday night.


South Clare product Knight played 55 games for the Crows before being delisted. He has since been in fine form Woodville-West-Torrens in the SANFL competition.


Knight is averaging over 27 disposals and a goal a game and the midfielder, only 25, is vying to get back into the AFL. St Kilda's controversial recruiting approach of taking experienced players could see Knight in the Saints' red black and white.


Fellow ex-Crow and WWT Eagle teammate Tyson Stengle is also one who’s tipped to feature in proceedings.


Stengle has also been dominant in the SANFL, kicking 11 goals in six matches.


The seven clubs with at least two selections at the mid-season rookie draft are Carlton (3), Collingwood (2), Essendon (2), Gold Coast (2), Hawthorn (2), Melbourne (2), North Melbourne (2) and West Coast (2).


Talls will be the prize targets, with North Melbourne certain to select key forward/ruck Jacob Edwards with their first pick.


Ruckman Alex Mirkov (Carlton VFL) and Wylie Buzza (formerly Port Adelaide) are also considered attractive prospects for clubs looking to bolster their 2021 season fortunes and beyond.