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Sydney Swans Media  November 20, 2017 3:02 PM

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Luke Davies-Uniacke in action for Vic Metro in the U18 championships.

We take a closer look at some of the potential first round draftees ahead of the National Draft to be held in Sydney on November 24.

The Club will enter the National Draft with live selections at pick 14, 33 and 51.

The following are four of the potential draft prospects predicted by experts to be selected in the first round.

Luke Davies-Uniacke – Dandenong Stingrays / Vic Country
Height: 187cm
Weight: 85kg
Position: Midfielder

A graduate of the NAB AFL Academy who is a strong-bodied medium midfielder with a good burst of speed from stoppages, he uses his excellent vision and decision-making to set up play. Is also good overhead and strong one on one as shown for Vic Country across the NAB AFL U18 Championships. Very impressive again in the All Stars game at the MCG on Grand Final day with his 22 possessions, but missed testing at the Combine because of a toe problem.

Adam Cerra – Eastern Ranges / Vic Metro
Height: 186cm
Weight: 85kg
Position: Midfielder

Classy and prolific ball-winner as a medium inside midfielder who uses the ball well by hand and foot. A playmaker, he also can be dangerous around goals. Impressed in the NAB AFL U18 Championships for Vic Metro. Missed the back end of the season with a shoulder injury, which followed an injury-interrupted 2016 season as a bottom-ager with a knee complaint.

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Jack Higgins – Oakleigh Chargers / Vic Metro
Height: 178cm
Weight: 76kg
Position: Small forward/midfielder

Graduate of the NAB AFL Academy who is a prolific ball-winning small forward or midfielder who reads the game exceptionally well and is strong overhead for his size and dangerous around goals. A consistent performer throughout the NAB AFL U18 Championships, winning Vic Metro’s Most Valuable Player award and U18 All Australian honours. Also won TAC Cup’s Morrish Medal as the competition’s best and fairest player. Booted 32 goals from 14 games at TAC Cup level and is a dead-eye around the sticks. Looks likely to be able to make an impact at senior level next year.

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Nic Coffield – Northern Knights / Vic Metro
Height: 190cm
Weight: 83kg
Position: Midfieilder / half back

Versatile player who can play in defence, through the midfield or up forward. Showed excellent breakaway speed from down back throughout the NAB AFL U18 Championships and as a good one-on-one contest player and strong overhead, won All Australian honours. His 2.91 seconds for 20m at the Draft Combine showcased his speed.

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