weighed in on how our 2021 NAB AFL Draft Haul went, do you agree? 

Who they picked: 16. Darcy Wilmot, 20. Kai Lohmann, 41. James Tunstill

What the club says:

"Darcy is a super competitive player whose ability to defend well but also run and create from behind the game really appeals. He played predominately as a small defender this year, but we have seen him play through the wing and across half forward in his junior years, and as the youngest player in this year's draft pool he has enormous scope to develop into a terrific player for us going forward.

Kai has a great skill set to be an exciting player for the footy club –- he is extremely strong overhead for his size, has quick feet and an attacking mindset in the way he likes to play the game." – national recruiting manager Stephen Conole.

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Fagan Calls Darcy Wilmot

Hear the moment Chris Fagan called his newest Lion, Darcy Wilmot, after tonight's NAB AFL Draft.

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With a settled and growing list, the Lions were keen to bolster their half-back line. They had some options at their first pick in that position but chose Wilmot, a hard running selection whose power and agility mean he could step into their mix early on and help guide their next half-back line with Daniel Rich in the twilight of his career and Grant Birchall retired.

They selected Lohmann as an exciting forward and he had takers in the 20s, while Tunstill is a powerful midfielder who burst onto the scene in the second half of the season in Western Australia. - Callum Twomey