The 2023 AFL draft has concluded with 64 picks made over two nights. Essendon made a clever move to secure Luamon Lual, a Western Bulldogs Next Generation Academy prospect, at pick No.39, preventing the Bulldogs from matching any bid. Geelong also made a surprising move by acquiring two mature-age players, Shawn Mannagh and Oliver Wiltshire. Top prospects Ollie Murphy, Archie Roberts, and Arie Schoenmaker all slid down the draft order before finding new homes. Overall, the draft had its fair share of surprises and strategic moves by clubs.