After missing out altogether at last year's national draft, Jackson Callow could be one of the first to go in Wednesday's mid-season draft.
Considered one of the unluckiest not to have their name called out in December, Callow, who turns 19 next week, has etched his name in recruiters' minds following an impressive pre-season at Hawthorn and an eye-catching debut SANFL season with Norwood.
Nine months after saying he was prepared to take the long road to an AFL list, Callow could find Wednesday's 21-pick draft a quicker route than first anticipated.
Some believe the Northern Bombers flag forward could be snavelled up as early as Collingwood's third pick.
"It's not the end of the world if we don't [get picked in the national draft]," Callow said ahead of last year's draft.
"You've always got a few more years - Jay Lockhart was a lot older when he got picked up so that's something to have in the back of your mind that's a confidence booster."
Callow will link up with fellow TSL premiership teen Isaac Chugg should he find his way to Collingwood on Wednesday evening.
The mid-season draft begins at 6.30pm on Wednesday.