How Eagles could benefit from major draft rule change

Boom draft prospect Harley Reid would be contracted to West Coast for three years, instead of two, if selected by the club with the No.1 pick under proposed changes to first-year contracts that would give teams more power to lock away prized talent.

The new collective bargaining agreement, negotiated between the AFL and its players and soon to be voted on, is set to include significant changes that will increase draft contracts for top-20 picks from two to three years.


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