Daniel Curtin, a top-10 pick in the AFL draft, expressed his surprise at being selected by the Adelaide Crows. He had not been in contact with many clubs leading up to the draft and had no clue where he would be picked. However, he was excited about the move to Adelaide and was not surprised when the Crows engineered a pick swap to secure the No. 8 pick.
Adelaide traded picks 11, 15, and a future second-round selection for picks 8 and 17 from the Giants, in order to secure Curtin. The 197cm key defender will fill an immediate need for the Crows, as their first-choice key defender Nick Murray is sidelined until late in the 2024 season due to an ACL injury, and Jordon Butts missed the final month of the campaign due to foot surgery.
Overall, Curtin was pleased with the outcome of the draft and is looking forward to joining the Adelaide Crows.
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