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Dillon hints AFL has handed out its last priority pick

With draft concession for the new Tasmanian side on the horizon, AFL CEO Andrew Dillon has hinted the league may be moving away from priority picks.

AFL:Another terrific performance from No.1 pick Harley Reid has led the Eagles to a dominant Derby victory over crosstown rivals Fremantle.

Dillon this week made clear he had no plans to green-light a third AFL team in Perth as the league prepares for the introduction of Tasmania in 2028.

It means the league will have a 19th side — and a weekly bye — for years to come as well as issues with Gather Round given the uneven amount of teams.

But Dillon says the league will eventually grow to 20 teams but only when there is clear demand for a new team.

A 20th team would also give the league another weekly game to sell off as it prepares for next year’s $4.5 billion TV rights deal to start.

North Melbourne has received draft concessions…

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