Richmond national recruiting manager Matt Clarke says the Tigers will take the 'best available' talent with its first selection at Wednesday night's NAB AFL Draft.

Speaking on's NAB AFL Draft Countdown, Clarke said the Tigers, who currently own pick No.7 which will likely be pushed out to No.9 following father-son bidding, would keep a simple strategy.

"We probably just stick true to our rankings. I think at seven, which will push out, it'll probably be best available at that pick," he said.

"It's shown through the history of the draft, they're the elite players in the top 10. They're fairly sure-fire in that group."

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Clarke on Draft Night Countdown

Richmond National Recruiting Manager, Matt Clarke, chats on the Draft Night Countdown ahead of the 2021 national draft.

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Clarke agreed with the suggestion that one of Josh Gibcus, Jye Amiss, Josh Ward or Ben Hobbs would likely become a Tiger in the opening round.

"Yeah, probably one of those four. There's probably another couple that have been talked about in there and you're just not sure what the first few clubs are doing," Clarke said.

"There's been a lot of players linked to Adelaide and Hawthorn and Fremantle before us, but there's some pretty good players that have put up some good performances, particularly some of those interstate boys that have been able to get some of those carnival games in in SA and WA.

"Potentially one of them jumps in and all of a sudden someone else slides out, so we'll have to wait and see."

Richmond has five selections inside the top 30 and Clarke said it was still open to packaging picks to move up the order.