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AFL draft best, worst picks: Every club’s draft history reviewed

Al Paton,
Herald Sun
9 November 2017



RICHMOND


BEST

Throw a blanket over the 2006, ‘07 and ‘09 drafts that were the source of a premiership nucleus. In 09 the Tigers used pick 3 on Dustin Martin and picked up David Astbury at pick 35, 2007 brought superstars Trent Cotchin (pick 2) and Alex Rance (18) but 2006 might win for overall Grand Final impact. Richmond used its first selection (pick 13) on Jack Riewoldt and pick 26 on September specialist Shane Edwards. Add to that pair pick 73 Andy Collins, who played only 25 games but he was traded to Carlton in a straight swap for Shaun Grigg, who has played 147 games for the Tigers and was also in the best on Grand Final day.

WORST

No shortage of candidates here, too. In 1999 the Tigers traded up the order to get pick 3, then famously overlooked Matthew Pavlich in favour of Aaron Fiora. Subsequent picks Ezra Poyas, Scott Homewood and Andrew Mills delivered little, with Ty Zantuck decent value at pick 78. The 2005 draft was a complete write-off — Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls, Cleve Hughes and Travis Casserly were all misses. But the title has to go to 2004 when the Tigers picked a bad year to make their big draft play, securing five selections in the top 20 and using them on one star (Brett Deledio) and four fails (Richard Tambling, Danny Meyer, Adam Pattison and Dean Polo), then taking Luke McGuane, Dean Limbach and ex-Hawk Mark Graham with later picks. Note: Using pick 1 on dud South Australian ruckman Richard Lounder in 1987 has brought decades of derision but the Tigers selected Tasmanian Brendon Gale with pick 27 that year. He played 244 games and later as CEO turned the club around and laid the foundations for a breakthrough premiership. So we’re reclassifying that draft as a big win.



Richmond’s 2006 cubs Andrew Collins, Dan Connors, Jack Riewoldt, Carl Peterson and Shane Edwards.


Richmond’s 2009 draftees (from left) Jeromey Webberley, Troy Taylor, Dustin Martin, David Astbury, Ben Griffiths, Ben Nason and Matt Dea.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/every-afl-clubs-best-and-worst-draft-class/news-story/3ab7feb24f380e417a70d07f7b96712a

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Re: Best and worst draft years: Richmond's draft history reviewed (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 11:29:01 AM »
Hmm it's hard to believe this premiership was planned 10 years ago from the 2006 draft.  Dimma just inherited some good players like every new coach does and added some in his time.

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Re: Best and worst draft years: Richmond's draft history reviewed (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 11:31:37 AM »
They ought to compare bad drafting periods by Richmond with Melbourne.  They had like 10 top 10 picks and screwed them all up. I'd have to look up the exact number.

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Re: Best and worst draft years: Richmond's draft history reviewed (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 11:36:20 AM »
They ought to compare bad drafting periods by Richmond with Melbourne.  They had like 10 top 10 picks and screwed them all up. I'd have to look up the exact number.

Miss Morton
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Miss Trengove

for starters, add the other duds in

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Re: Best and worst draft years: Richmond's draft history reviewed (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 01:13:22 PM »
2007 Cale, Grimes, Adam Maric (pick 21)
2008 Jack Watts, Sam Blease, James Strauss
2009 Trengove, Scully, Luke Tapscott
2010 Lucas Cook
2012 Jimmy Toumpas
2013 Salem
2014 Petracca, Bradshaw
2015 Oliver, Weideman
2016 no top 20

That's top 20 picks, no one left before 2013
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Re: Best and worst draft years: Richmond's draft history reviewed (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 01:38:24 PM »
Cook over Brodie Smith, Atley, Isaac Smith, J.Cripps, Darling, Parker  :clapping

Toumpas over Stringer, Macrae, Wines, Mayes, Vlastuin, Corr, Garner, Grundy  :clapping :clapping

Passed on Martin twice and gave up Kelly for a bloke who'll likely be going back to Perth in the next year or two. :clapping  :clapping :clapping
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Re: Best and worst draft years: Richmond's draft history reviewed (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 02:13:48 PM »
Cook over Brodie Smith, Atley, Isaac Smith, J.Cripps, Darling, Parker  :clapping

Toumpas over Stringer, Macrae, Wines, Mayes, Vlastuin, Corr, Garner, Grundy  :clapping :clapping

Passed on Martin twice and gave up Kelly for a bloke who'll likely be going back to Perth in the next year or two. :clapping  :clapping :clapping

Don't forget Gysberts was 11 in the Martin draft.

Passed on Martin twice and then had another 2 picks before Fyfe was selected  :snidegrin
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 02:17:06 PM »
2014 draft has been huge for us, no superstars (yet) but from pick 67 onwards:

Dan Butler
Jayden Short (r)
Jason Castagna (r)
Kane Lambert (r)

That's value, and C. Ellis showed better signs in the back end of the year, as did Menadue.
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Re: Best and worst draft years: Richmond's draft history reviewed (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2017, 02:23:05 PM »
2007 Cale, Grimes, Adam Maric (pick 21)
2008 Jack Watts, Sam Blease, James Strauss
2009 Trengove, Scully, Luke Tapscott
2010 Lucas Cook
2012 Jimmy Toumpas
2013 Salem
2014 Petracca, Bradshaw
2015 Oliver, Weideman
2016 no top 20

That's top 20 picks, no one left before 2013

and that is why I despise that club and its supporters above all others. They have been able to go to the well with bluechip picks time and time again. Even when they lost scully they got 2 x 1st rounders as comp so were able to cover that. Frawley comp they got pick 3 to go with their pick 2. lol

2012 they swapped pick 3 for pick 4 with GWS to land Hogan in the mini draft, which gave GWS the first 3 picks in the draft. There was an "understanding" between the clubs that GWS wouldnt bid on Viney(he was touted a top 3 pick) so that Melbourne could then use pick 4 on another player and get a free hit by picking up Viney, a top 3 pick, with a 2nd round pick. However, the karma bus smashed melbourne again(just like it did with Scully/Trngrove) as they passed on Wines, Vineys best mate and picked up toumpas. Stuff em absolute poostain of a club.

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Re: Best and worst draft years: Richmond's draft history reviewed (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2017, 02:40:37 PM »
Its all sympathy and roses when that club put themselves in a hole so deep that even we were chuckling at them.

Meanwhile the AFL would have been happy for us to fold; Fitzroy says hello....

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Re: Best and worst draft years: Richmond's draft history reviewed (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 06:13:23 PM »
Last premiership 1964. Tee hee hee