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Twomey's top five best value draft selections of all-time


AFL draft guru Callum Twomey has listed who he believes are the top five best value draft picks of all-time.

From the best picks of the rookie draft to those who slipped through the cracks, here’s Twomey’s top five.

5. Matt Priddis

Selection: Pick 31, 2006 Rookie Draft

Résumé: Brownlow, All-Australian, Eagles captain – 240 games

“He is the rookie draft king. Won the Brownlow from off the rookie list,” Twomey told SEN Breakfast.

4. Dean Cox

Selection: Pick 28, 2001 Rookie Draft

Résumé: Six-time All-Australian, club best and fairest – 290 games

“Another rookie, he came out of the 2001 rookie draft.”

3. Simon Black

Selection: Pick 31, 1997 National Draft

Résumé: Brownlow, three-time All-Australian, Lions captain, Norm Smith – 322 games

“Getting Simon Black at pick 31 … that’s a good pick!”

2. Adam Goodes

Selection: Pick 43, 1997 National Draft

Résumé: Two-time Brownlow winner, four-time All-Australian, three-time club leading goal kicker, three-time best and fairest – 372 games

“There was a different rule back then, I think you could draft one 17-year-old per club and he was one of those.”

1. James Hird

Selection: Pick 79, 1990 National Draft

Résumé: Brownlow, five-time All-Australian, Norm Smith, Essendon captain

“You can’t get better than Hird at pick 79.”

Twomey’s top 3 of recent years

  1. Jack Graham

  2. Tim Kelly

  3. James Worpel

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