Looking at past drafts and re-ranking the players with the view of hindsight it always a popular topic.
Speaking on Triple M ahead of Collingwood’s clash with St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Roos, who was Melbourne coach at the time, said he would not have selected Paddy McCartin, who St Kilda selected with the first pick, if he had the No.1 selection.
“If I had it (the number one pick), I would have taken Angus Brayshaw,” Roos said.
“But I saw him play every week, I mean my son played with him at the Sandy Dragons… I would have gone personally one Brayshaw, two Petracca and three McCartin.
Roos’ comments come despite Brayshaw’s form issues so far this season. He played in the opening two rounds, before being dropped after round two and was also left out the Demons’side this week.
Brayhsaw has been deployed as a half-forward at times this season, which has hurt the 21-year-old’s impact, according to Roos.
“Brayshaw’s got to adapt to coming in as a forward, a wing, a high half-foward etc,” Roos said.
“So there is an adaptation for a midfielder as well.
“I’m really confident in Angus, he’s a terrific player, he’s a great tackler.
“He’s just going through a dip in form at the moment.”
Brayshaw has played a total of 33 career games with the Dees.