We’ve re-drafted the first round of the 2004 AFL draft.
It was the draft that created the core of Hawthorn’s success throughout the 2010s, also unearthing a host of other prominent stars of the game.
Here is Zero Hanger’s re-drafted first round of the 2004 AFL national draft, including those picked up in the rookie draft:
18. Matt Rosa (Brisbane)
The West Coast Eagles selected Matt Rosa with the 29th pick in the draft and the strong-bodied midfielder was a good contributor throughout his career for the Eagles. Rosa played 168 games in the West between 2005 and 2015, but did not feature in either of West Coast’s Grand Final appearances.
Following the 2015 season, Rosa requested a trade from the club and spent the next three years at the Gold Coast Suns, playing 39 games before retiring at the end of 2018 with 207 career games to his name.