LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30: Lance Franklin (R) of the Hawks celebrates a goal with Jarryd Roughead during the round 14 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Brisbane Lions at Aurora Stadium on June 30, 2013 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

With both Brett Deledio and Jarryd Roughead calling time on their esteemed AFL careers, we take a look back at the draft which started it all back in 2004.

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:

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19. Ivan Maric (Port Adelaide)

Ivan Maric was originally taken at pick 40 in the draft by the Adelaide Crows and eventually became a cult hero amongst fans due to his flowing mullet and warrior-like attack on the football. Maric spent 77 games for the Crows before being traded to Richmond after Sam Jacobs took the number one ruck spot.

Maric had a solid 80-game career at the Tigers, finishing third in the club best-and-fairest in 2012 and was promoted to vice-captain in 2015 and 2016. Maric retired in 2017, after spending the season in the VFL, finishing his 157 game career.

Ivan Maric. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
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