The 2013 draft features perhaps the best top-end talent of any count since 2010.

The top three selections of this re-draft astonishingly hold well over 400 Brownlow votes between them, accompanied by multiple All-Australians and top-tier awards including a Brownlow Medal and premiership medallions.

Hindsight updates to this draft create a plethora of exciting changes and strange fits, and you can decide whether your club benefits or goes backwards.

But first, here is the original first round of picks:

  1. Tom Boyd (GWS)
  2. Josh Kelly (GWS)
  3. Jack Billings (St Kilda)
  4. Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
  5. Kade Kolodjashnij (Gold Coast)
  6. Matt Scharenberg (Collingwood)
  7. James Aish (Brisbane)
  8. Luke McDonald (North Melbourne) f/s
  9. Christian Salem (Melbourne)
  10. Nathan Freeman (Collingwood)
  11. Dom Sheed (West Coast)
  12. Ben Lennon (Ben Lennon)
  13. Patrick Cripps (Carlton)
  14. Cam McCarthy (GWS)
  15. Zak Jones (Sydney)
  16. Darcy Lang (Geelong)
  17. Michael Apeness (Fremantle)
  18. Luke Dunstan (St Kilda)
  19. Blake Acres (St Kilda)
  20. Jack Leslie (Gold Coast)

Note: All matched bids for Academy and Next Generation Academy prospects in this re-draft are based on what we know about how those players' careers have panned out, to date.


20. Jack Billings - Gold Coast (Originally: Pick 3, St Kilda)

The former Saint turned Demon moves up north joining two-time Brownlow medallist Gary Ablett jnr at the Gold Coast Suns.

While highly maligned in recent years and especially this off-season, few remember the prime years of Jack Billings at St Kilda, which saw him average close to 23 disposals and a goal per game over a three-year stretch.

LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28: Jack Billings of the Saints kicks the ball during the 2018 AFL round six match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the St Kilda Saints at UTAS Stadium on April 28, 2018 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

From about 12 months after his draft selection however, football fans knew the opportunity the Saints had squandered at Pick 3 with eventual Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli still on the table.

While Billings takes a somewhat dramatic slide down this re-do, blame goes to his perpetual injury history more than on-field performance.