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.

19. Alex Pearce - St Kilda (Originally: Pick 37, Fremantle)

The updated draft sees St Kilda replace one injury-plagued selection in Billings with an injury-plagued tall at Pick 19, Alex Pearce.

While the majority of his 107-game career has been played in the last three seasons, Pearce's play from 2021 onwards saw him become the captain of Fremantle as their number one man down back.

Alex Pearce during the 2022 AFL Round 19 match between Richmond and Fremantle (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

Few players would qualify for a first-round selection in an updated draft with the injury history Pearce has, but as a quality 200cm intercepter, he is a commodity that few teams would pass up with Pick 19.