The 2009 AFL draft has become famous for Melbourne having the first two picks and not selecting Dustin Martin.

In hindsight, it couldn't have been known the player Dusty would become, but this draft is one of many that saw the Demons use top picks for players that did not reach their potential.

However, they did select one player later on in the draft that they most definitely won't regret, more on that later in the piece.

Original top 10 of the 2009 AFL Draft:

  1. Tom Scully (Melbourne)
  2. Jack Trengove (Melbourne)
  3. Dustin Martin (Richmond)
  4. Anthony Morabito (Fremantle)
  5. Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne)
  6. Gary Rohan (Sydney)
  7. Brad Sheppard (West Coast)
  8. John Butcher (Port Adelaide)
  9. Andrew Moore (Port Adelaide)
  10. Jake Melksham (Essendon)

With only two of the original names making the updated list, check out what the top 10 would look like if teams were to re-draft today.

*Luke Ball did not make the list since he was originally drafted in 2001

9. Ben Stratton

(Originally: Pick 47, Hawthorn)

Stratton was picked at 47 in 2009 as a mature-aged rookie at 21-years-old.

The former captain was part of the Hawks' three-peat team from 2013-2015. In 2013, he was named Hawthorn's most consistent player.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Ben Stratton of the Hawks breaks away from the defence during the round nine AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Hawthorn Hawks at The Gabba on May 20, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The defender was a consistent name in the team, playing 202 games. Stratton famously only kicked two goals in his 11-year career. One in his first season and the other in his very last game.