While there has proven to be some top-end talent to come out of that draft, most of the great players came outside of the top 10 and have since gone on to establish careers as some of the best players in the game.
Original top 10 of the 2011 AFL Draft:
- Jonathon Patton (GWS)
- Stephen Coniglio (GWS)
- Dom Tyson (GWS)
- Will Hoskin-Elliot (GWS)
- Matt Buntine (GWS)
- Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
- Nick Haynes (GWS)
- Billy Longer (Brisbane)
- Adam Tomlinson (GWS)
- Liam Sumner (GWS)
Check out what the top 10 would possibly look like ten years on if teams were to re-draft from 2011.
10. Brad Hill
(Originally: Pick 33, Hawthorn)
Hill was originally taken at pick 33 by Hawthorn and would go on to become a vital part of the Hawks three-peat from 2013 to 2015.
A dashing wingman who knows how to find the footy, Hill has gone on to average 19.6 disposals per game across his career, highlighted by his 2019 season at Fremantle when he produced a mean of 25.1 disposals throughout the year.
The Western Australian's highlights include the three premierships at Hawthorn and a best-and-fairest while at the Dockers in 2017.
Although he hasn't set the world on fire since arriving at St Kilda, the runs that he has put on the board prior to his Moorabbin move sees him rise into our top-10.