The 2011 AFL draft saw GWS receive 11 of the top 14 picks in preparation for their first season in the AFL in 2012.

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:

  1. Jonathon Patton (GWS)
  2. Stephen Coniglio (GWS)
  3. Dom Tyson (GWS)
  4. Will Hoskin-Elliot (GWS)
  5. Matt Buntine (GWS)
  6. Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
  7. Nick Haynes (GWS)
  8. Billy Longer (Brisbane)
  9. Adam Tomlinson (GWS)
  10. Liam Sumner (GWS)

Check out what the top 10 would possibly look like ten years on if teams were to re-draft from 2011.

9. Chad Wingard

(Originally: Pick 6, Port Adelaide)

Wingard was taken inside the top 10 at pick 6 by Port Adelaide and developed into an exciting small forward for the Power.

The South Australian made an impact very early on in his career, averaging 21.3 disposals and kicking 43 goals in just his second season which was enough for him to earn him All-Australian honours in 2013.

The slick forward would then have another stellar season in 2015, kicking 53 goals to claim another All Australian blazer.

Wingard has since developed into a handy midfielder after transferring across to Hawthorn. In his third season since making the move to Waverley Park, the now 28-year-old produced averaging a career-high 22.3 disposals per game in 2021.

The Murray Bridge man's career highlights include these aforesaid All-Australian honours, a best-and-fairest, his pair of Port Adelaide leading goalkicker titles, his trifecta of inclusions in the 22under22 team and the Mark of the Year award in 2014.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 19: Chad Wingard poses during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL media opportunity at Waverley Park on October 19, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)