The 2013 National Draft saw the Giants hold the opening selections of the count for the third-straight season, with Tom Boyd headlining the crop of prospects after joining the league's youngest side.

While Boyd only played the one season in the orange and charcoal, the Giants' draft class was bolstered by selections later on the board, with their Pick 2 selection in Josh Kelly looking to be as fruitful as any.

While they'll be happy to still have Kelly calling the Harbour City home, an extensive list of eventual AFL superstars were also on offer.

We take a look at that draft eight years on and re-select what we feel is the top 10 from 2013. 

Original top 10 of the 2013 National Draft:

  1. Tom Boyd (GWS)
  2. Josh Kelly (GWS)
  3. Jack Billings (St Kilda)
  4. Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
  5. Kade Kolodjashnij (Gold Coast Suns)
  6. Matthew Scharenberg (Collingwood)
  7. James Aish (Brisbane Lions)
  8. Luke McDonald (North Melbourne)
  9. Christian Salem (Melbourne)
  10. Nathan Freeman (Collingwood)


9. Aliir Aliir (Originally: Pick 44, Sydney)

Aliir, up 35 spots from his initial selection at Pick 44, was surprisingly sent packing by the Swans at the end of last season; traded to Port Adelaide for a future second-round pick. 

The Power couldn't be happier with their investment, as the 27-year-old key-defender proved to be one of last year's best off-season acquisitions, making his first All-Australian appearance in a season where he ranked third in the league in intercepts per game and seventh in contested marks per game. 

Despite being unable to overcome the preliminary final hurdle for the second year in a row, Port Adelaide were a better side in 2021 in large part due to Aliir's arrival in Alberton.