Many of the top-end talents of the 2014 class have risen to become club leaders and competition superstars.
This updated draft sees some of the best players in the AFL join different teams and create many exciting scenarios. Will your club suffer or be better off with this re-arrange?
Here is the original 2014 first round:
- Paddy McCartin (St Kilda)
- Christian Petracca (Melbourne)
- Angus Brayshaw (Melbourne)
- Jarrod Pickett (GWS)
- Jordan De Goey (Collingwood)
- Caleb Marchbank (GWS)
- Paul Ahern (GWS)
- Peter Wright (Gold Coast)
- Darcy Moore (Collingwood - f/s)
- Nakia Cockatoo (Geelong)
- Liam Duggan (West Coast)
- Corey Ellis (Richmond)
- Lachie Weller (Fremantle)
- Jake Lever (Adelaide)
- Jarrod Garlett (Gold Coast)
- Sam Durdin (North Melbourne)
- Kyle Langford (Essendon)
- Isaac Heeney (Sydney - Academy)
- Blaine Boekhorst (Carlton)
- Jayden Laverde (Essendon)
- Hugh Goddard (St Kilda)
This draft features several academy/father-son picks i.e Heeney, Moore. These players will be drafted by the same original team at a potentially higher or lower pick depending on player value.
The draft order will hence be shifted for these adjustments; if Darcy Moore is judged the top pick of the class, Collingwood will move to pick 1 and the following teams will move down a spot.
Players will also be drafted based on team needs rather than purely the best available prospect.
21. Liam Duggan - Essendon (original position - pick 31)
With Academy and father/son pick adjustments, Essendon's original pick 20 slides down one spot and is used on premiership Eagle, Liam Duggan.
Duggan has become a key cog in West Coast's defence, able to rack up high-volume disposals and marks out of the backline.
He will fit among Essendon's back six and be guided by experienced veteran Michael Hurley. It would seem this acquisition would not drastically change Essendon's fortunes but Duggan would be a valuable pickup nonetheless.