The 2019 National Draft has already provided a plethora of exciting talent, with many quickly rising to prominence or reaching star-of-the-competition status just a few years into their careers.

As with any AFL draft, there were players taken highly in 2019 whose careers haven't quite panned out to date, however, there are also plenty of later picks who have made meteoric rises to stardom.

For context, these were the original first 18 draft picks in 2019:

  1. Matt Rowell (Gold Coast Suns).
  2. Noah Anderson (Gold Coast Suns).
  3. Luke Jackson (Melbourne).
  4. Lachlan Ash (GWS Giants).
  5. Dylan Stephens (Sydney Swans).
  6. Fischer McAsey (Adelaide Crows).
  7. Hayden Young (Fremantle).
  8. Caleb Serong (Fremantle).
  9. Liam Henry (Fremantle).
  10. Tom Green (GWS Giants).
  11. Sam Flanders (Gold Coast Suns).
  12. Kysaiah Pickett (Melbourne).
  13. Will Day (Hawthorn).
  14. Miles Bergman (Port Adelaide).
  15. Cody Weightman (Western Bulldogs).
  16. Cooper Stephens (Geelong Cats).
  17. Brodie Kemp (Carlton).
  18. Mitchell Georgiades (Port Adelaide).

Note: all matched bids for Academy and Next Generation Academy prospects in this re-draft are based on what we know about how those players' careers have panned out, to date.

So, without further ado, here is the 2019 National Draft, re-done.

17. Brisbane Lions: Noah Cumberland (Originally: Pick 43, Richmond)

The current-day Lions would surely be kicking themselves for choosing not to match Richmond's 2019 bid for Noah Cumberland, with the youngster proving to be a reliable goalkicker throughout his debut season with the Tigers.

There could've been a reality where Cumberland, Charlie Cameron, and Lincoln McCarthy wreak havoc on opposing backlines.

Noah Cumberland celebrates his fourth goal against the Brisbane Lions at the MCG. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images via AFL Photos)