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.

16. Western Bulldogs: Michael Frederick (Originally: Pick 61, Fremantle)

The Bulldogs, who missed on their original selection in Weightman, as well as failing in a re-draft bid for Liam Henry, take Frederick and fill their small-forward needs, with Frederick being the biggest riser in our re-draft (up 45 spots).

The speedy forward has shown he can do more than simply kick goals, as pressuring opposing defenders and generating scores from turnover was a force of his in 2022.

Michael Frederick during the 2022 AFL Round 19 match between Richmond and Fremantle (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)