The next instalment of revisiting past Under-18 All-Australian teams sees us go back to 2014.
This 22-man selection features a talented group, a cohort featuring a future three premiership players, one of them with a Norm Smith, six club best and fairests, nine 22under22 selections and 10 All-Australian blazers.
Seven players from this team are no longer on an AFL list, with three of them never playing a senior game.
Looking back now, while a few players could be swapped out, backing up the notion that many scouts are prone to exaggerating or misjudging a player prior to their drafting, the majority of those selected proved to be diamonds in the rough.
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You can split this group of defenders into two halves, those still playing, and those not.
Luckless Roo Vickers-Willis battled injury most of his career, and only managed 21 games before he was delisted.
McGuinness was cut from the Lions after two injury-riddled seasons, while Wigg was drafted by Adelaide, and starred in the reserves but couldn't break into the seniors. A move to Gold Coast seemed promising to finally get game time, but there too was no hope for him.
For those who still call AFL home?
Darcy Tucker played 108 games for Fremantle, predominantly as a winger/flanker, and during this off-season was traded to North Melbourne.
Carlton's Caleb Marchbank has had a horrible run with injury. The 2014 No.6 pick, saw his career stall in 2019. He missed all of 2020-21 due to knee injuries but finally returned this year, but the cruel nature of footy saw him injured again a week later.
Like the defence, this side's midfield is split into two, with the half who are still playing being exponentially talented.
Those who aren't in the league, Jake Johansen failed to get drafted, despite featuring in the Under-18 AA team, while Paul Ahern and Billy Stretch were delisted by the Kangaroos and the Demons respectively.
The three other starting mids are still in the league and playing well.
Christian Petracca needs little introduction, the star premiership Demon has a Norm Smith, a best and fairest and three consecutive All-Australian selections to his name.
The ruckman of this team, Peter Wright has claimed his maiden Crichton Medal (best and fairest) and is the Bombers leading goal kicker of 2022.
Each and every one of these cohorts forwards find themselves on an AFL list currently. All players have since had position changes too.
Swans co-captain Mills has cemented himself as an elite midfielder, earning All-Australian and club best and fairest honours this year.
Moore, despite a bit of a poor run with some injuries, is now an All-Australian (2020) half- back, and potential future captain of the Magpies.
Mathieson has played 72 games for the Lions, but finds himself on the outskirts of the team, putting out big numbers in the VFL.
In the forward pockets, there is Jayden Laverde and Caleb Daniel. Both players have moved to the defence, Laverde at Essendon and Daniel with the Western Bulldogs. The premiership Bulldog enjoyed a career-best season in 2020, winning the best and fairest and being named in the All-Australian.
The interchange bench sees four midfielders take the spots.
Jack Steele highlights the bunch, the two-time Trevor Barker Award (best and fairest) winner and All-Australian is best known as a Saint, and rightfully so given his individual success, but he also played 17 games for GWS previously.
Darcy Parish enjoyed five seasons before breaking out in 2021. The Bomber went on an award collecting spree, taking home the Anzac Day Medal, Yiokeen Award, Tom Wills Award and an All-Australian selection.
The other two players, Connor Blakely, has played 78 games for Fremantle and has won a best and fairest for Peel Thunder, while Ben Keays went from being delisted by Brisbane to now starring in the Adelaide engine room for the past three seasons.
2014 Under 18 All-Australian team