We've scattered back through each National Draft of the past decade to uncover every club's bargain pickup.

This list looks at each club's ability to recruit young prospects in the National Draft, whether it be top-end talents or diamonds in the rough.

Each player was selected primarily by their value for pick, with many players being taken outside the first round. Some players have demanded a spot despite an early draft night selection, however these picks have been reserved for the absolute cream of the crop.

This list only includes National Draft selections - excluding Rookie and/or Mini Draft picks, while father-son and Academy selections have also not been considered. 


1. Adelaide

Matt Crouch (pick 23, 2013)

Matt Crouch during the AFL match between Essendon and Adelaide, Round 4, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media

Matt Crouch was recognised as one of the best high-volume accumulators of his U/18 class in 2013 and has sustained this reputation during some high-achieving years at the Crows.

He averages over 28 disposals through eight seasons, his best of which was during Adelaide's Grand Final run in 2017. That year he racked up 33 disposals per game; second most in the competition, and earned an All-Australian blazer and best and fairest honours.

Unfortunately, Adelaide's cultural turmoil and poor performances have impacted Crouch's status at the club recently and he now faces the prospect of wasted prime years on a rebuilding list. Despite this, he is still arguably Adelaide's most accomplished midfielder behind Rory Sloane in the last decade.

Honourable mention/s: Darcy Fogarty, pick 12 (2017)