One of the great exercises when talking footy is to debate your club's best draft steals. Sure, high draft picks are great, but everyone knows it's much easier to hit a winner with a top 10 selection than it is with a pick in the 50's. Or in the Rookie Draft for that matter.

So we've decided to put together something for you to refer to next time the debate springs up over a couple of beers.

For the purposes of this exercise, anyone drafted before pick 40 is ineligible and we've decided to keep it in the AFL era. This is by no means a complete list, every year tosses up several gems and sadly, we can't include them all.

So without further distraction, here are our biggest draft steals for every club in the competition.



Eddie Betts (Pre Season pick 3)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Eddie Betts of the Blues celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL First Semi Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Carlton Blues at ANZ Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

When you snag perhaps the best small forward to ever play the game in the Pre Season draft, you know you've done well.

Betts became an instant hit with Blues fans, electrifying crowds with his incredible skill and phenomenal goals. He is only the third player to have kicked 300 or more goals for two clubs in AFL/VFL history.

A three time All-Australian who's won the leading goal kicker award twice at the Blues and four times at the Crows, he's also won Goal of the Year four times. On top of that, he's been voted the most popular player in the AFL, an incredible draft steal.

Honourable mentions: Andrew Carazzo (Rookie selection), Ed Curnow (Rookie selection), Kade Simpson (pick 45)