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The best no. 19 picks

October 7, 2016 6:14 PM

The AFL Commission yesterday advised the Brisbane Lions it would be awarded a Priority Pick after round one (currently pick 19) for the 2016 NAB AFL Draft, under the Special Assistance Rule.

There have been some pretty handy #19 draftees in AFL history.

Lions.com.au takes a look at some of the best.

1995 National Draft - Barry Hall

St Kilda/ Sydney / Western Bulldogs

Barry Hall was drafted to St Kilda in 1995 and went on to become one of the best forwards of the modern era. Hall, a three-time all Australian, led his club's (St Kilda, Sydney, Western Bulldogs) goal kicking tally on eleven occasions and captained the Swans 2005 premiership side. He is the first player to kick 100 goals for three AFL teams.

Barry Hall Files:

  • 1996- 2001 St Kilda - 88 games (144 goals)
  • 2002-2009 Sydney - 162 games (467 goals)
  • 2010-2011 Western Bulldogs - 39 games (135 goals)
  • Premiership player: 2005 Sydney

1998 National Draft - Nick Davis

Collingwood/Sydney

"I see it but I don't believe it..."

Nick Davis' career is most remembered for his performance in the final quarter of the 2005 second semi-final between Geelong and Sydney. Originally drafted by Collingwood as a father-son pick in 1998, Davis kicked the last four goals of the game after they trailed by 23-points early in the fourth quarter to send Sydney into a preliminary final.

Nick Davis Files:

  • 1999-2002 Collingwood - 71 games (85 goals)
  • 2003-2008 Sydney Swans - 97 games (150 goals)
  • Premiership player: 2005 Sydney

1999 National Draft - Brad Green

Melbourne

Former Melbourne Captain Brad Green played 254 games for the Dees between 2000-2012. He was the Club's leading goal kicker in 2010.

Brad Green Files:

  • 254 games
  • Melbourne Captain (2011)
  • Leading goal kicker - 2010
  • Australian international rules Captain - 2011

2003 National Draft - David Mundy

Fremantle

Fremantle captain David Mundy has played 251 games for the Dockers. The strong-bodied midfielder received All Australian selection in 2015, was Fremantle's best and fairest winner in 2010 and runner-up in 2013 and 2015.

David Mundy Files:

  • 2004- current Fremantle 251 games (97 goals)
  • 2007 National Draft - Callan Ward
  • Western Bulldogs/GWS GIANTS

2007 National Draft - Callan Ward

GWS Giants

Giants co-captain Callan Ward played 60 games for the Bulldogs before moving to GWS at end of the 2011 season.
He won the inaugural GWS best and fairest award and was runner up in 2013 and 2014.

Callan Ward Files:

  • 2008-2011 Western Bulldogs - 60 games, (33 goals)
  • 2012 - current GWS GIANTS- 107 games, (52 goals)

2010 National Draft - Isaac Smith

Hawthorn



Isaac Smith is a three-time premiership player for Hawthorn (2013,2014,2015). The Hawks are at their best when Smith is off on his searching runs deep into defence and pushing forward.

Isaac Smith Files:

  • 2011- current Hawthorn - 135 games (111 goals)

Other notable pick 19's: 2006 - Shaun Grigg (Carlton/Richmond), 2005 - Courtenay Dempsey (Essendon), 2002 - Troy Selwood (Brisbane), 2001 - Jason Gram (Brisbane).

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