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Inside 30: A history of Hawk picks

hawthornfc.com.au  November 16, 2017 11:17 AM

The gloves are on The boys sweated it out in a boxing session today as they prepare for a long tough pre-season.

Since the first VFL draft was held in 1981, Hawthorn has had 57 top 30 picks. These recruits have ranged from four-time premiership players to some who never got the opportunity to pull on a brown and gold jumper.

Fun facts: 

● The most popular draft picks the Hawks have held on draft night are 19, 22 and 25 - each of which the club has used four times.

● Hawthorn's last top 10 pick came 11 years ago in 2006, when it selected Mitch Thorp with Pick 6. Injury restricted the promising forward to just two games, and he was later delisted at the end of 2009.

● Hawthorn's most recent top 30 selection was youngster Ryan Burton, who was collected with Pick 19 in 2015.

● Hawthorn has never held picks four, nine or 27 on draft night. However, Pick 9 played an important role in luring the Hawks' current No.9 (Shaun Burgoyne) to Waverley back in 2009. Maybe the number nine is lucky for the Hawks after all?

 

Below is a list of every top 30 pick that Hawthorn have ever had over the National Draft’s 36-year existence...

 

1: Alex McDonald (1988), Luke Hodge (2001)

2: Jarryd Roughead (2004)

3: Trent Croad (1997), Xavier Ellis (2005)

4: nil

5: Brendan Krummel (1995), Lance Franklin (2004)

6: Beau Dowler (2005), Mitch Thorp (2006)

7: Ken Judge (1981), Jordan Lewis (2004)

8: Daniel Harford (1994), Luke Brennan (2002)

9: nil

10: Rod Lester-Smith (1982), Luke McPharlin (1999)

11: Jonathon Robran (1992)

12: Grant Williams (1987), Cyril Rioli (2007)

13: Clayton Lamb (1986), Shane Crawford (1991)

14: Ben Allan (1989), Nick Holland (1992), Grant Birchall (2005)

15: Kieran O’Dwyer (1991), Luke McCabe (1993)

16: Rick Ladson (2001), Ryan Schoenmakers (2008)

17: Angelo Lekkas (1993)

18: Max Bailey (2005)

19: John Platten (1981), Chris Obst (1997), Isaac Smith (2010), Ryan Burton (2015)

20: Michael Collica (1998), Daniel Elstone (2001)

21: Nick Ries (2000), Tom Murphy (2004)

22: Greg Hodson (1982), Simon Crawshay (1991), Beau Muston (2005), Kieran Lovell (2015)

23: Shannon Gibson (1993)

24: Brent Renouf (2006), Billy Hartung (2013)

25: Damien Trezise (1987), Daniel Chick (1995), Brett Johnson (1999), Harry Miller (2003)

26: Darrin Pritchard (1986), Ben Herrald (1991), Matthew Little (2004)

27: nil

28: Jason Gibson (1989), Steven Greene (2000), Tim O’Brien (2012)

29: Nathan Turvey (1996), Brendan Whitecross (2007)

30: Matthew Young (1990)

Read: Hawthorn's draft class countdown