1995 AFL Draft Reorder: Pick 11-20

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    If readers might remember, back in June, I kicked off the top ten draft reorder series with the 1995 top ten AFL draft reorder.

    Due to popular requests of wanting a list of the unlucky players not to make my top ten, I am going to continue the series by reordering picks eleven to twenty, including my original top ten reorders.

    Top ten:
    Pick 1 – Simon Goodwin – Fremantle (Originally Clive Waterhouse)
    Pick 2 – Brent Harvey – Fitzroy (Originally Matthew Primus)
    Pick 3 – Ben Cousins – West Coast (Originally Brendon Fewster)
    Pick 4 – Barry Hall – Fitzroy (Originally Scott Bamford)
    Pick 5 – Daniel Chick – Hawthorn (Originally Brendan Krummel)
    Pick 6 – Peter Bell – St Kilda (Originally Daniel Healy)
    Pick 7 – Daniel Bradshaw – Fremantle (Originally Ben Edwards)
    Pick 8 – Matthew Primus – Sydney (Originally Jared Crouch)
    Pick 9 – Simon Prestigiacomo – Footscray (Originally Allen Jakovich)
    Pick 10 – Clint Bizzell – Collingwood (Originally Simon Prestigiacomo)

    Pick 11 – Darren Milburn – Melbourne (Originally Don Cockatoo-Collins)
    Milburn was a fantastic key defender for the Cats, playing an important part in the 2007 and 2009 premierships. He was originally drafted with pick 48, playing 292 games and kicking 94 goals.

    He is a two-time premiership player and one-time All-Australian.

    Pick 12 – James Clement – Brisbane Bears (Originally Andrew Gowling)
    Clement was a solid defender for the Pies across 12 years. He was originally taken as a zone selection for Fremantle, playing 230 games – 84 for Fremantle and 146 for Collingwood – and kicking 51 goals – 38 for Fremantle and 13 for Collingwood.

    He is a two-time club best and fairest, two-time All-Australian, one-time International Rules Representative for Australia and one-time Jason McCartney Medallist.

    Pick 13 – Jared Crouch – Fremantle (Originally Brad Rowe)
    The man Swans fans call ‘Crouchie’ was a great small defender for them over 14 years. He was originally selected with pick eight, playing 223 games and kicking 51 goals.

    He is a one-time premiership player and one-time International Rules Representative for Australia.

    Pick 14 – Joel Bowden – West Coast (Originally Luke Trew)
    Joel Bowden was a solid utility for the Tigers, having the ability to play both up forward and down back. He was originally taken as a father-son selection, playing 265 games and kicking 171 goals.

    He is a two-time club best and fairest, two-time All-Australian, and one-time International Rules Representative for Australia.

    Pick 15 – Scott Welsh – Essendon (Originally Darren Wheildon)
    Welsh was a handy key forward during his service over 14 years and three clubs. He was originally drafted with pick 17, playing 205 games – 36 for North Melbourne, 129 for Adelaide, and 40 for the Western Bulldogs – and kicking 363 goals – 30 for North Melbourne, 270 for Adelaide, and 63 for the Western Bulldogs.

    He is a one-time premiership player and four-time club leading goalkicker.

    Pick 16 – Kane Johnson – Fitzroy (Originally Shane Clayton)
    Johnson was a fantastic leader for the Crows and Tigers in the midfield. He was originally selected with pick 27, playing 220 games – 104 for Adelaide and 116 for Richmond – and kicking 76 goals – 44 for Adelaide and 32 for Richmond.

    He is a two-time premiership player, one-time club best and fairest, part of the Adelaide team of the decade and the Richmond Football Club captain for four years.

    Pick 17 – David Wirrpanda – North Melbourne (Originally Scott Welsh)
    Wirrpanda was a speedy, small utility for the high-flying Eagles of the mid-2000’s. He was originally drafted as a compensation player, getting his name on the board for 227 games and kicking 131 goals.

    He is a one-time All-Australian and one-time premiership player.

    Pick 18 – Ben Mathews – Adelaide (Originally Brent Williams)
    Mathews was a solid player, playing mainly as a defender and midfielder. He was originally taken as a zone selection to the Swans, playing 198 games and playing 45 goals.

    He is a one-time premiership player.

    Pick 19 – Shane Clayton – St Kilda (Originally Barry Hall)
    Clayton was an alright midfielder across three clubs, despite not playing over 100 games at just one club. He was originally selected with pick 16, playing 117 games – 13 for Fitzroy, five for Brisbane, and 99 for North Melbourne – and kicking 52 goals – one for Fitzroy and 51 for North Melbourne.

    He is a one-time premiership player.

    Pick 20 – Clive Waterhouse – Fitzroy (Originally Nick Carter)
    Waterhouse was a strong, solid, and stable player throughout his career despite never quite living up to the expectation of the number one draft pick, playing 106 games and kicking 178 goals across nine seasons.

    He is a two-time club leading goalkicker and one-time International Rules Representative for Australia.

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