1999 AFL Draft reorder: picks 11-20

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    Back in July, I reordered the top ten of the 1999 AFL draft. Now I am reordering pick 11-20.

    Pick 1 – Jonathan Brown – Collingwood (Originally Josh Fraser)
    Pick 2 – Matthew Pavlich – Fremantle (Originally Paul Hasleby)
    Pick 3 – Dean Cox – Richmond (Originally Aaron Fiora)
    Pick 4 – Corey Enright – Fremantle (Originally Matthew Pavlich)
    Pick 5 – Joel Corey – Fremantle (Originally Leigh Brown)
    Pick 6 – Darren Glass – Brisbane (Originally Damian Cupido)
    Pick 7 – Cameron Ling – Collingwood (Originally Danny Roach)
    Pick 8 – Paul Chapman – Geelong (Originally Joel Corey)
    Pick 9 – Robert Murphy – St Kilda (Originally Caydn Beetham)
    Pick 10 – Stephen Milne – Hawthorn (Originally Luke McPharlin)

    Pick 11 – Luke McPharlin – West Coast (Originally Darren Glass)
    McPharlin was part of a historic trade that sent him and Trent Croad from Hawthorn to Fremantle for pick 1, 20 and 36. The picks then became Luke Hodge, Daniel Elstone, and Sam Mitchell, with two of them becoming future captains and champions of the Hawthorn Football Club.

    To make up for that massive trade mistake by the Dockers, McPharlin became a legend for the club. He was originally drafted with pick 10, playing 256 games – 12 for Hawthorn and 244 for Fremantle – and kicking 115 goals – three for Hawthorn and 112 for Fremantle.

    He is a one-time Mark of the Year winner and one-time All-Australian.

    Pick 12 – Rhyce Shaw – Port Adelaide (Originally Paul Koulouriotis)
    Shaw was a fantastic rebounding defender for the Swans and Pies over a 16-year career. He was originally taken with pick 18, playing 237 games – 94 for Collingwood and 143 for Sydney – and kicking 44 goals – 20 for Collingwood and 24 for Sydney.

    He is a one-time premiership player.

    Pick 13 – Daniel Giansiracusa – Western Bulldogs (Originally Robert Murphy)
    Giansiracusa was a magnificent forward over a 14 year career. He was originally selected with pick 32, playing 265 games and kicking 331 goals.

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

    Pick 14 – Brad Green – West Coast (Originally Travis Gaspar)
    Green was one of the best players alongside Nathan Jones in a period of struggle for the Demons. He was originally drafted with pick 19, playing 254 games and kicking 350 games.

    He is a one-time club best and fairest, one-time club leading goalkicker, three-time International Rules representative for Australia, and the Melbourne Football Club captain for a year.

    Pick 15 – Paul Hasleby – Geelong (Originally David Spriggs)
    Hasleby was a solid midfielder for the Dockers over 11 years. He was originally taken with pick two, playing 208 games and kicking 131 goals.

    He is a one-time Larke Medallist, two-time Geoff Christian Medallist, one-time Ron Evans Medallist, one-time International Rules Representative for Australia, one-time All-Australian, and four-time Ross Glendinning Medallist.

    Pick 16 – Ben Johnson – West Coast (Originally David Haynes)
    Johnson was a magnificent mid-defender over 14 seasons at the Pies. He was originally selected with pick 62, playing 235 games and kicking 70 goals.

    He is a one-time premiership player, one-time Jason McCartney Medallist, one-time Anzac Medallist, and one-time Bob Rose-Charlie Sutton Medallist.

    Pick 17 – Ryan O’Keefe – Geelong (Originally Ezra Bray)
    O’Keefe was a fantastic mid-forward over his 15-season career. He was originally drafted with pick 56, playing 286 games and kicking 261 goals.

    He is a two-time premiership player, one-time Norm Smith Medallist, one-time club best and fairest, and one-time All-Australian.

    Pick 18 – Leon Davis – Collingwood (Originally Rhyce Shaw)
    ‘Neon Leon’ provided genuine excitement on the field across his career for Pies fans. He was originally taken with pick 34, playing 225 games and kicking 270 goals.

    He is a one-time Goal of the Year winner and two-time All-Australian. He also received a premiership medallion for his part in the 2010 drawn grand final.

    Pick 19 –Cameron Bruce – Melbourne (Originally Brad Green)
    Bruce, currently an assistant coach at the Blues, was a versatile player over his 13-year career with the Dees and Hawks. He was originally selected with pick 64, playing 234 games – 224 for Melbourne and ten for Hawthorn – and kicking 211 goals – 210 for Melbourne and one for Hawthorn.

    He is a one-time club best and fairest, two-time International Rules Representative for Australia, and the Melbourne Football Club captain for one year.

    Pick 20 – Tadhg Kennelly – Melbourne (Originally Paul Wheatley)
    Kennelly, a multi-talented sports player in AFL and Gaelic Football, was a dashing rebounding defender for the Swans. He was originally drafted with pick nine in the rookie draft, playing 197 games and kicking 30 goals.

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

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    The Crowd Says (12)

    • November 3rd 2017 @ 9:25am
      Birdman said | November 3rd 2017 @ 9:25am | ! Report

      yep dont mind that re-order at all – nice work, Conor

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      November 3rd 2017 @ 9:54am
      JamesH said | November 3rd 2017 @ 9:54am | ! Report

      This seems pretty fair, except I think Ryan O’Keefe should be several spots higher. Comfortably a better player than the likes of Gia, Green, Hasleby and Johnson.

      • November 4th 2017 @ 12:11pm
        me too said | November 4th 2017 @ 12:11pm | ! Report

        most definitely.
        very good draft year.

    • November 3rd 2017 @ 10:20am
      Mattyb said | November 3rd 2017 @ 10:20am | ! Report

      Super strong draft that one.

    • November 3rd 2017 @ 11:03am
      johno said | November 3rd 2017 @ 11:03am | ! Report

      Haselby was vastly superior to Shaw, Green and Gia

    • November 3rd 2017 @ 11:24am
      DrWildare said | November 3rd 2017 @ 11:24am | ! Report

      Conor I still do not understand how you justify in the reordering of drafts moving father son picks to other clubs. Regardless of your effort and hindsight there is no way Port would have picked him. I know you are doing a purely academic reordering but being a father son pick Collingwood could have still used pick 18 for him.

      • November 3rd 2017 @ 11:43am
        Mattyb said | November 3rd 2017 @ 11:43am | ! Report

        Doc,Conor’s been asked to explain this by numerous posters right throughout the first series and he obviously has no intention in doing so. The first series was brilliant and this one ok but the father/son issue has in my opinion been a major flaw that I’d love to hear an explanation for also.

        • November 3rd 2017 @ 2:02pm
          DrWildare said | November 3rd 2017 @ 2:02pm | ! Report

          I know but without his reasoning the premise of his reordering is simply invalid. To put it simply the father son system throughout the history of the draft has meant that other clubs are basically prevented from drafting a player marked as a father son selection.

          You cannot therefore say such and such a player would selected in a nominated position with father son rule in force. As you have said he has never provided his reasoning which means he has no justification and his reordering of the selection is therefore fatally flawed

          • November 3rd 2017 @ 3:21pm
            Birdman said | November 3rd 2017 @ 3:21pm | ! Report

            yep – makes total sense – F/S’s have to be in the re-ordering mix

          • November 3rd 2017 @ 9:02pm
            PeteB said | November 3rd 2017 @ 9:02pm | ! Report

            Well I guess this is more about ranking the players than about what club picked them. Throwing in the father/son just complicates it.

    • November 3rd 2017 @ 9:36pm
      Weasel said | November 3rd 2017 @ 9:36pm | ! Report

      Wow! O’keefe below Gia, Shaw, Haselby, Johnson, and Green!
      Epic fail right there!

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