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LOOK on this as AFL.com.au's No.1 grand slam, round of 32. The national draft's number ones, one-on-one.
Matched up, just waiting for your vote, are the 28 footballers to have won the recruiters' call as the best young player in the land, plus four special bonus invitees ... just because we could (and because we needed 32 players).
We've added Jeremy Cameron, Joe Daniher, Jaeger O'Meara and Jack Martin to the pot, all of whom might have been No.1 picks had it not been for the pesky priority pick and father-son rules that applied in their draft years.
We've sorted them into four divisions: forerunners (some belters here, folks), tall timber, midfield jets and young ones. You can click here to check out profiles and stats of all 32 contenders. And click anywhere on the image below to open the full bracket in a new tab.
Now it's up to you to choose the best of the best – or at least the best the VFL/AFL's recruiting teams could come up with at the time. Richard Lounder, anyone?
Each round of voting will be open for 24 hours, and by the end of this week, we'll have a winner. Our best guess is that Nick Riewoldt (2000) or Luke Hodge (2001) will come out on top, but given that this is the internet, this is a public vote, and democracy is a wacky concept, we'll wear it if Lounder (four games, five goals) wins because you were amused by his Wikipedia profile, all 114 words of it. (Riewoldt's, by contrast, runs to 1430 words).
You might fancy Brendon Goddard because he's the grumpiest, Travis Johnstone because he's the beardiest, or Clive Waterhouse because he had comfortably the best mullet. You might vote for Tom Boyd, given that one year into his career he's already onto his second club and has signed a contract with more noughts than Courtney Walsh's batting career.
Whatever the case, scroll down and get clicking so that we can decide the fans' call for the best number one draft pick of all time.
Our round of 32 predictions:
Hutton v Banfield
Lounder v Banik
Hooper v Leslie
Waterhouse v McDonald
Boyd v Gaspar
Patton v Gardiner
Kreuzer v Fraser
White v Riewoldt
The midfield jets
Goddard v Johnstone
Cooney v Deledio
Gibbs v Murphy
Headland v Hodge
The young ones
Watts v Scully
O'Meara v Martin
Swallow v Whitfield
Cameron v Daniher
The helmeted Hutton was good enough to kick eight goals on three separate occasions as a medium-size forward in battling teams. Though similarly unfashionable, Banfield is a two-time premiership player with West Coast and would seem to have a mortgage on this one.
The novelty clash of round one, and a quandary for Tigers fans, who could go one of two ways: either express their contempt for the pair's notorious lack of output by contriving a nil-all draw, or conspire to back the same candidate all the way in a plot that merges Machiavelli with Cinderella.
Despite the disparity in supporter bases – and the fact Leslie played for the Brisbane Bears – mature-age numero uno Leslie, a dashing defender, should win by the length of Hooper Man's long limbs.
A clash of opposites: the white-blond, rough-'n-ready, Freo cult-figure forward versus the high-stepping, immaculately groomed forward-cum-midfielder. We're tipping Jivin' Clive to give current player manager McDonald the old heave-ho.
By rights, the consistent Gaspar wouldn't give the big Bulldog recruit a sniff. But don't discount those packs of terrier-like Dogs fans who get a case of lock-jaw when a dish-winning chance presents itself.
Gardiner should win this in a canter, but a potential obstacle could be Eagles' fans unwillingness to forgive his extracurricular activities. Can 'The General' get the Giant support he needs to cause a boilover?
The beauty of this contest is that regardless of the outcome a heavily scrutinised big fella will salute. Fraser has many more runs on the board but don't underestimate the overwhelming desire of Blues fans to beat the Pies in any contest going.
On paper, a leisurely first-round tune-up for the favourite Riewoldt, who boasts all the weapons: a phenomenal playing career, a rabid band of worshippers and vote-catching blond locks. Meanwhile, White is relying on Freo and particularly Dees fans – a wobbly platform at best.
Both possess silky skills and are 200-game players having represented two clubs. Goddard has been part of more successful outfits, which has assisted his development and versatility as an elite midfielder.
He's battled a knee problem for a few seasons but there is no doubt about Cooney's class. He oozes it and a change of clubs this season might revitalise his career. Deledio's CV is impressive though and his body is holding up OK. Dream(time) match-up.
State against state (Victoria v South Australia), mate against mate. Before 2014 Blues skipper Murphy would have been well ahead but his teammate picked up plenty of ground this year. Mick will be watching this with interest.
Perhaps the most lop-sided match-up in the round one draw. Headland was a premiership player in Hodge's debut AFL season, but the gap between them now is a chasm the size of the Grand Canyon. The Hawks skipper is an all-time great. Sorry Des – you're not.
This will be an intriguing battle as former teammates square off for bragging rights. Given the Demon's improved form this season, he might just have the edge on the GWS tagger.
The Sun showdown of the century. Rodney Eade will be hoping for no casualties – that's all he needs as he starts his new coaching tenure. Enough for 'Rocket' to tear his hair out ... whatever is left.
Does one season make a Swallow? When it is as impressive as 2014, it's hard to overlook the Gold Coast midfielder. Whitfield has some ground to make up.
Cameron has the edge in experience, but Daniher has plenty of X-factor. Both fancy themselves in front of the sticks. The Giants star has shown he can do it on the big stage.