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WHO IS your club's best first-round draft pick?

AFL.com.au analysed every first-round selection from 2000 onwards to determine when your favourite AFL side did their best work at the NAB AFL Draft.

But here's the catch. It's specifically for your club. For example, is Shaun Burgoyne the best pick for Port Adelaide? Or does he lose that mantle to someone else, given the overwhelming majority of his career achievements were made in Hawthorn colours?

Here is who we believe is your club's best first-round pick.

Adelaide Crows

Patrick Dangerfield (Selection No.10 in the 2007 NAB AFL Draft)

Dangerfield was a brave selection for the Crows, with the club famously overlooking local lad Brad Ebert to take Dangerfield, who spent his first season completing school in Victoria. But they didn't have to wait long for the pick to pay dividends. He became one of the stars of the competition, playing 154 games for the club before crossing to Geelong at the end of 2015. Although the likes of Daniel Talia and Brodie Smith have played more games as first-round picks for the Crows, Dangerfield is the obvious choice given his impact. - Callum Twomey

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Get excited by: Patrick Dangerfield

Here you go, Cats fans: check out the highlights of one of the best players in the AFL

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Brisbane Lions

Ashley McGrath (Selection No. 13 in the 2000 NAB AFL Draft)

Miracle on grass, anyone? McGrath's career highlight came with the match-winning goal after the siren against Geelong in 2013 to cap one of the all-time great comebacks. The West Australian arrived in the midst of Brisbane's great era and played in the 2003 flag before retiring with 214 games as a small forward and defender. One of only two first-round draftees along with Daniel Rich to play 200 games for the Lions since the turn of the century. - Mitch Cleary

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In The Moment: Ash McGrath's winner

The veteran fulfils a boyhood dream against the Cats in 2013

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Carlton

Patrick Cripps (Selection No.13 in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft)

The kid carrying some puppy fat out of Western Australia has turned into the best contested player and one of the best leaders in the game. Viewed as a bolter from the 2013 draft crop, Cripps has justified Carlton's faith in his potential. He's into his second year as club captain, while he's claimed three best and fairests, two All-Australian guernseys and an AFLPA MVP award – all before the age of 25. He could remain among the game's elite for some time yet. A strong case could also be made for former skipper Marc Murphy. - Riley Beveridge

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There's just no stopping captain Cripps

Patrick Cripps was enormous in Carlton's win against Adelaide

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Collingwood

Scott Pendlebury (Selection No.5 in the 2005 NAB AFL Draft)

The club has a good success rate with first-round picks, with Alan Didak, Dale Thomas, Steele Sidebottom, Brodie Grundy and Jordan De Goey all terrific contributors. However, there are none better than Pendlebury. Recruited with slick skills and the development traits often shown in junior basketballers, Pendlebury has become one of the game's greats. He's played 301 matches, is into his seventh year as club captain, while his record is outstanding. He's won a Norm Smith Medal, playing an integral role in the club's 2010 premiership victory, is a six-time All-Australian and a five-time best and fairest winner. He'll go down as one of the best, if not the best, to ever play for the Magpies. - Riley Beveridge

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Pendlebury's class on show in game 300

Scott Pendlebury has shown off his class with this exceptional finish to continue his side's momentum

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Essendon

Dyson Heppell (Selection No.8 in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft)

This was a tough call. Not much separates Heppell with Michael Hurley, but the nod was given to Heppell for his consistency, durability, the fact he was a NAB AFL Rising Star winner in his first year, is the Bombers' captain and has claimed a best and fairest (Hurley's best result is a second place in 2015). Heppell burst onto the scene as a rebounding half-back and quickly became one of Essendon's best midfielders. Joe Daniher looked on the way to eclipsing both but groin injuries have ground him to a halt over the past three seasons. Brent Stanton, who played 255 games for the club, and former ruckman Paddy Ryder were other possibilities. - Callum Twomey

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Crafty Heppell's snapping goal

Essendon captain Dyson Heppell kicks his 50th career goal with a left-foot snap

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Fremantle

Stephen Hill (Selection No.3 in the 2008 NAB AFL Draft)

Remarkably, Hill and Byron Schammer are the only first-round draft picks to play more than 100 games for Fremantle since the turn of the century. Hill therefore qualifies as the club's best pick, having enjoyed a successful stint with the Dockers. A mainstay on the wing throughout his 206 appearances for Fremantle, Hill was an integral member of the team that made it to the 2013 Grand Final and was then named in the 40-man All-Australian squad in 2015. At 29 years of age, the Dockers will be hoping Hill can return to full fitness after a couple of seasons plagued by lingering quad and hamstring injuries. - Riley Beveridge

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The Hill run

Stephen Hill came off the bench and immediately gathered the ball, took five bounces and silenced the Cattery with the sealer.

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Geelong Cats

Jimmy Bartel (Selection No. 8 in the 2001 NAB AFL Draft)

Needing a gun midfielder in Mark Thompson's rebuild, the Cats turned to a local kid who delivered one of the great careers in the club's history. Three flags, a Brownlow Medal, Norm Smith Medal and dual All-Australian, the Bell Park product was one of the best midfielders of his generation and one of only four 300-game players for the Cats. Ask again in three years and Joel Selwood is likely to knock him off the perch – namely with six All-Australians to go with three flags and three club best and fairests. Harry Taylor was next in consideration. - Mitch Cleary

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Fantastic Five: Jimmy Bartel's best moments

A Brownlow, a Norm Smith, three premierships and 305 games. Jimmy Bartel was incredible!

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Gold Coast Suns

Tom Lynch (Selection No.11 in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft)

Sadly for the Suns, most of the club's biggest first-round success stories are now at other clubs. That's the case with Lynch, too, however his ability to perform while in a bottom-rung side at Gold Coast is important to note. The now Richmond premiership player ran out for the Suns 131 times and booted 254 goals – clearly making him the Suns' highest goalkicker. He was an Virgin Australia All-Australian forward in 2016, a two-time club champion at the Suns and co-captain before he departed at the end of 2018. Gold Coast will be hoping its array of younger talent – including Ben King, Jack Lukosius, Izak Rankine, Noah Anderson, Ben Ainsworth and Matt Rowell – can take over this title. - Callum Twomey

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Get excited, Tigers: the best of Tom Lynch

From Suns to Richmond, the 2017 premier has landed its big key forward target

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GWS Giants

Toby Greene (Selection No.11 in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft)

Well, this was tough. The Giants have had a mass of first-round selections that have become stars, either with the club or elsewhere. It came down to four: Lachie Whitfield, Stephen Coniglio, Josh Kelly and Greene. All would be a fair choice. In the end Greene was chosen (just ahead of Whitfield) because of his game-changing ability, which ranks as high as nearly anyone in the competition. Greene joined the Giants as an accumulating midfielder but has become one of the AFL's best forwards, claiming Virgin Australia All-Australian honours in 2016. He is a match-winner and the Giants' pulse. - Callum Twomey

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Toby Greene: the good, the bad and the ugly

The uber-talented Giant comes in at No. 21 in the Players' Top 50 countdown

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Hawthorn

Luke Hodge (Selection No.1 in the 2001 NAB AFL Draft)

Lance Franklin (182 games for the Hawks) and Jarryd Roughead (283) both warrant consideration but how can you go past Luke Hodge? The dux of the 2001 draft class played 305 of his 346 matches in brown and gold. His accolades include four premierships, captaining the flag three-peat, receiving the 2008 and 2014 Norm Smith Medals, being a triple All-Australian and claiming a pair of best and fairests. The Hawks shipped Trent Croad and Luke McPharlin to Fremantle for picks No.1 (Hodge), 20 (Daniel Elstone) and 36 (Sam Mitchell). - Marc McGowan

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Great GF goals: Luke Hodge

2015 Grand Final, Hawthorn v West Coast

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Melbourne

Nathan Jones (Selection No.12 in the 2005 NAB AFL Draft)

The Demons finished seventh in 2005 but were pushed down the draft order because of three priority picks to rival clubs. They were long linked to Jones, a tough, hard-working midfielder from the Dandenong Stingrays. Jones won three straight Melbourne club champion awards from 2012 to 2014 and skippered the club – either outright or alongside Jack Viney – for six seasons until stepping down at the end of last year. Into his 15th season, Jones has given the Dees everything he's got through 286 games. Other notables include All-Australians James Frawley (139 games) and Clayton Oliver (83). - Marc McGowan

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Demons surround pumped-up skipper

Nathan Jones slots a crucial set shot and is flocked by teammates

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North Melbourne

Ben Cunnington (Selection No.5 in the 2009 NAB AFL Draft)

Cunnington (210), Daniel Wells (243), Robbie Tarrant (149) and Jack Ziebell (211) were the contenders. However, the boy from Cobden has become one of the AFL's best onballers and edged out the brilliant Wells. Cunnington secured a second Syd Barker Medal last year to match Wells' haul at Arden Street. He was also runner-up in 2015, 2017 and 2018. He broke the AFL record for most contested possessions in a game with 32 in 2018. Melbourne had the top two picks in Cunnington's draft year and relegated the Roos to fifth – but they won't complain now. - Marc McGowan

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Cunnington's polished finish

North Melbourne's Ben Cunnington side-steps a couple of Lions to kick a classy goal

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Travis Boak (Selection No.5 in the 2006 NAB AFL Draft)

The hardened midfielder was a member of Port Adelaide's 2007 Grand Final side in his maiden season in the AFL and has enjoyed a long and successful career after that. He's played 264 games and spent six seasons as Power captain, committing his future to the club despite interest from Geelong – where he grew up – in 2012. He's a dual best and fairest winner and a dual All-Australian, returning to top form last year. He narrowly edges Shaun Burgoyne, who was a premiership player for the club but left for Hawthorn after 157 games. - Riley Beveridge

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More than Fitness: The movement regime behind Port Adelaide star Travis Boak

Travis Boak discusses the fitness routine that keeps him at the top of his game.

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Richmond

Dustin Martin (Selection No.3 in the 2009 NAB AFL Draft)

There's a few to choose from – Trent Cotchin, Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt and Brett Deledio all had or continue to have big impacts on Richmond – but none of them quite have that "Dusty" magic. Richmond fans will be forever grateful to Melbourne's selectors for leaving Martin available at pick No.3. They've seen two flags, two Norm Smiths, a Brownlow, two best and fairests and countless moments of joy from the bullocking midfielder. At 28, he's still got a fair bit of decent footy left, too - Sarah Black

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Ten years since Dustin Martin's debut: The best Dusty highlights

A star was born in round one, 2010 as Richmond's future superstar made his debut against Carlton

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St Kilda

Nick Riewoldt (Selection No.1 in the 2000 NAB AFL Draft)

St Kilda had a decent hand of first-round selections in the first few years of the new millennium, but none have left the impact at Moorabbin of 'Saint Nick'. The descriptor "hard-running" doesn't come close to capturing the efforts of the big key forward, who kicked 718 goals over his 336 games and left plenty of defenders short of breath trying to keep up. Riewoldt, who retired at the end of 2017, is the club's longest-serving captain and finished as a six-time best and fairest and five-time All Australian. - Sarah Black

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Toyota Fixture Throwback: Rooey snaps after dubious deliberate

Nick Riewoldt kicks the goal but was Luke McGuane stiff?

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Sydney Swans

Jarrad McVeigh (Selection No.5 in the 2002 NAB AFL Draft)

McVeigh will go down as a Swans great, playing 325 games, captaining the club from 2011 to 2016 – including to the 2012 flag – winning two Bob Skilton medals and being an All-Australian in 2013. He retired last year and moved straight into John Longmire's coaches' box. Carlton's salary cap breaches cost it the top two picks in the 2002 draft (Brendon Goddard and Daniel Wells) and elevated Sydney to fifth in the order. Other noteworthy choices were all linked to the Swans pre-draft: Tom Mitchell (father-son) and Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills and Nick Blakey (Academy). - Marc McGowan

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Stunning scenes as McVeigh goals in final game

Swans champion Jarrad McVeigh gets on the scoreboard in his last match of AFL and is surrounded by teammates

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West Coast Eagles

Chris Judd (Selection No. 3 in the 2001 NAB AFL Draft)

Arguably the best midfielder of his generation, Judd changed the fortunes of the Eagles in the mid-2000's, arriving via the club's priority pick attained after a five-win 2001 campaign. Won a flag, Brownlow Medal, North Smith Medal and two best and fairests before moving to Carlton. The Eagles have struck gold with first-round picks, including two premiership captains (Judd and Shannon Hurn), a Norm Smith medallist (Luke Shuey), seven other premiership players, (Daniel Kerr, Beau Waters, Sam Butler, Chris Masten, Dom Sheed, Liam Duggan, Daniel Venables) and three stars (Andrew Gaff, Nic Naitanui, Brad Sheppard). - Mitch Cleary

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Fantastic Five: Chris Judd's best moments

A superstar for West Coast and later Carlton, Judd dazzled in midfield with his breakneck speed and power to break tackles and finish on the scoreboard. A dual Brownlow medallist, premiership player and Norm Smith medal winner in a losing Grand ...

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Western Bulldogs

Marcus Bontempelli (Selection No. 4 in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft)

Once-in-a-generation Bulldog who is now the captain and face of the club. And is still only 24. Started his draft year in the shadows of other Vic Metro teammates and flew past them into top-10 considerations before Dogs recruiters couldn't resist. Already a premiership player, triple best and fairest, dual All-Australian and was last year voted the best player in the land by coaches. 2012 pair Jake Stringer (No.5) and Jack Macrae (No.6) were crucial in the 2016 flag. Ryan Griffen (2004) and Shaun Higgins (2005) had already left. - Mitch Cleary

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Bont takes charge and leads Dogs into finals

Marcus Bontempelli stood tall when the Dogs needed it most

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