RICHMOND has two first-round picks to look forward to in November's NAB AFL Draft, after winning its first premiership in 37 years at the MCG on Saturday.
The draft bonanza is as a result of the Tigers scoring Greater Western Sydney's first and third-round selections last year in exchange for former star and 2004 No.1 pick Brett Deledio.
That deal now looks a bargain for Richmond, with Deledio unable to replicate his Punt Rd form in his first year at the Giants after persistent calf problems held him back.
Damien Hardwick's side – already the envy of the competition – will have the 15th and 17th picks, the latter being the last of the first round due to its flag-hoisting heroics.
The Tigers are almost certain to use one of those to secure father-son prospect Patrick Naish, son of retired 161-game forward Chris Naish.
Minor premier Adelaide's draft hand could change dramatically in the player exchange period, but the Crows are currently slated to start the draft with 16 and 34 as their plum choices.
Jake Lever and Charlie Cameron, key pieces in Adelaide's ability to make the Grand Final, are strongly linked to rival clubs, while Carlton's Bryce Gibbs is expected to again request to join the Crows.
Beaten preliminary finalists Geelong and Greater Western Sydney both enter the draft in the second round.
The Cats' first pick is currently No.20, while the Giants have essentially been stripped of their first-round selection due to the penalties from the Lachie Whitfield affair last year.
The Giants were penalised 1000 'draft value points' for their part in the saga, which means their first pick (currently No.15 and worth 1112 points) will now be worth 112 points.
That would see the pick slide to the back end of the draft and fall at No.63, which is worth 112 points under the points index.
Indicative draft order after the Grand Final
|BL||1. Brisbane Lions|
|GCFC||2. Gold Coast|
|NMFC||4. North Melbourne|
|STK||7. St Kilda (received from Hawthorn)|
|STK||8. St Kilda|
|WB||9. Western Bulldogs|
|BL||12. Brisbane Lions (received from Port Adelaide)|
|WCE||13. West Coast|
|RICH||15. Richmond (received from Geelong, via Carlton and GWS on-trades)|
|BL||18. Brisbane Lions|
|GCFC||19. Gold Coast|
|GEEL||20. Geelong (received from Carlton)|
|NMFC||21. North Melbourne|
|GCFC||22. Gold Coast (received from Fremantle)|
|GWS||23. Greater Western Sydney (received from Collingwood)|
|GCFC||24. Gold Coast (received from Hawthorn)|
|GWS||25. Greater Western Sydney (recieved from St Kilda)|
|WB||26. Western Bulldogs|
|PORT||29. Port Adelaide|
|WCE||30. West Coast|
|HAW||32. Hawthorn (received from GWS, via Carlton on-trade)|
|GCFC||35. Gold Coast (received from Richmond)|
|COLL||36. Collingwood (received from the Brisbane Lions)|
|GCFC||37. Gold Coast|
|WB||39. Western Bulldogs (received from North Melbourne)|
|BL||41. Brisbane Lions (received from Collingwood)|
|STK||43. St Kilda|
|NMFC||44. North Melbourne (received from Western Bulldogs)|
|PORT||47. Port Adelaide|
|WCE||48. West Coast|
|RICH||50. Richmond (received from Greater Western Sydney)|
|COLL||54. Collingwood (received from the Brisbane Lions)|
|Fre||55. Fremantle (received from Gold Coast)|
|STK||57. St Kilda (received from North Melbourne, via Western Bulldogs on-trade)|
|STK||61. St Kilda|
|NMFC||62. North Melbourne (received from Western Bulldogs)|
|GWS||63. Greater Western Sydney* (original pick No.15 slides down after 1000-point penalty)|
|PORT||66. Port Adelaide|
|WCE||67. West Coast|
|GWS||69. Greater Western Sydney|
* The Giants will lose their first pick as a result of the 1000-point penalty placed on them due to the Lachie Whitfield affair.
|BL||73. Brisbane Lions|
|GCFC||74. Gold Coast|
|NMFC||76. North Melbourne|
|WB||80. Western Bulldogs (received from St Kilda)|
|WB||81. Western Bulldogs|
|PORT||84. Port Adelaide|
|WCE||85. West Coast|
|GWS||87. Greater Western Sydney|
AFL DRAFT VALUE INDEX
|ROUND ONE||ROUND TWO||ROUND THREE||ROUND FOUR||ROUND FIVE|
|1. 3000||19. 948||37. 483||55. 207||73. 9|
|2. 2517||20. 912||38. 465||56. 194||74. -|
|3. 2234||21. 878||39. 446||57. 182|
|4. 2034||22. 845||40. 429||58. 170|
|5. 1878||23. 815||41. 412||59. 158|
|6. 1751||24. 785||42. 395||60. 146|
|7. 1644||25. 756||43. 378||61. 135|
|8. 1551||26. 729||44. 362||62. 123|
|9. 1469||27. 703||45. 347||63. 112|
|10. 1395||28. 677||46. 331||64. 101|
|11. 1329||29. 653||47. 316||65. 90|
|12. 1268||30. 629||48. 302||66. 80|
|13. 1212||31. 606||49. 287||67. 69|
|14. 1161||32. 584||50. 273||68. 59|
|15. 1112||33. 563||51. 259||69. 49|
|16. 1067||34. 542||52. 246||70. 39|
|17. 1025||35. 522||53. 233||71. 29|
|18. 985||36. 502||54. 220||72. 19|