Richardson picks his top 10 from 2000 draft

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Matthew Richardson has re-drafted the top 10 from the 2000 AFL draft.

The Richmond goal kicking great took a close look at the original draft lot of 2000 and has reselected his top 10.

Speaking on Sportsday, Richo went through them in order while Sam McClure also ripped through his re-draft.

1 – Nick Riewoldt (1)

“I don’t think you can argue that Nick stays at number 1. He’s an automatic Hall of Famer as soon as he becomes eligible.”

2 – Shaun Burgyone (12)

“377 games, Al-Australian, four premierships. I considered him at number 1 for a millisecond. Burgoyne was as close as anyone to Nick.”

3 – Daniel Kerr (18)

All-Australian, 220 games, Eagles premiership star.

4 – Alan Didak (3)

“He dropped from three to four.”

5 – Drew Petrie (23)

“332 games, All-Australian player. Key position who could play anywhere – ruck, could go back, forward. Kicked big bags of goals.”

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6 – Scott Thompson (66)

“A very underrated player in my opinion. Another All-Australian and 300-game player.”

7 – Darren Jolly (31 in rookie draft)

“He is the only rookie. Two premierships, one at Sydney, one at Collingwood. Ruckmen are hard to find.”

8 – Ted Richards (27)

“Went from Essendon to Sydney and became an All-Australian defender and 250 games.”

9 – Kane Cornes (20)

“Two All-Australians, Hall of Fame at Port Adelaide, four best and fairests.”

10 – Chris Newman (55)

“270 games, captained the Richmond Footy club for four years. I saw him up close.”

Sam McClure also selected his:

  1. Nick Riewoldt
  2. Shaun Burgoyne
  3. Daniel Kerr
  4. Kane Cornes
  5. Drew Petrie
  6. Alan Didak
  7. Scott Thompson
  8. Chris Newman
  9. Daniel Cross
  10. Ted Richards

The original Top 10 below:

  1. Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda)
  2. Justin Koschitzke (St Kilda)
  3. Alan Didak (Collingwood)
  4. Luke Livingston (Carlton)
  5. Andrew McDougall (West Coast)
  6. Dylan Smith (North Melbourne)
  7. Laurence Angwin (Carlton)
  8. Daniel Motlop (North Melbourne)
  9. Kayne Pettifer (Richmond)
  10. Jordan McMahon (Western Bulldogs)

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