Matthew Richardson's 2006 AFL re-draft

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Matthew Richardson has re-drafted the top 10 of the 2006 National Draft.

It was a strong class, featuring goal kicking superstars, generational midfielders and quite a few premiership players.

Original top 10: Bryce Gibbs, Scott Gumbleton, Lachlan Hansen, Matthew Leuenberger, Travis Boak, Mitch Thorp, Joel Selwood, Ben Reid, David Armitage, Nathan Brown.

Richardson made seven changes to the original top 10 and says he had Port Adelaide’s Justin Westhoff at 11.

See his re-draft top 10 below:

10. Bachar Houli

“What a pick-up he was for Richmond, now a two-time premiership player and his offensive run from half back has just been great,” Richardson told Sportsday.

9. Shane Edwards

“Another Richmond player comes in at number nine. An All-Australian, a premiership player.”

8. Bryce Gibbs

“He’s dropped down from number one, but he’s still played 265 games, he’s a best and fairest winner and a pretty versatile player.”

7. Todd Goldstein

“Another All-Australian and a best and fairest winner and his running ability as a ruckman has just been outstanding over the year.”

6. Travis Boak

“I’ve got the Port Adelaide star at number six.”

5. Tom Hawkins

“An All-Australian, he’s kicked over 500 goals now, the best contested mark in the game just about.”

4. Josh Kennedy

“What a star he has been at Sydney, three best and fairests, three All-Australians and a premiership.”

3. Robbie Gray

“A goal kicker, but also one of the great clearance players in the competition at number three.”

2. Jack Riewoldt

“I think Riewoldt is the smartest forward in the game. He’s kicked 630 goals now … He could get to 800 and we know that’s the mark!”

1. Joel Selwood

“You can’t go passed Joel Selwood at number one. Captain courageous, six-time All-Australian and three premierships for Joel.”


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