Posted: 22 October, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Which Team Holds The Most Draft Points This Year?

Every team ranked.

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The AFL recently introduced a points system for the draft, allowing teams a fair measure of using their draft picks on academy players and father-son picks.

Pick one (3000 points) down to pick 71 (one point) and every selection in between has its own value.

It's a good measure of assessing the strength of each pick.

Combine them all and it's a good measure of assessing how much each team has invested in the draft for that year, with teams trading selections in or out based on their needs.

So who holds the most points?

That honour goes to Gold Coast, who, with picks four, six, eight and 10 hold a whopping 6740 points.

That's the equivalent of holding pick one twice, and then some.

Despite making it to a preliminary final GWS comes in second, holding 6014 points worth of draft picks, thanks to a raft of young guns leaving the club.

The Giants traded their way up to pick two and - remarkably - hold six selections from 52 to 60.

Hawthorn, unsurprisingly, come in last, as they enter the draft at pick 88.

Melbourne sit just behind them, having traded out their first round pick last year and trading selections out for Jordan Lewis and Michael Hibberd.

Who holds the most draft points this year?

(club, draft points, selections)

1. Gold Coast (6740 points) (4, 6, 8, 10, 73, 98, 116, 134)
2. GWS (6014 points) (2, 15, 37, 39, 45, 52, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 77, 109, 127, 135, 145)
3. Essendon (5036 points) (1, 20, 29, 41, 68, 95, 113, 131)
4. Brisbane (5024 points) (3, 16, 21, 22, 76, 78, 96, 114, 132)
5. Port Adelaide (3421 points) (14, 17, 30, 31, 85, 103, 121, 139)
6. Carlton (3167 points) (5, 25, 48, 63, 66, 70, 81, 99, 117)
7. Sydney (3035 points) (9, 19, 46, 49, 93, 111, 129, 147)
8. Fremantle (2624 points) (7, 35, 40, 71, 79, 97, 115, 133)
9. North Melbourne (2476 points) (11, 32, 33, 87, 92, 123, 141)
10. West Coast (2030 points) (12, 34, 54, 106, 124, 142)
11. Western Bulldogs (1987 points) (18, 26, 50, 75, 80, 94, 112, 130, 148)
12. Adelaide (1892 points) (13, 43, 53, 67, 89, 107, 125, 143)
13. Geelong (1765 points) (24, 38, 42, 64, 72, 74, 91, 110, 128, 146)
14. Collingwood (1511 points) (28, 44, 51, 62, 65, 83, 101, 105, 119, 137)
15. St Kilda (1452 points) (23, 36, 61, 86, 104, 122, 140)
16. Richmond (897 points) (27, 56, 82, 100, 118, 136)
17. Melbourne (365 points) (47, 69, 84, 102, 120, 138)
18. Hawthorn (0 points) (88, 90, 108, 126, 144)

Tags: AFL

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