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What's in a draft pick?

Draft Rewind | Paddy Dow Look back on Carlton's recruits in past National Drafts, with Paddy Dow next up from 2017.

With a maximum of four picks to be taken by Carlton in the 2018 National Draft, the Blues' current draft hand sits at pick Nos.1, 69, 71 and 77.

The No.1 pick speaks for itself, with some of the game's greats and most consistent performers over a number of seasons taken with the first selection.

With a trifecta of late selections, the Blues will be looking to welcome some 'draft steals' to the Club. The picks in Carlton's possession have been testament to that, with premiership stars and 200-game players featuring.

Here's a historical look at the picks which Carlton will take into Thursday and Friday's draft.

Pick No.1

Selections: 32
Average games: 156.4
200-game players: Drew Banfield; Darren Gaspar; Jeff White; Travis Johnstone; Josh Fraser; Nick Riewoldt; Luke Hodge; Brendon Goddard; Adam Cooney; Brett Deledio; Marc Murphy; Bryce Gibbs
Current players: 15
Premiership players: Drew Banfield (1994, 2006); Des Headland (2002); Luke Hodge (2008, 2012, 2013, 2014); Tom Boyd (2016)
Most games: Nick Riewoldt — 336 games (St Kilda)
Carlton’s history: Marc Murphy (2005, 249 games*); Bryce Gibbs (2006, 231 club games); Matthew Kreuzer (2007, 172 games*); Jacob Weitering (2015, 56 games*)

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Pick No.69

Selections: 26
Average games: 25.4
100-game players: Brad Sholl; Taylor Duryea
Current players: 5
Premiership players: Chad Rintoul (1997); Taylor Duryea (2014, 2015)
Most games: Brad Sholl — 171 games (North Melbourne, Geelong)
Carlton’s history: Daniel Marshall (1995, 0 games); Jordan Bannister (2003, 53 club games)

Pick No.71

Selections: 26
Average games: 33.3
100-game players: Andrew Kellaway; Brian Lake; Justin Westhoff; Cameron Sutcliffe
Current players: 3
Premiership players: Brian Lake (2013, 2014, 2015)
Most games: Brian Lake — 251 games (Western Bulldogs, Hawthorn)
Carlton’s history: N/A

 

Pick No.77

Selections: 22
Average games: 19.9
100-game players: Ben Dixon; Guy Rigoni
Current players: 1
Premiership players: N/A
Most games: Ben Dixon — Hawthorn (203 games)
Carlton’s history: Anthony Raso (2004, 0 games)