2004 AFL draft
General information
Date(s)20 November 2004
LocationMelbourne Park Function Centre
Network(s)Fox Sports
Sponsored byNational Australia Bank
First selectionBrett Deledio (Richmond)
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The 2004 AFL draft, concerning player acquisitions in the 2004/05 Australian Football League off-season, consisted of a trade period, a national draft, a pre-season draft, and the elevation of rookies. The AFL draft is the annual draft of talented players by Australian rules football teams that participate in the main competition of that sport, the Australian Football League.

In 2004 there were 78 picks to be drafted between 16 teams in the national draft. Richmond received the first pick in the national draft after finishing on the bottom of the ladder during the 2004 AFL season. Three teams were allocated priority draft picks for winning 5 or less games in the previous season, Richmond, Hawthorn and Western Bulldogs.[1] Carlton's two-year ban from the first and second rounds of the AFL draft expired in 2004 and they returned to the early part of the draft, with selections 9 and 25.[2] As it had traded away its first and second round draft picks in 2001, effectively the Blues' first and second round draft picks were its first since 2000. They finished the 2004 season 11th with 10 wins and 12 losses, too high to be eligible for a priority draft pick.

Key Dates

Table of key dates
Event Date(s)
Trade period 4–8 October
National draft 20 November
Pre-season draft 14 December
Rookie draft 14 December


In alphabetical order of new clubs [3]

Trade Player Original club New club Traded for
1 Nathan Thompson Hawthorn Kangaroos draft picks #10 and #26
2 Bo Nixon and pick #7 Collingwood Hawthorn draft picks #10 and #37
3 Josh Carr and draft pick #43 Port Adelaide Fremantle draft picks #11, #27 and #45
4 Scott Thompson Melbourne Adelaide draft pick #12
5 Brent Moloney Geelong Melbourne draft pick #12
6 Brad Ottens Richmond Geelong draft picks #12 and #16
7 Tyson Stenglein Adelaide West Coast draft picks #12 and #28
8 Darren Jolly Melbourne Sydney Swans draft pick #15
9 Aaron Shattock and pick #34 Brisbane Lions Port Adelaide draft pick #27 and #45
10 Paul Johnson West Coast Melbourne draft pick #29
11 Chad Morrison West Coast Collingwood draft pick #37
12 Peter Walsh and pick #45 Melbourne Port Adelaide draft pick #43
13 Callum Chambers West Coast Carlton draft pick #57
14 Troy Longmuir Fremantle Carlton draft pick #67
15 Aaron Fiora Richmond St Kilda Troy Simmonds
Troy Simmonds Fremantle Richmond Heath Black
Heath Black St Kilda Fremantle Aaron Fiora

2004 national draft

Brett Deledio, pick 1
Brett Deledio, pick 1
Ryan Griffen, pick 3
Ryan Griffen, pick 3
Lance Franklin, pick 5
Lance Franklin, pick 5
* Denotes player who has been a premiership player and been selected for at least one All-Australian team
+ Denotes player who has been a premiership player at least once
x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Australian team
~ Denotes player who has been selected as Rising Star
Round Pick Player Recruited from Club
Priority 1 Brett Deledio Murray Bushrangers Richmond
Priority 2 Jarryd Roughead Gippsland Power Hawthorn
Priority 3 Ryan Griffen South Adelaide Football Club Western Bulldogs
1 4 Richard Tambling Southern Districts Football Club Richmond
1 5 Lance Franklin Perth Football Club Hawthorn
1 6 Tom Williams Morningside Football Club Western Bulldogs
1 7 Jordan Lewis Geelong Falcons Hawthorn
1 8 John Meesen Geelong Falcons Adelaide
1 9 Jordan Russell West Adelaide Football Club Carlton
1 10 Chris Egan Murray Bushrangers Collingwood
1 11 Adam Thomson Sturt Football Club Port Adelaide
1 12 Danny Meyer Glenelg Football Club Richmond
1 13 Matthew Bate Eastern Ranges Melbourne
1 14 Angus Monfries Sturt Football Club Essendon
1 15 Lynden Dunn Calder Cannons Melbourne
1 16 Adam Pattison Northern Knights Richmond
1 17 Andrew McQualter Gippsland Power St Kilda
1 18 Cameron Wood West Adelaide Football Club Brisbane Lions
1 19 Ryan Willits Northern Knights Port Adelaide
2 20 Dean Polo Gippsland Power Richmond
2 21 Thomas Murphy Sandringham Dragons Hawthorn
2 22 Jesse Wells Tasmanian Devils Football Club Western Bulldogs
2 23 Sean Rusling West Adelaide Football Club Collingwood
2 24 Nathan van Berlo West Perth Football Club Adelaide
2 25 Adam Hartlett West Adelaide Football Club Carlton
2 26 Matt Little Calder Cannons Hawthorn
2 27 Pat Garner Western Magpies Brisbane Lions
2 28 Chad Gibson Norwood Football Club Adelaide
2 29 Matt Rosa North Ballarat Football Club West Coast Eagles
2 30 Andrew Lee Tasmanian Devils Football Club Essendon
2 31 Jarred Moore Dandenong Stingrays Sydney Swans
2 32 Brent Prismall Western Jets Geelong
2 33 Cain Ackland Port Adelaide Football Club St Kilda
2 34 James Ezard Calder Cannons Port Adelaide
2 35 Fabian Deluca Eastern Ranges Port Adelaide
3 36 Luke McGuane Broadbeach Football Club Richmond
3 37 Mark LeCras West Perth Football Club West Coast Eagles
3 38 Damien McCormack Dandenong Stingrays Western Bulldogs
3 39 (F/S) Travis Cloke Eastern Ranges Collingwood
3 40 Ivan Maric Calder Cannons Adelaide
3 41 (F/S) Luke Blackwell Swan Districts Football Club Carlton
3 42 (F/S) Jesse W. Smith Calder Cannons Kangaroos
3 43 Michael Newton Murray Bushrangers Melbourne
3 44 (F/S) Mitch Morton Claremont Football Club West Coast Eagles
3 45 Justin Sherman Clarence Football Club Brisbane Lions
3 46 Henry Slattery West Adelaide Football Club Essendon
3 47 David Spriggs Geelong Sydney Swans
3 48 (F/S) Nathan Ablett Modewarre Geelong
3 49 Mark McGough Collingwood St Kilda
3 50 Jayden Attard Dandenong Stingrays Brisbane Lions
3 51 Ben Eckermann Sturt Football Club Port Adelaide
4 52 Dean Limbach Calder Cannons Richmond
4 53 Simon Taylor Box Hill Hawks Hawthorn
4 54 Stephen Tiller West Adelaide Football Club Western Bulldogs
4 55 Adam Iacobucci Calder Cannons Collingwood
4 56 Chris Knights Eastern Ranges Adelaide
4 57 Brad Smith Subiaco Football Club West Coast Eagles
4 58 Brad Moran Southport Sharks Kangaroos
4 59 Benet Copping Sturt Football Club Fremantle
4 60 Paul Thomas Central District Bulldogs Essendon
4 61 Heath James Sydney Swans Sydney Swans
4 62 Matthew Egan Geelong VFL Geelong
4 63 James Gwilt Noble Park Football Club St Kilda
4 64 Luke Forsyth Dandenong Stingrays Brisbane Lions
5 65 Mark Graham Hawthorn Richmond
5 66 Pass Collingwood
5 67 Toby Stribling North Adelaide Football Club Fremantle
5 68 Ben Schwarze Port Melbourne Football Club Kangaroos
5 69 Daniel Haines Fremantle Fremantle
5 70 Pass Essendon
5 71 Pass St Kilda
6 72 Pass Richmond
6 73 Chris Bryan Frankston Dolphins Carlton
6 74 Daniel Pratt Brisbane Lions (rookie list) Kangaroos
6 75 Pass Fremantle
6 76 Pass St Kilda
6 77 Anthony Raso Dandenong Stingrays Carlton

2005 pre-season draft

Pick Player Recruited from Club
1 Trent Knobel St Kilda Richmond
2 Blake Caracella Brisbane Lions Collingwood
3 Eddie Betts Calder Cannons Carlton
4 Lance Picioane Hawthorn Kangaroos
5 Jarrad Schofield Port Adelaide Fremantle
6 Ty Zantuck Richmond Essendon
7 Elijah Ware Central District Bulldogs Port Adelaide
8 Pass Richmond

2005 rookie draft

Pick Player Recruited from Club
1 Will Thursfield Sandringham U18 Richmond
2 Ruory Kirkby Bendigo U18 Hawthorn
3 Rowan Nayna Dandenong U18 Western Bulldogs
4 Ben Davies Western U18 Collingwood
5 Ryan Nye Peel Thunder Adelaide
6 Daniel Batson North Ballarat U18 Carlton
7 Josh Gibson Port Melbourne North Melbourne
8 Joseph Krieger Sandringham U18 Fremantle
9 Ben Sharp Oakleigh U18 West Coast
10 Brendan Van Schaik Murray U18 Melbourne
11 Ryan Bain Oakleigh U18 Essendon
12 Guy Campbell Bendigo Bombers Sydney
13 Jarrod Garth Tasmania U18 Geelong
14 Luke Mullins Collingwood St Kilda
15 Travis Baird Bendigo U18 Brisbane Lions
16 Danyle Pearce Sturt Port Adelaide
17 Pass Richmond
18 Clinton Young North Ballarat U18 Hawthorn
19 Dale Morris Werribee Western Bulldogs
20 Heritier Lumumba[nb 1] Claremont Collingwood
21 Jonathon Griffin East Fremantle Adelaide
22 Jesse D. Smith Calder U18 Carlton
23 Josh Thewlis Sydney North Melbourne
24 Jack Juniper Glenelg Fremantle
25 Beau Maister Claremont West Coast
26 Matthew Warnock Sandringham Melbourne
27 Ben Jolley Calder U18 Essendon
28 Luke Vogels Terang Mortlake Sydney
29 Nick Batchelor Norwood Geelong
30 Ed McDonnell Western Magpies St Kilda
31 Pass Brisbane Lions
32 Robert Forster-Knight Port Adelaide Port Adelaide
33 Pass Richmond
34 Thomas Willday Perth Hawthorn
35 Pass Western Bulldogs
36 John Hinge Glenelg Adelaide
37 Nick Becker Calder U18 Carlton
38 Scott McMahon Woodville-West Torrens North Melbourne
39 Ryan Crowley Fremantle Fremantle
40 Ashley Thornton Peel Thunder West Coast
41 Pass Melbourne
42 Heath Grundy Norwood Sydney
43 Tim Sheringham Geelong Falcons Geelong
44 Pass St Kilda
45 Pass Brisbane Lions
46 Pass Port Adelaide
47 Pass Richmond
48 Kristan Height Box Hill Hawks Hawthorn
49 Pass Western Bulldogs
50 Aisake O'hAilpin Cork (Ireland) Carlton
51 Justin Perkins Perth North Melbourne
52 Aaron Edwards West Coast West Coast
53 Pass Melbourne
54 Stefan Garrubba Dandenong U18 Sydney
55 Pass St Kilda
56 Pass Brisbane Lions
57 Pass North Melbourne
58 Pass Melbourne
59 Earl Shaw Campbelltown Sydney
60 Josh Drummond Northern Eagles Brisbane Lions
61 Ed Clarke North Shore Sydney
62 Marcus Allan Northern Eagles Brisbane Lions
63 Andrew Hayes Balmain Sydney
64 Will Hamill Mt Gravatt Brisbane Lions
65 Marty Pask Western Magpies Brisbane Lions
66 Scott Harding Morningside Brisbane Lions


  1. ^ Heritier Lumumba was known as Harry O'Brien when drafted

Rookie elevation

In alphabetical order of professional clubs. This list contains 2004-listed rookies who were elevated in the off-season; it does not detail the rookie draft which took place in the 2004/05 off-season.

Player Recruited from Club
Matthew Smith Oakleigh U18 Adelaide
Leigh Ryswyk Southport Sharks Brisbane Lions
Adam Bentick Calder Cannons Carlton
Andrew Carrazzo Geelong Carlton
Nick Maxwell North Ballarat Football Club Collingwood
Steven Dodd East Fremantle Football Club Fremantle
Dylan Smith Kangaroos Fremantle
Shannon Byrnes Murray Bushrangers Geelong
Josh Thurgood North Ballarat Roosters Hawthorn
Aaron Davey Port Melbourne Boroughs Melbourne
Kelvin Moore Yarra Valley Football Club Richmond
Dylan Pfitzner Central District Bulldogs St Kilda
Nick Stone Hawthorn St Kilda
Paul Bevan NSW-ACT U18 Sydney Swans
Brett Jones Claremont Football Club West Coast Eagles


  1. ^ "AFL to alter priority pick order". Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Carlton Crisis". Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  3. ^ Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Guide to Season 2005. AFL Publishing. p. 338. ISBN 0-9580300-6-5.