I just looked back at the 2013 draft. Wow it was a ripper. With Nathan Freeman literally limping to 2 games it means pick 38 in Dayle Garlett is the highest drafted player from that draft not to have played an AFL match. Thank god we dodged that bullet.
Maybe this is something for @Diggers. The Hawks have a horrible record with pick 38 (unlike us who have never taken pick 38 in the National Draft before). Here is their roll of dishonour:
1987 - John Polkinghorne - 0 Games
2005 - Travis Tuck (father son) - 20 games (plus 3 strikes)
2010 - Mitch Hallahan - 6 games - he played another 20 for Gold Coast
2011 - Jordan Kelly - 0 games
2013 - Dayle Garlett - 0 games
Just for comparison sake the best pick 38s ever are:
-1998 - Brendan Fevola - 204 games - 623 goals - 3 x AA and 2 Colemans
-1999 - Cameron Ling - 246 games - 1 x AA and 3 x premiership player
-2008 - Matthew Broadbent - 161 games
-2009 - Sam Reid (Sydney) - 121 games and 1 x premiership player
Other premiership players are Ashley Hansen and Mark Blake
Let’s hope the 2018 pick 38 is as fruitful as the 1998 and 2008 picks.