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Richmond draft reflections: 2009

Martin 2009 draft highlight reel JRZ Under 18 highlights of Richmond's first round pick in the 2009 National Draft, Dustin Martin.

In a special series leading up to the AFL’s 2016 National Draft on November 25, we are examining the drafting history of current-day Richmond players over the past decade, and summarising how they have fared at senior league level with the Tigers. Today we take a look at 2009 draftees Dustin Martin, Ben Griffiths and David Astbury.

Dustin Martin
Richmond’s first pick (No. 3 overall) in the 2009 National Draft.  Recruited from Camperdown/Bendigo Pioneers (TAC Cup).
Playing position:  Midfielder
Born:  26/6/1991    
Height:  187cm    
Weight:  88kg    
Guernsey number at Richmond:  No. 4 (formerly No. 36)
AFL debut:  Round 1, 2010 v Carlton, MCG   
Total games:  153    
Goals:  150    
Disposals average:  24.5
Playing honours:  Winner of Richmond’s Cosgrove-Jenkins Best First Year Player award in 2010, AFL Rising Star nominee in 2010, third in Jack Dyer Medal 2011, 2014, runner-up in Jack Dyer Medal 2013, 2015, Yiooken Medal winner 2016, All-Australian representative 2016, third in Brownlow Medal 2016, winner of Jack Dyer Medal in 2016, Richmond life member in 2016 

Ben Griffiths
Richmond’s second pick (No. 19 overall).  Recruited from Blackburn/Eastern Ranges (TAC Cup).
Playing position:  Key forward
Born:  17/9/1991      
Height:  200cm
Weight:  101kg       
Guernsey number at Richmond:  No. 24 (formerly No. 38)
AFL debut:  Round 10, 2010 v Port Adelaide, AAMI Stadium  
Total games:  61    
Goals:  42    
Disposals average:  8.9

David Astbury
Richmond’s third pick (No. 35 overall).  Recruited from Tatyoon/North Ballarat Rebels
Playing position:  Key defender
Born:  26/2/1991
Height:  195cm
Weight:  93kg
Guernsey number at Richmond:  No. 12 (formerly No. 39)
AFL debut:  Round 4, 2010 v Melbourne, MCG
Total games:  60
Goals:  8
Disposals average:  11.5