An example of a draft steal in the Australian Football League is Hawthorn midfielder Sam Mitchell   who was drafted with pick 36 in the 2001 AFL Draft . Mitchell went on to become a four-time premiership player, a premiership captain with Hawthorn in 2008, a two time All-Australian , a four time Peter Crimmins Medallist and the 2003 AFL Rising Star . Another example of a draft steal in the AFL is former Essendon midfielder James Hird ,    was drafted with pick 79 in the 1990 AFL Draft . Hird went on to become a two time premiership player, a premiership captain in 2000, the 1996 Brownlow Medalist , the 2000 Norm Smith Medallist , a five-time All-Australian , a five-time W. S. Crichton Medalist , a member of the Essendon Team of the Century and the Australian Football Hall of Fame . Another example of a draft steal in the AFL is Collingwood midfielder Dane Swan ,   who was drafted with pick 58 in the 2001 AFL Draft . Swan would go on to become a premiership player with Collingwood, a three-time Copeland Trophy winner, the 2011 Brownlow Medalist and a five-time All-Australian.