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North Gippsland FNLSEN | Whenever a number one draft pick doesn’t reach his full potential, it raises plenty of questions. Selecting a largely untried teenager with the very first selection can sometimes bring with it a poisoned chalice.

In 1989, the Richmond Football Club spent their top pick on a teenager by the name of Anthony Banik. He arrived at Punt Road as a prodigious 16-year-old in preparation for the 1990 season with enormous wraps and even bigger expectations.

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