Since the inception of the AFL draft in 1982, only 39 people have experienced what it's like to be taken as the first overall selection.

Andrew McGrath is one of them.

The top pick from 2016's AFL Draft swaps hosting his own podcast to being the guest and delving into the crazy would which surrounds being a No.1 draft pick.

McGrath insightfully breaks down having to initially deal with the hype and scrutiny from media, clubs and the footballing public, to entering an AFL club as a first-year player and earning your stripes in an established team.

From quirky draft recruiter stories to the seriousness of having to mature into a professional athlete almost overnight, this episode offers a unique insight into something only very few people get to experience.

Listen to the episode below or via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.