They would have to be a bit spooked by the Vic metro go home factor.
Also a very strong SA crop next year. Wouldn't surprise me to see them move into next year's draft with the idea of having more chance of landing Ryan, Lemmey, D'Aloia, Keeler. Plus draft ammo for Lukosious/Rankine.
With 8 list spots up for grabs, I'd be surprised if we didn't take a DFA or two. Some potential delisted/OOC players (potential DFAs is never a very inspiring list so be nice):
I think you might be overstating the case with Ward. His decision making in tight is very good along with very clean hands. Rarely misses targets. Phillips seems to need his decisions to be pretty straightforward to consistently hit targets and isn't as clean or smart in a contest, despite being...
I think we take more than three national draft selections. Plus if last year is anything to go by, picks will fly around on draft night. They could be used, bundled to get someone in the 40s, traded into next year's draft. Who knows.
Twomey had a pretty sensible write-up
The piece covers the whole trade period, not just the Hawthorn bit I've snipped and makes some interesting points if you want to read.
I see the trade period as a failure of circumstance, rather than a failing of...
Got to remember that freeing up the list spot is worth something. Hard to do with few clubs having cap space.
We replace a depth ruck for a potential 10 year player. The picks largely inconsequential.
Cegs has played a valuable role for the Hawks so I hope he kills it with Smithy while Geelong...
In the end they sold their entire draft hand this year, two of their better players and two other decent players for some picks in the 20s and 30s. Finlay MaCrae and Caleb Poulter would wanna be bloody good.