2019 AFL draft

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The key decision makers are looking short term (Goodwin/Mahoney) so they are looking to trade down and also get a ready made player in.

A young draft pick won't help them win more games between round 1-8 which are the games that will determine if these two guys are still at the club come the bye round!
 

Gysberts2Bate

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The key decision makers are looking short term (Goodwin/Mahoney) so they are looking to trade down and also get a ready made player in.

A young draft pick won't help them win more games between round 1-8 which are the games that will determine if these two guys are still at the club come the bye round!
Depends how good they are. A Clayton Oliver would.
 

space_cowboy

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I’m not sure how we’re going to trade down from pick three. Looking at any analysis of the draft, there’s no consensus on who is the best prospect after picks 1 and 2. If you can get as good a player at pick 11 as you can at pick 3, why would you be willing to give up two top 20 picks?
 

TheCount

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I’m not sure how we’re going to trade down from pick three. Looking at any analysis of the draft, there’s no consensus on who is the best prospect after picks 1 and 2. If you can get as good a player at pick 11 as you can at pick 3, why would you be willing to give up two top 20 picks?
Draft points ... GWS have Tom Green from there academy who will attract a bid early, and if they're holding 12 and 13 or whatever they end up with, they'll have to use those pics to get him, but if they've traded them for 3, they can take a player with 3, and then use later picks when a bid comes for Green.
 

Gysberts2Bate

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Draft points ... GWS have Tom Green from there academy who will attract a bid early, and if they're holding 12 and 13 or whatever they end up with, they'll have to use those pics to get him, but if they've traded them for 3, they can take a player with 3, and then use later picks when a bid comes for Green.
Unless GC bid on him with pick 2.
 

markm106

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The key decision makers are looking short term (Goodwin/Mahoney) so they are looking to trade down and also get a ready made player in.

A young draft pick won't help them win more games between round 1-8 which are the games that will determine if these two guys are still at the club come the bye round!
I get your point and agree they want experienced players. But look at Rozee Duursma Walsh. They actually impacted. So did Stack. Although not an early pick.
I’ll be concerned if we are so desperate to move on the early pick we get smashed in a deal.
 

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Cannon82

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Most people rate Green as being as good as if not better than both, and there's no way GWS wouldn't match the bid. It's not spiteful, it just makes sense.
Everyone seems to be saying Rowell and Anderson are the clear top two. If you've got the top two picks, take the top two players. No silly buggers required - I'm sure we're perfectly capable of doing that with pick 3.
 

Johnny Karate

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I’m sceptical as to whether they will actually trade down or split the pick. With supporter antipathy at an all time high, I reckon they’re kidding themselves if they think they can a nuanced discussion about the merits of trading a blue chip pick 2/3 for the magic beans of pick 11 & 12. Any splitting of the pick would have to be along similar lines to the Tyson & Pick 9 for pick 2 deal in my opinion.
 

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