- Jul 1, 2017
- AFL Club
They will likely trade 2-3 of those for something next year IMO ... they should never have paid for Motlop and need massive seasons from Watts and Rockliff otherwise all three of those moves are very costly . They are not letting it get stale though and for that i think they will open up a big window of contending from 2021-22 onwards with players coming off the books in Boak , Gray , Dixon , and likely those other 3 mentioned not long after . They will flip some more mature players again at the end of 2020 if they miss finals continuing the super aggressive rebuild .The only issue is they have about 4 later picks they want to use (66, 67, 68, 71), but won't be able to unless they have the space on their list. This would mean they have to have 33 (max) on their list when it comes to the draft so they can use 7 picks at the draft.
They removed Broadbent, Johnson, Frampton, Howard, Ryder and Gray, and added Buzza, so if they started with 38, now have 33, so are in a good spot unless they add someone else to the list.
I like their strategy - 3 kids + Mead then go into the season with 38 unless they like a DFA