- Apr 16, 2014
- AFL Club
Teams have however, had to trade out their first round pick (or multiple) to get gun players. Why should we assume a difference because one is numbered 1, instead of 8? There is no doubt to do this trade, should we, that Carltons pick is going to be the price. We may be able to put it in a situation that makes it just that instead of our 2020 pick to go with it.
Take a player like Dylan Shiel for example. He was traded plus GWS' 2019 2nd rounder for Essendon's Pick 9 and 2019 1st. A classic case of two firsts for a player plus a second. Jake Lever another example, he was traded plus pick 35 for Pick 10 and Pick 16.
Pick 1 is worth way more than two picks in the 10-15 range. There is no club in the AFL that would trade Pick 1 for Pick 10 and 16 let alone throwing in a second rounder on top of pick 1.
Considering you don't need the entire value of pick 1 to buy basically any player traded in the last 10 years, we'd be much better off splitting the pick (if we did decide to trade for Grundy, which I still disagree with). Attempt something like 1 for picks 4 and 10, then offer either pick 4 alone, or pick 10 and our 2020 first.
In either case we end up better off. If they say bugger off, we take him as a free agent at the end of 2020 and Collingwood end up with a worse compensation pick