West Coast and St Kilda can easily lose their spots to us as one of them depends on us beating them (West Coast) and the other depends on Brisbane (St Kilda). If we beat them directly in a couple of weeks and Brisbane beat St Kilda at home then we’d be ahead of them by half a game provided that we beat Gold Coast and Essendon.Who do you think we'll knock out? Brisbane?
If there were no priority picks, we still would have taken Deledio. Tambling was the bonus player we got that year.In what capacity?
You guys have benefited far more from the AFL's random priority pick allocation policy across the past 10 years that we have. Noah Anderson and Jeremy Sharp this year have come to the club by way of priority picks. The rest of our players are purely as the result of finishing down the bottom / having our players leave. The same way that every other club gets picks.
From the Deledio #1 priority pick, you guys got his excellent play for 10 years, eventually trading him on for Josh Caddy and a 3rd round pick which got traded forward a few years (couldn't work out where it ended up) so, whilst we may see the benefit of 'gifts' from the AFL in coming years, you've benefited far more over the duration of the Suns existence to date.