Norm Smith Medallist
- Aug 22, 2014
- AFL Club
Since when is next year a better draft?I agree this year will be Carlton preference, but thinking like Sydney, next year better draft, would expect pick 8-12. If I’m Sydney I’m wanting that.
Then let’s say Essendon get involved, is Carlton 2020 First more appealing than pick 8?
Then it makes things sticky for Carlton because if they trade the 2020 first instead of 8, without the AFL ticking it off they can’t trade a 2020 second & without a 2019 Martin becomes complicated & may end up with GC getting 8 with the Brisbane first for this year coming back
There's something like 15-18 father son/academy kids in the mix, and all the talk is that a fair chunk of the first round could be made up of those players. And if Sydney have a highly rated academy player, their preference would likely be to cash in a first rounder at the draft this year and load up some second rounders for next season.