Pick Swap 2019 - How Crow Can You Go?

Where will Adelaide finish?


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Love the Drake

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Adelaide end up with pick 6 this year and a pick around 16 - 20 next year (after father sons and academy picks).
We end up with pick 9 this year and Stocker.
Looks pretty even at this stage.
Good trading by Adelaide to get the first rounder next year.

No doubt this trade will be re-visited in 5 or so years time when all the players have been selected and played a minimum of 4-5 years.

In all reality, I just want Stocker to force his way in to our best 22 as a midfielder this year and to nail pick 9 so that we have picked up two quality long-term players, regardless of who Adelaide pick up.
 

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footyfan78

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Adelaide end up with pick 6 this year and a pick around 16 - 20 next year (after father sons and academy picks).
We end up with pick 9 this year and Stocker.
Looks pretty even at this stage.
Good trading by Adelaide to get the first rounder next year.
Dumb trading by Adelaide last year to give up a first rounder when your list crying out for one.
Good trading this week, but two years later when they finally realise their list has gone backwards they grab an extra first rounder for next year.
interesting trade by GWS, not sure if it cost them down the line in a few years but their strategy for this draft is clearly ensure they got another early pick to go with securing Tom Green.
Next year's draft pool is hard to know the cost and impact because apparently next years pool has a heap of Academy and father-son bids going on for many many clubs so really hard to know for sure for any clubs what they are gaining or losing in next years pool at this point.

For example if Giants were to win the flag in 2020, Crows get pick 18 to start with but then moved back further back into the order when Suns use their priority picks and also bis of Academy and F/S are matched earlier in first round. Adelaide's actual pick next year from GWS could be anywhere from pick 20 to 28 at a guess if Giants salute in 2020.
But in principle Giants trading away a bit of their future to ensure they get more from top half dozen picks of this draft pool.
Crows only dropping back two spots seems like a no brainer to agree to on surface.
First time I seen Crows do a decent trade in recent years so they slow learners but better than just continue to make bad decisions which they had been doing a few years in a row.
 

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TerryWallet

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Even yesterday after the pick swap with GWS, many of their supporters were claiming they were positioning themselves to have a crack at Lukosius

Hope does strange things to a supporter

"Young Reid was a brainiac putting off their 1st round pick for 2 years because he was gonna use it to help land Lukosius" was the argument the usual few Crowbots were making when i raised it the other day on the drafts board.

There is NO strategy at Adelaide. They are flying by the seat of their pants from thought bubble to thought bubble. They remind me of us 10 years ago so so much.
 

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