If Gaff moves we get to do both. The picks for Gaff should net us Kelly leaving picks to hit the draft.First 3 picks is massive massive overs.
But on face value we appear set for the next year or two anyway Eagles nay not value those picks as highly as others.
Trading 3 picks for a player who'll be immediately in the best 22 (and make a strong positive impact to our best 22) is probably still worth the 3 picks in my opinion.
There is a big swell of our A-graders around the 27-28yr old mark (Gaff/Darkling/Cripps/McGovern/Vardy/Hutchings/Sheppard/Hickey/Redden). Shuey/NicNat are 29.
So this is probably the last year I would be ok with selling our of the draft for 1 player.
If there's any hint of Gaff going though I'd rather hit the draft tbh.
I really want to get the GC 2nd rounder like last year and trade that for several later picks. But that little trick is out of the bag so I can't see Gold Coast giving it up.
We may be lucky if we retain the Swans 2nd and come draft time we live trade down for a later 2nd and a 3rd if a club is super keen on a kid still on the table.