AFL Trade whispers: Multiple pick swaps on the cards as Giants target top-five selection

Greater Western Sydney might have made it all the way to the Grand Final.

But they could walk out of trade period with a prized top-five selection.

Plus the Cats are eyeing off a top pick following their bonanza trade with West Coast.

It’s all in AFL trade whispers!

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GIANTS AIMING TO TRADE UP

Heading into trade period, GWS were always set to be keen to move up the draft order in order to gain a selection before a bid was placed on star academy prospect Tom Green.

Green has been likened to Patrick Cripps and Marcus Bontempelli, given his strong frame and tall midfield status. The onballer is as tough as they come and dominated at the Under 18 Championships.

But if the Giants keep their selections as they stand currently, their Pick 12 and 18 would likely be wiped by an early bid from a rival club — with Green potentially set for a top-five bid.

7 NEWS Melbourne report the Giants are interested in doing a pick swap with Adelaide, allowing the club to select another player before matching a bid on Green with later picks.

It would see GWS send Pick 12, 18 and their future first-round pick (2020) to the Crows in exchange for Pick 4.

Tom Green (left) at the AFL Draft Combine. Photo: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images.

Tom Green (left) at the AFL Draft Combine. Photo: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images.Source: Getty Images

That would leave the Giants with Pick 4, 40 and 60, while the Crows would hold Pick 12, 18, 23 and 28 in this year’s draft.

Vic Country defenders Hayden Young and Lachie Ash could be two players the Giants look to draft come November.

CATS OPEN TO DEALS FOR FIRST-ROUND PICKS

Geelong is sitting on a draft gold mine after three days of trade period, with Nine reporting Stephen Wells and his team are prepared to move further up the draft order.

The Cats are armed with Pick 14, 17, 24, 36 and 37 following the Tim Kelly deal which netted the club two first-round picks with Wells declaring it gave the club a “lot of options” in terms of their strategy heading into November’s draft.

Cats lost in Kelly deal

Cats lost in Kelly deal

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Adelaide, Melbourne, St Kilda and Carlton are among the clubs with a top-ten pick looking to potentially split their selections into two picks inside the first round, with Geelong likely to consider any trade made to them.

Recruiters feel there is a strength in the number of prospects in the 10-20 range, making it appealing to clubs to grab two picks inside the top 20.

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