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Margin Call: Should we trade our early pick/s?

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Hit the draft as high as possible. We haven’t taken a kid in the first round since 2015. We need to stagger the age profile of our list or risk shooting ourselves in the foot in future. We don’t want a big sudden drop off. We want talent spread to be competitive for longer. We’ve traded in enough talent the past few years with May, Lever, Melksham etc. Time to add the talented youth again and not just speculative late picks.

Take a speedy skilled midfielder with our first pick. If they’re good enough, they’ll have an impact early in their career. Look at Duursma, Rozee and Butters at Port. All having an impact now and all look future guns too. They bring energy and flair to the place.

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I'm already confused about what our plans are. We are heavily linked to Kelly at Adelaide as a key defender, talk around May going forward and yet Pert says we are looking at a Key forward. Listen i don't like Matthew Lloyd but i think he made a decent point around Tom McDonald and Sam Weideman. It's clear both have talent, but bringing someone in to help them isn't necessary. They both need to be "the man". What forward line in the comp needs 3 talls to function? Both need to get a grip and back themselves in. They didn't struggle last season when the heat was on and Hogan was out. Yet now both looked mentally shot at times.

We are very limited on the outside. Collingwood and Richmond have destroyed us just by getting the ball on the outside and bursting away. Ed Langdon won't be worth the picks Freo would want (if we can get him cheap then i'm all for it) and Coniglio will break the wage structure. Honestly i'd be right after Bradley Hill. Speed, good disposal, can play mid or off Half Back, in his prime years and has Premiership experience. Seems like a player who would go to another level in a team that can do all the hard work but lack what he brings.

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3 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

Hit the draft as high as possible. We haven’t taken a kid in the first round since 2015. We need to stagger the age profile of our list or risk shooting ourselves in the foot in future. We don’t want a big sudden drop off. We want talent spread to be competitive for longer. We’ve traded in enough talent the past few years with May, Lever, Melksham etc. Time to add the talented youth again and not just speculative late picks.

Take a speedy skilled midfielder with our first pick. If they’re good enough, they’ll have an impact early in their career. Look at Duursma, Rozee and Butters at Port. All having an impact now and all look future guns too. They bring energy and flair to the place.

Agree on all points. Time to draft a kid. One with really good kicking skills and pace. 

Would love Jack Martin but don't want to trade out the sort of player you need to offer up (trac and gus come to mind). They need to keep the core group of youngish players together. Trading out a trac or gus will damage the culture and team dynamic. 

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