The spin is hilarious. "A priority pick plus a few extra picks later in the draft."
Call a spade a spade. It's FOUR priority picks over 3 drafts, PLUS insanely generous concessions regarding their Academy players AND an expanded zone to recruit from (stolen from us, of course). This allows them to use their last picks in any draft to select potential Academy guns, because no other team can bid on them.
Just ONE of these concessions would be considered overly generous for a struggling Melbourne-based club, but the AFL gift-wraps the whole lot to one of their precious expansion clubs t