Geelong premiership forward Cam Mooney says Jack Watts is a better fit for the Cats than Jake Stringer.
Despite Geelong list manager Stephen Wells suggesting the club would not part with pick 20 to acquire the Demon forward, Mooney said it might be wise to revise the decision.
“I’d go Jack Watts,” he said when asked which one of the pair he would prefer to see at the Cats.
“One thing Geelong desperately needs is a smart half forward who is a connector playing between the arcs.
“Tom Hawkins isn’t that player because he’s not athletic enough to run up and back, and you need him as your main asset inside forward 50.
“For what Geelong needs Jack Watts fills the bill better than Jake Stringer.”
It’s been suggested the Cats are awaiting the outcome of Essendon’s push to lure Jake Stringer, with the potential to swoop if the Dons and Dogs cannot get a deal done.
The Cats are believed to be willing to part with pick 20 to gain Stringer but will not do so for Watts.
Stringer kicked 56 goals in 2015 while Watts has never topped 40 goals in a single season despite nine years in the system.
With Steven Motlop likely to join Port Adelaide, and Dan Menzel weighing offers, the Cats are suddenly thin up forward given the pair combined for 62 goals in 2017.
Essendon list manager Adrian Dodoro remains confident the club can get a deal done to gain Stringer, having successfully pulled off a trade for former GWS Giant Devon Smith.