We have a trade!!! In fact, day four of the 2017 NAB AFL Trade Period delivered three trades with Jake Lever, Devon Smith and Jarman Impey all finding new homes.
NAB AFL TRADE PERIOD DAY 4 WRAP
Demons get: Jake Lever, pick 35, 2018 third-round pick
Crows get: Pick 10, 2018 first-round pick, 2018 fourth-round pick
"Jake has been a player we’ve targeted as a priority during this trade period and this is a great outcome for us," Melbourne general manager of football operations Josh Mahoney
"Jake will have an immediate impact on our group – on field as an important member of our defence, but also off the field with his professionalism and competitiveness.
“With 56 games to his name, we see Jake as a long-term player at the Melbourne footy club.”
Bombers get: Devon Smith, pick 24, 2018 second-round pick
Giants get: Pick 11, 2018 third-round pick
“He is an exciting midfielder, who hunts the footy and uses it well. He adds that depth that we’ve been looking to add to our midfield group,” Essendon senior coach John Worsfold said.
“We want guys that we know can play at the elite level but also have character - guys that are hungry to get the best out of themselves.
“We want players owning their own career and driving themselves to achieve the maximum they can and by doing so help us, as a team, achieve the goals that we are aiming for.
“Devon fits all of those key criteria for us.”
Hawks get: Jarman Impey, pick 67
Power get: Pick 33, 61, 2018 fourth-round pick
“We are really pleased a deal could be reached with Port Adelaide and look forward to welcoming Jarman to the Hawks," Hawthorn Recruiting and List Manager Graham Wright said.
“His outstanding speed and endurance will be a really valuable asset and his ability to play at both ends of the ground is a great advantage.
“Jarman is a competitive character, who goes hard at the footy, which makes him an exciting acquisition and a terrific addition to our list.
“At only 22 years of age, Jarman has plenty of football ahead of him and we can’t wait to see what he can produce in the brown and gold.”