AFL games record holder Brent Harvey has urged Carlton to secure promising midfielder Sam Walsh with pick one at this year’s National Draft.
The Blues are set to be an aggressive party during the upcoming trade period, as they look to target the 23-27 age demographic to fulfil the glaring gap in their list.
North Melbourne champion Harvey says the wooden spooners should not consider trading their number one pick under any circumstances, and that Vic Country skipper Walsh is the young gun they need to acquire to bolster their midfield stocks.
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“I’m a massive Sam Walsh fan,” Harvey told SEN Afternoons.
“I was lucky enough to work with the AFL Academy, Sam is a very, very well balanced man.
“He’s a fantastic footballer, a great character, comes from a great family and I would not be trading the number one pick out for anything this year.
“I think Sam is a 250-game player and a future captain of the Carlton Football Club.
“Him and Patrick Cripps together in that midfield with Paddy Dow, Lochie O’Brien and Zac Fisher, they’re going to be together for 12 years.
“I think what Carlton need right now is another midfielder and I would go Sam Walsh.”
The 18-year-old won the Larke Medal as the best player in division one of the under 18 Championships, averaging 29.5 disposals per game.