Melbourne yesterday made the risky decision of trading their future first-round selection to North Melbourne, as well as picks 26 and 50, in exchange for pick eight.
No matter where the Dees’ pick falls next year, the Roos will win the deal in terms of the draft value index.
However, SEN Breakfast’s Sam Edmund believes the Demons have another move to make using their impressive hand of selections, including pick three.
“The Demons now have picks three and eight in next month’s draft and it’s prompted some pretty wild predictions about what the Dees are going to do,” Edmund said.
“We don’t think they’re going to take both picks to the draft.
“I understand Melbourne will send pick three to GWS in exchange for the Giants’ pick six and their future first.
“Melbourne can really drive a hard bargain here because the Giants need three, which is effectively the first live pick in the draft because picks one and two will be Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson.
“Tom Green is their academy wonderkid. He is a star. A big inside mid.
“They got pick six, but they need to get higher up the draft because they don’t want to use their first pick to match a bid for Green.
“If a bid comes at pick four, then the Giants would have to use pick six and they don’t have another pick until 40.
“Under this scenario they can use pick three on whoever they want and when a bid comes in for Green, they can use pick 40 to match it.
“It’s big for Melbourne on top of the North Melbourne deal.”