Former AFL recruiter Matt Rendell has delivered his assessments of each of the 18 clubs and their performances in the recent Trade Period.
The Cats were as busy as anyone across the two weeks, bringing in Jeremy Cameron, Isaac Smith and Shaun Higgins, though they paid a hefty price for the 2019 Coleman Medallist.
See Rendell's Tyrepower Trade Grade for the Cats below:
Trade Grade: B+
Would have been disappointed to give up 3 first rounders for a restricted free agent in Cameron, but received a future 2 back tied to Essendon, so not as bad as it seems. Smith and Higgins brought in and are class acts who have plenty of good football left. Lost 2 players who aren’t in their best 25 at the moment, although Cockatoo should be. Kelly out last year for Cameron in this year-seems like a fair trade. If they win the flag next year, Cameron would have come cheap.
Isaac Smith (from Hawthorn)
Shaun Higgins (from North Melbourne)
Jeremy Cameron (from GWS)
Lachie Fogarty (to Carlton)
Nakia Cockatoo (from Brisbane)
2020 draft hand:
2020 season performance:
Position: Fourth (runners up)