Collingwood are reportedly keen on trading in later picks to match any potential bid on father-son prospect Nick Daicos.
Daicos, who has long been considered a top-two player in the draft, would cost Collingwood 2400 points if he was bid on first, 2014 points if he’s bid on second, and 1627 points if he’s bid on third.
With the midfielder unlikely to slide past that point of the draft, Collingwood, whose current picks add up to 1707 draft points (36, 39, 41 and 45), are keen on ensuring they don’t go into a deficit according to The Age’s Peter Ryan.
Ryan believes the Magpies will look to hand over future picks for rivals’ second and third rounders this season to cover for Daicos.
Additionally, Ryan sees Collingwood sending one of their third rounders for a bundle of later picks that equate to more draft points.
With the likely inclusions of Patrick Lipinski from the Bulldogs and Nathan Kreuger from the Cats, it’s believed the Pies won’t look to trade out picks this year for the pair.
The first-round of the 2021 National Draft is set for November 24.