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AFL trades - club by club

  • AFL trades - club by club

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: New Hawks recruit Jaeger O'Meara poses for a photograph during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL media opportunity at Waverley Park on October 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

A CLUB BY CLUB GUIDE TO THE ALL OF THE 2016 AFL TRADES:

Adelaide:

In: N/A

Out: Jarryd Lyons (Gold Coast)

Draft order: 13, 43, 53, 67, 89, 107

Pursued Bryce Gibbs but weren't willing to pay overs, so were left standing at the altar. By releasing Lyons for not much, the Crows have become weaker. One of three clubs not to bring in new faces.

Brisbane:

In: Jack Frost (Collingwood)

Out: Pearce Hanley (Gold Coast)

Draft order: 3, 16, 21, 22, 76, 78, 96

Flirted with trading captain Tom Rockliff but couldn't attract a suitable offer. Just one player in and one out but swapped pick two to strengthen their draft hand both this year and next.

Carlton:

In: Billie Smedts (Carlton), Caleb Marchbank (GWS), Rhys Palmer (GWS), Jarrod Pickett (GWS)

Out: Zac Tuohy (Geelong)

Draft order: 5, 25, 48, 63, 66, 70, 81, 99

Another year, another raid of the Giants from former list manager Stephen Silvagni. Smedts' arrival in a lop-sided looking trade could be a winner.

Collingwood:

In: Daniel Wells (North Melbourne), Chris Mayne (Fremantle), Will Hoskin-Elliot (GWS), Lynden Dunn (Melbourne)

Out: Nathan Brown (St Kilda), Jarrod Witts (Gold Coast), Travis Cloke (Western Bulldogs), Jack Frost (Brisbane), Marley Williams (North Melbourne)

Draft order: 28, 44, 51, 62, 65, 83, 101 and 105

A trade window to reflect Nathan Buckley's assessment that it's go time for the Magpies. In come veterans and a class act in Hoskin-Elliot, with more marginal performers - and a four-time club-leading goalkicker Cloke - out the door.

Essendon:

In: James Stewart (GWS)

Out: Michael Hibberd (Melbourne)

Draft Order: 1, 20, 29, 41, 68, 95

Didn't budge on any offers for the coveted first pick and eventually accepted Melbourne's offer for wantaway defender Hibberd.

Fremantle:

In: Cam McCarthy (GWS), Brad Hill (Fremantle), Joel Hamling (Western Bulldogs), Shane Kersten (Geelong)

Out: Chris Mayne (Collingwood)

Draft Order: 7, 35, 40, 71, 79, 97

One of the trade window's biggest winners, adding home-grown class in attack, midfield and defence with the arrival of forward pair McCarthy and Kersten, Hill and Hamling.

Geelong:

In: Zac Tuohy (Carlton), Aaron Black (North Melbourne)

Out: Shane Kersten (Fremantle), Billie Smedts (Carlton), Nathan Vardy (West Coast), Josh Caddy (Richmond)

Draft Order: 24, 38, 42, 64, 72, 74, 91, 110

After scooping Patrick Dangerfield last year in the trade of the decade, the Cats might have been overly generous this year with all their departures appearing to leave on the cheap. Black could be a good bit of business.

Gold Coast:

In: Pearce Hanley (Brisbane), Jarrod Witts (Collingwood), Jarryd Lyons (Adelaide)

Out: Dion Prestia (Richmond), Jaeger O'Meara (Hawthorn)

Draft Order: 4, 6, 8, 10, 73, 98

Held firm with their demands for O'Meara and were rewarded. Have improved on their 2016 list already and, with four picks in the top 10, are poised to bring a talented draft class in.

Greater Western Sydney:

In: Brett Deledio (Richmond)

Out: Cam McCarthy (Fremantle), Jack Steele (St Kilda), Paul Ahern (North Melbourne), Patrick McKenna (Melbourne), James Stewart (Essendon), Will Hoskin-Elliot (Collingwood), Caleb Marchbank (Carlton), Rhys Palmer (Carlton), Jarrod Pickett (Carlton)

Draft Order: 2, 15, 37, 39, 45, 52, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 77, 109

The Giants' garage sale brought in plenty of spare change, with a barely precedented nine players finding new homes. Will back themselves to win a second match in September with Deledio's arrival.

Hawthorn:

In: Jaeger O'Meara (Gold Coast), Ty Vickery (Richmond), Tom Mitchell (Sydney)

Out: Brad Hill (Fremantle), Sam Mitchell (West Coast), Jordan Lewis (Melbourne)

Draft Order: 88, 90, 108

Hawthorn had better hope O'Meara stays fit and Mitchell settles in well for his namesake. Two all-time heroes have left the club before their time, and their first pick in the draft is 88.

Melbourne:

In: Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn), Michael Hibberd (Essendon), Patrick McKenna (GWS)

Out: Lynden Dunn (Collingwood)

Draft Order: 47, 69, 84, 102

Christmas came early for the Demons when Lewis fell in their lap, and Hibberd's arrival strengthens their backline. Jake Melksham's availability gives Melbourne fans a summer of dreaming before the 2017 season.

North Melbourne:

In: Paul Ahern (GWS), Nathan Hrovat (Western Bulldogs), Marley Williams (Collingwood)

Out: Daniel Wells (Collingwood), Aaron Black (Geelong)

Draft Order: 11, 32, 33, 87, 92

Hrovat and Williams add depth to a club hitting the reset button. The loss of Wells and Black for peanuts won't help North Melbourne's rebuild.

Port Adelaide:

In: N/A

Out: N/A

Draft Order: 14, 17, 30, 31, 85, 103

Oh dear. With far from an ideal list, weren't able to manufacture any interest in contracted players like Hamish Hartlett. The only club without any player movement but have four picks in the first 31 choices.

Richmond:

In: Dion Prestia (Gold Coast), Josh Caddy (Geelong), Toby Nankervis (Sydney)

Out: Ty Vickery (Hawthorn), Brett Deledio (GWS)

Draft Order: 27, 56, 82, 100

Brought midfield mates Dion Prestia and Josh Caddy together and boosted ruck stocks but lost a key forward. At 29, the Tigers won't be too upset to see Deledio leave Punt Road given their new-found midfield muscle.

St Kilda:

In: Jack Steele (GWS), Nathan Brown (Collingwood), Koby Stevens (St Kilda)

Out: N/A

Draft Order: 23, 36, 61, 86, 104

Another happy trading team. Stevens and Steele top up St Kilda's strong midfield stocks, while Brown joins Jake Carlisle as new faces in the Saints' defence.

Sydney:

In: N/A

Out: Tom Mitchell (Hawthorn), Toby Nankervis (Richmond)

Draft Order: 9, 19, 46, 49, 93, 111

Lost Mitchell but, with a production line of local talent that's the envy of the league, probably not all that bothered.

West Coast:

In: Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn), Nathan Vardy (Geelong)

Out: N/A

Draft Order: 12, 34, 54, 106

Scored Mitchell in the bombshell trade of the year, and at very little cost. Vardy will spend the year deputising for Nic Naitanui and the Eagles can look back on a productive week.

Western Bulldogs:

In: Travis Cloke (Collingwood)

Out: Joel Hamling (Fremantle), Nathan Hrovat (North Melbourne), Koby Stevens (St Kilda)

Draft Order: 18, 26, 50, 75, 80, 112

Took their sweet time but finally landed Cloke on the final day - now to see how he fits in. Won't be too upset to lose Hamling with skipper Bob Murphy returning next year.

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