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History in the making as Cats and Pies trade picks

Pies need draft points for NGA prospect Isaac Quaynor - AFL,Trade,Collingwood Magpies,Geelong Cats
Pies need draft points for NGA prospect Isaac Quaynor

COLLINGWOOD has completed a pick swap with Geelong to strengthen its chances of nabbing both Isaac Quaynor and Will Kelly in this year's draft.

It is the first-ever trade completed outside the traditional exchange window, with the AFL this year enabling clubs to swap draft picks until 2pm on Friday, November 16. Clubs will also be able to trade on draft night for the first time.

The Cats sent selections 59 and 60 to the Pies for No.51, delivering Collingwood 45 more points on the AFL Draft Value Index to match any bid on Oakleigh Chargers teammates Quaynor and Kelly.

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Quaynor looks a sure-fire first-round draft pick – likely anywhere from outside the top 10 to 18 – while Kelly, the son of 1990 premiership player Craig, is expected to be taken within the 15-25 range.

Kelly's brother Jake is also on Adelaide's list. He is taller than his older sibling at 193cm and looms as a key defender at AFL level.

Quaynor, who excels at half-back, is in the Magpies' Next Generation Academy, qualifying because his father hails from Ghana, in West Africa.

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Collingwood now has picks 41, 44, 57, 59, 60 and 93, with Geelong preparing to take selections 12, 50, 51, 70 and 87 into the draft.