THE SECOND week of the NAB AFL Trade Period is upon us, with only four days remaining and several big deals still yet to be completed.
Paddy Ryder, Dayne Beams, Mitch Clark, Ryan Griffen and Heritier Lumumba are among the big names keen on a move but yet to have their futures secured, as several second-tier deals hinge on the stars changing clubs.
At the top end of the draft, the jostling for position continues as St Kilda shops around its No.1 pick, with a number of clubs keen to get access to the best young players in the land.
Hawks shop around key defender
Key defender Ryan Schoenmakers has been left devastated to learn the Hawks have been shopping him around to other clubs, the Herald Sun reports.
Adelaide and Fremantle are interested in the versatile tall, who appears likely to struggle to push his way into Hawthorn's back six following the recruitment of free agent and former Demon James Frawley.
The 23-year-old had indicated to the Hawks he wanted to stay at the club and work his way into the senior side, while list manager Graham Wright confirmed the South Australian was a required player.
However after giving up their first two picks (No.19 and No.40) in exchange for GWS midfielder Jono O'Rourke, the Hawks are now keen to move up the draft order and Schoenmakers is on the trade table as a result.
Battle heats up for No.1 pick
There are three clubs interested in St Kilda's No.1 pick in this year's NAB AFL Draft with GWS believed to be interested in working through a trade with the Saints, while two other clubs are interested as well.
However the Saints are demanding multiple picks or a combination of a top pick and a young talent in exchange for the first selection.
The Bulldogs currently have pick No.6 but could also acquire pick No.4 and another pick as part of the Ryan Griffen trade after the club's 2014 skipper requested a move to the Giants last Thursday.
If the Dogs had two picks inside the top 10 on the trade table, then the Saints would seriously consider swapping their top pick.
Ryder negotiations restart
Essendon ruckman Paddy Ryder can still make it to Port Adelaide without taking his club to the AFL's grievance tribunal, despite the Bombers refusing to release him from his contract.
The Age reports Essendon and Port Adelaide must restart negotiations over Ryder on Monday, after the Bombers decided against releasing the 26-year-old from the final two years of his contract so he could move to the Power as a free agent.
If the Bombers had released him from his contract they would have received pick No.21 from the League as compensation.
The Power has tried to set up several deals with Essendon involving their first-round draft selection (pick No.17).