GEELONG is one of the key players at this month's NAB AFL Draft, with three picks inside the opening 24 selections.

List manager Stephen Wells joins this week's Road to the Draft podcast, brought to you by Hostplus, to discuss the Cats' suite of picks and their intentions for the selections.

Can they package the picks and try to move up the board? Will they address a need for a tall? Is a first-round bolter in their mix?

Plus, we go inside the Tim Kelly trade to West Coast as Wells reveals when he believed the Cats were going to lose the star midfielder. 

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Join hosts Callum Twomey and Riley Beveridge on the Road to the Draft podcast, featuring discussion on the next generation of stars plus interviews with key coaches, recruiters and prospects.  

In this week's episode ...

We get the rundown on Geelong's plans at the upcoming draft, an overview on its Telstra AFL Trade Period ins and outs, how the Cats are looking to take that extra step in 2020 and where their list demographic sits.

Episode guide

1:20 – Why the Cats always planned for Tim Kelly to leave the club.

6:00 – Are the Cats all chips in on a tilt at the flag in 2020 with their senior experience?

7:25 – The impact Geelong hopes recruits Jack Steven and Josh Jenkins can make next year.

9:00 – The area of the Cats' list that could be bolstered at the draft.

10:00 – What will Geelong do with its two first-round picks? Wells discusses the club's plans and the prospects in the mix.

12:30 – How the club's coach and chief executive are involved in its draft decisions.

15:50 – Wells explains why the Cats rang Jordan Clark five times on draft day last year before selecting him.

17:40 – How much of a factor in Geelong's recruiting is picking locals, and the one that got away for Wells.

25:30 – We answer your Twitter questions, including who is in the Bombers' sights.

29:30 – The 2015 deal that might be in Melbourne's mind as it considers a pick swap.

33:25 – Why Dylan Stephens could be the man for Adelaide at pick No.4.

38:10 – Who will be available for Port Adelaide with its two first-round picks?