CLUBS are calling Melbourne's pick No.3 as the first 'live' selection at this year's NAB AFL Draft. But who are the players in the Demons' sights?
Melbourne recruiting manager Jason Taylor joined this week's Road to the Draft podcast, brought to you by Hostplus, and reveals the players in the mix to be taken by the Dees.
Taylor shares an insight into the Demons' thinking with their two top-10 picks, and whether the club will be keeping the choices at the draft – or trading them to a rival before then.
In a wide-ranging interview, Taylor takes listeners inside the Demons' recruiting 'war room' and how they are planning for a crucial draft.
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 Melbourne's plans at the upcoming draft, an overview on its trade period inclusions, how the Demons are finding ways to improve their recruiting and the players the club expects to rise in 2020.
1:15 – Inside Melbourne's recruiting conference this week.
2:45 – An overview on the Dees' trade period and what he expects Adam Tomlinson and Ed Langdon to bring to the club.
4:35 – Why the Demons' view of the 2020 draft was a big factor in their pick swap with North Melbourne.
6:50 – How many offers did Melbourne get for pick No.3 in the trade period?
9:15 – Taylor reveals the players in the mix to be the Demons' opening selection.
16:00 – Will Melbourne chase a small forward at the draft?
19:50 – Taylor gives an insight into Melbourne's interest in Harley Bennell.
21:20 – What's the internal view of where the list is at?
22:15 – A look at the Demons' draftees from 2018 and their progress at the club.
25:40 – The players Taylor expects to take a step forward for the Dees in 2020.
31:10 – Why an extra trade period might not be the way to go.