Main content

Eagles creep up draft board after sending Kelly pick to Lions

West Coast hands Brisbane two picks and receives a third-round pick in return - AFL,West Coast Eagles,Brisbane Lions,Tag-Trade,Trade,Game,News,Update
West Coast hands Brisbane two picks and receives a third-round pick in return

WEST Coast has edged up the draft order in a swap of late picks with Brisbane.

The Eagles packaged selections 52 and 64 to the Lions for No.46 and 91.

Pick 46 is now West Coast's top selection in this year's NAB AFL National Draft, with Essendon originally sending the Eagles No.52 as part of the Tim Kelly mega-deal.

HOME SWEET HOME Kelly finally an Eagle after mega-trade

The deal is worth 16 more points to Brisbane on the AFL draft value index, which is effectively the same as pick 72.

David Noble had a quote on Thursday that might give some context as to why clubs make these late pick swaps. 

"Some clubs might think that they’re able to get the two or three guys that they like a bit further down in the draft so therefore they can split a pick out early and get the two players that they feel are going to help them," Noble told Telstra AFL Trade Radio.

Draft value index
ROUND ONE   ROUND TWO ROUND THREE ROUND FOUR ROUND FIVE
Pick/Pts Pick/Pts Pick/Pts Pick/Pts Pick/Pts
1. 3000 19. 948 37. 483 55. 207 73. 9
2. 2517 20. 912 38. 465 56. 194 74. -
3. 2234 21. 878 39. 446 57. 182  
4. 2034 22. 845 40. 429 58. 170  
5. 1878 23. 815 41. 412 59. 158  
6. 1751 24. 785 42. 395 60. 146  
7. 1644 25. 756 43. 378 61. 135  
8. 1551 26. 729 44. 362 62. 123  
9. 1469 27. 703 45. 347 63. 112  
10. 1395 28. 677 46. 331 64. 101  
11. 1329 29. 653 47. 316 65. 90  
12. 1268 30. 629 48. 302 66. 80  
13. 1212 31. 606 49. 287 67. 69  
14. 1161 32. 584 50. 273 68. 59  
15. 1112 33. 563 51. 259 69. 49  
16. 1067 34. 542 52. 246 70. 39  
17. 1025 35. 522 53. 233 71. 29  
18. 985 36. 502 54. 220 72. 19