EX-NORTH Melbourne midfielder Trent Dumont could receive a lifeline from Port Adelaide.
Dumont was delisted by the Roos this year after 113 games in seven seasons, including being a member of the leadership group in 2020.
The 26-year-old failed to find a new home as a delisted free agent, but he has spoken to the Power and could still join the club.
"We follow all South Australians in the system. We have spoken to Trent Dumont, but whether he does make it onto our list, and how that happens, depends how the draft plays out," national recruiting manager Geoff Parker said on Tuesday.
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Parker mentioned prospects Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera and Josh Sinn as potential options for their first pick at No.12, while they are also expecting a bid for father-son Jase Burgoyne to come in the second half of the draft.
"Everyone has seen that Nasiah has some talent and there is no doubt he would be in discussions for our first pick at No. 12, if he still available," Parker said.
"It is a big discussion. I honestly do not know if he will be or won't be. It is really hard to know, particularly when there is live bidding for picks."
With no picks in the second or third round, Power list manager Jason Cripps has already had preliminary discussions with rival clubs about the prospect of trading back in.
"You need to have a group of players (in those rounds) who still interest you," Parker said.
"They have to enhance your list. You then also have to weigh up the cost of coming back into the second and third rounds.
"It is a debate between the recruiting staff, the list-management staff and the coaching group.
"I would think that on (Wednesday night) we will go in with what we have (pick No. 12). We will always look at improving our list. If that is trading back into the second and third rounds (on Thursday) - and what that costs us - is something we have to weigh up."