THE WESTERN Bulldogs have instigated two live pick swaps to maximise its draft hand ahead of matching Greater Western Sydney's bid on father-son Sam Darcy at No.2.

The first deal involved the Bulldogs off-loading their first selection – currently pick No.23 – to Geelong and acquiring picks No.32 and 34 in return.

They backed up minutes later by dealing 32, 52 and a future third-round selection to North Melbourne in exchange for 42, 47 and a future third.

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Dogs snap up Darcy in anticipated father-son selection

The Bulldogs match the Giants' bid to make Sam Darcy the second selection in the 2021 NAB AFL Draft

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The upshot was the Bulldogs were able to match the Giants' bid on Darcy, son of Luke, while also flipping picks with the Kangaroos in next year's draft.

After Darcy went to the Dogs at pick No.2, the Roos also were involved in a trade with Collingwood. North received the Pies' second-round pick of No.36 and gave up a third-round pick (No.48, originally the Bulldogs' No.52 before the Darcy bid) and a future third-round selection (tied to the Bulldogs)

Darcy's selection was the first of two father-sons to go early in the night, with Nick Daicos going to Collingwood after Gold Coast put a bid on him at No.4.

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Pies land their man in heavily-hyped Nick Daicos

Collingwood match Gold Coast's bid to make father-son gun Nick Daicos the fourth selection in the 2021 NAB AFL Draft

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Daicos will join his brother Josh and follow in the footsteps of his dad Peter at the Magpies.

The Bulldogs were not the only club busy trading, with Port Adelaide moving up two spots to select running defender Josh Sinn at No.12.

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To do so, Port gave West Coast its first round selection – No.14 – as well as a future second-round selection.

The Eagles slid two spots and grabbed Sandringham midfielder Campbell Chesser.