The Brisbane Lions are reportedly weighing up a move for one of several backup talls for the 2022 season.

The decision comes after the loss of key tall forward Eric Hipwood, who will likely miss a majority of the 2022 season due to an ACL injury he acquired in Round 17.

The loss leaves a massive hole in the Lions' squad for the upcoming season, which a number of names are hoping to fill.

The Herald Sun reports that one of the biggest names set to be a target for Brisbane during the trade period is Magpie Mason Cox.

AFL Rd 1 - Collingwood v Western Bulldogs
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Mason Cox of the Magpies marks during the round one AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 19, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The tall forward is yet to be offered a contract extension at Collingwood and has previously admitted that he is open to opportunities at other AFL clubs.

Whilst a limited salary cap may make this option unavailable for the Lions, AFL Nation's Gerard Healy is of the belief that the Collingwood ruck-forward may need to lower his salary may actually make this option possible.

“I think Mason (Cox) will land up somewhere else,” Healy said last month.

“I think he needs to get used to the idea that he’s not going to be on $500,000 or $600,000 (per son), it’s probably going to be more like $200,000 with incentives if he plays."

As well as Cox, the Lions are also showing a large interest in ex-Blue Levi Casboult.

AFL Rd 4 - Essendon v Carlton
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Levi Casboult of the Blues runs with the ball during the round 4 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Carlton Blues at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 27, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Despite being delisted by Carlton after 154 appearances, both the Lions and Queensland rival the Suns are showing a keen interest in the key-forward.

Brisbane are seemingly more keen to sign on the Carlton life member, with his smaller salary cap a perfect fit to help give the team a stronger chance at a premiership in 2022.

Geelong’s Darcy Fort is also on Brisbane's radar. However, the forward has one more year left with the Cats, meaning he would need to be traded in exchange for a draft pick in order to join the Lions.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18: Darcy Fort of the Cats celebrates a goal during the round nine AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Western Bulldogs at GMHBA Stadium on May 18, 2019 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

With midfielder Lachie Neale taking up a significant part in Brisbane's salary cap after declining an impressive offer from the Dockers, the Lions are expected to only be minor players in this year's trade period.

However, after winning only one of their past six finals in the last three seasons, the Lions are in desperate need of some assistance to help boost their future premiership contentions.