Carlton has joined Brisbane in requesting a priority draft pick in this year’s National Draft.

“We now need to make good decisions for Carlton, for our growth and for the future,” Blues’ CEO Steven Trigg said.

“To that end, this week we have formally submitted a request to the AFL for a priority draft pick.

“We certainly believe that Carlton should be given strong consideration on this by the AFL Commission. Moreover, a priority selection will obviously assist our rebuild by helping Carlton improve quicker – and a competitive Carlton is vital for a healthy AFL competition.”

What might not work in Carlton’s favour, is the fact that Gibbs, Murphy and Kreuzer are all former No. 1 draft picks who are currently on the Blues’ list.

Carlton also played finals just two years ago when the club was promoted into eighth spot in 2013 in place of the suspended Essendon, further weakening their claims of being a long suffering bottom side in need of a priority pick.