Collingwood may look at trading up in tonight's draft, with recruiting boss Derek Hine refusing to rule out some last minute swaps to move up the order.

The Pies currently hold Pick 16 as their opening selection, followed by 25, 27, 51, 79, giving themselves some currency to trade should they try to snag a higher rated prospect.

Hine joined AFL Media's Draft Countdown on Monday, saying that the Pies were staying open minded heading into draft night, saying they will "wait and see" how the first round plays out.

"There's a bit of interest around the 16, we're not ruling anything in or out," Hine said.

"From our perspective, we haven't got that future second, future third, so it sort of limits our scope to a certain extent.

"We've got the two picks in the 20's that are a little bit of currency and obviously our first pick, so we'll just wait and see.

"It appears to be and it's pretty clear if you ask all 18 clubs, that there's a dozen or so players at that front end ... I suppose that next group, there would be 12, 16, 17 that could come into that discussion.

"So like any draft we've just got to sit back and wait for what comes through to us."

Hine was also asked about Harry Barnett, one of the highest rated ruck prospects in the draft, following the loss of Brodie Grundy in this year's trade period.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Harry Barnett of South Australia competes for the ball during the U18 AFL Boys Championship match between SA v Vic Country at Thebarton Oval on June 26, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Barnes/Getty Images via AFL Photos)

The 202cm prospect impressed this year, playing in both the National Champions and SANFL and could fill the void left by Grundy, should he still be available when the Pies have their first selection.

Barnett averaged 24.8 hit-outs per game in 12 outings for West Adelaide in 2022, attracting interest from West Coast and Sydney in addition to the Pies.

"He's been really consistent," Hine said of Barnett.

"I think that particular group of players, you know it's all in the eye of the beholder."

The first round of the 2022 AFL National Draft gets underway on Monday night, to be continued on Tuesday.