Despite being linked as part of a trade that would see Luke Jackson head to Fremantle and Melbourne shuffle draft selections while bidding farewell to Bedford, the 22-year-old has not been part of a three-club trade, with a sole pick from GWS swapping places with the NGA graduate.
GWS football boss Jason McCartney expressed his delight to welcome Bedford to the club.
“We're excited to welcome Toby to the GIANTS,” McCartney said in a club statement.
“We identified Toby as a player who could come in and add to our small-forward stocks, so we were thrilled he saw an opportunity at our club and pleased we could come to an agreement with Melbourne.
“He's a young and exciting player with a lot of potential, and we look forward to watching him continue to grow and develop over the coming years.”
Pick 44 may be used in a deal that will help the Dockers and Demons broker a deal for Jackson however.