The Western Bulldogs have moved right up the draft board after securing the fourth pick of the 2023 AFL Draft in a pick swap with the Gold Coast Suns.

During the opening day of the change period, Bulldogs list boss Sam Power sent picks 10 and 17 at this year's draft and a future first-round selection to the Suns for picks 4, 46, 51 and a future third-round pick.

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With the Suns set to welcome in Academy graduates Jed Walter, Jake Rogers and Ethan Read at November's National Draft, the Carrara club required draft points to make sure the trio of talented locals all ended up in club colours.

In securing a pair of first-round selections this year, as well as a chance to double dip next season, Gold Coast has all but secured the ability to bring Walter, Rogers and Read through the door while strengthening their hand for next season.

It is yet to be seen whether Power and the Bulldogs hold onto pick 4, or make a belated play for West Coast's opening pick and the rights to consensus No.1 pick Harley Reid.

The Whitten Oval side is now likely to hold the capital to make father-son gun Jordan Croft a Bulldog, seeing the talented teenager follow in his father Matthew's footsteps.

Between 1991 and 2004, Matthew wore the Dogs' red, white and blue on 186 occasions.

At present, the Dogs now hold picks 4, 37, 46, 51, 66, 69 and 72, while over at Carrara, list boss Craig Cameron is now armed with the 10th, 17th, 29th, 35th, 45th, 50th, 59th, 63rd, 68th and 71st selections.