MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Finn Callaghan of Vic Metro poses for a photograph during the 2021 NAB AFL Draft Victoria Training Day at Trevor Barker Oval on November 15, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

The GWS Giants are coming off a promising year, winning a final against cross-town rivals in the Sydney Swans and will look to improve even further heading into 2022.

With two early first-round picks, the Giants will have the opportunity to select some top-end talent, which they are no stranger to acquiring.

A bid on promising tall forward Sam Darcy over Nick Daicos appears likely for the Giants, however with the Dogs certain to match the bid for Darcy, silky left-footer Finn Callaghan is the top option to land in western Sydney.

As draft night fast approaches, we look ahead to what the night may look like for the Giants list managers.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Jonathon Patton (L) chosen as number one draft pick by Western Sydney Giants looks along the line of top ten draft picks during the 2011 AFL Draft at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on November 24, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Draft hand

Picks: 2, 13, 53, 54, 70
Draft Points: 4211

GWS hold two picks inside the first round and are experienced in drafting at the top end of the order with players such as Tom Green, Jye Caldwell and Tim Taranto being taken in the first round in recent years.

The Giants have attracted interest from rival clubs in Gold Coast and Adelaide hoping to trade up for Pick 2, but it appears likely that GWS will hold onto their top pick, which gives them more options to select a top-end talent in Wednesday's draft.

A healthy tally of draft points will give the Giants flexibility in the draft, with the potential to be able to acquire more picks if need be, and be able to bid on their academy prospects, such as skilled defender Josh Fahey.

List needs 

A key-forward:
The Giants are in need of a tall presence inside the forward 50 to support Harry Himmelberg after the departure of Jeremy Finlayson, who moved on to Alberton to join Port Adelaide.

Forward Jesse Hogan is also in the lineup and can fill the void that Finlayson left, but is often injury-prone, so another tall would give the Giants insurance heading into 2022.

Despite being tipped to bid on father-son prospect Sam Darcy, son of Bulldogs great Luke, with the second pick of the draft, the Giants will have to look elsewhere given the imminent matched bid.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Sam Darcy of the Chargers kicks during the NAB League Boys match between the Eastern Ranges and the Oakleigh Chargers at Preston City Oval on April 10, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Grimes/AFL Photos)

Draft focus: Carlton

Outside Midfielder:
It is no surprise that the Giants have a plethora of talented midfielders on their list, and they look set to draft another one with their top pick.

An emerging outside runner is sure to aid the workload and impact of star duo Lachie Whitfield and Josh Kelly, while also offering plenty of run from defence and further up the field.

While a midfielder isn't necessarily a pressing need for the club, it seems Leon Cameron is set to move for the 'best available option' on the board, and Finn Callaghan fits the bill.

Callaghan would fit in nicely with fellow onballers in Kelly, Tim Taranto and Jacob Hopper to form a formidable midfield lineup in 2022.

Ideal recruits

Finn Callaghan (midfielder):
As mentioned, Callaghan is the best available player in the draft for the Giants, after Jason Horne-Francis, Nick Daicos and Sam Darcy.

He's been likened to Bulldogs star Marcus Bontempelli with his silky left foot, which is high praise that would light up the eyes of many recruiters.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Finn Callaghan in action during the NAB AFL Academy training session at Gosch’s Paddock on April 22, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

Throughout his six games with the Sandringham Dragons, the talented midfielder averaged 24.3 disposals, 3.2 tackles and 4.5 marks.

Would be a worthy selection for the Giants and could very well blossom into the best player from this draft class.

Mac Andrew [ruck/forward]:
Whilst Callaghan will be the most talented player at the Giants' disposal, Mac Andrew could be the player that best fits the club's needs at the present time.

Possessing height and athleticism that could see him play anywhere on the ground from the ruck to a key forward or defender, Andrew would be a selection that comes with a greater risk than Callaghan but could see GWS reap the rewards with this selection.

BENDIGO, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 11: Mac Andrew of the Stingrays runs with the ball during the NAB League Boys match between the GWV Rebels and the Dandenong Stingrays at Queen Elizabeth Oval on April 11, 2021 in Bendigo, Australia. (Photo by Martin Keep/AFL Photos)

With comparisons to Melbourne's Luke Jackson, who also went early in the first round of the 2019 National Draft, Andrew is a draft bolter in recent times due to his ruck craft and explosive athleticism.

With the departure of talls in the side such as Shane Mumford and Jeremy Finlayson, the Dandenong Stingrays product is an exciting prospect that the Giants will be tempted to select.

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Josh Fahey (defender):
A Giants Academy player, Fahey will likely end up at the Giants, with the club having enough points to be able to bid on the medium-sized defender.

Played in the Giants' VFL side as well as the NAB AFL Academy and impressed with his hard-nosed attitude, attack on the ball and ball use in rebounding from defensive 50.

Expected to go around the 25-30 mark, Fahey should end up a Giant by the end of the draft.

Jye Amiss (key-forward):
A Western Australian product who played extremely well for East Perth in the WAFL colts as a key forward, kicking 51 goals on the season.

Has drawn comparisons to West Coast veteran forward Josh Kennedy and would be a handy pick up for the Giants.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: Jye Amiss of Western Australia in action during the NAB AFL U19 Championships game between Western Australia and South Australia at Mineral Resources Park on August 28, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Expected to go in the 8-15 range, so the Giants will have to wait and see if West Coast take the 196cm forward with pick 10, otherwise, he could be there for Leon Cameron and his team to swoop at Pick 13.