Kristian Dwyer - TheCoventryEnd.com
Collingwood came, saw and conquered in the 2015 NAB Trade period, securing the services of the three players they so desperately wanted in Aish, Howe and Treloar.
Unlike Geelong however, it seems as though they didn’t have to trade their draft kitty away to the league and without an academy could still nab a first round quality player with their second round draft pick in pick 27.
Despite some handy additions there is still plenty of positions around the park that could be filled with some youthful exuberance.
27, 66, 77, 83, 84
Brayden Fiorini (Northern Knights, TAC Cup) – Whilst there’s going to be a lot of key position players going early in the draft, it will allow midfield dynamos like Fiorini to slip through the cracks.
A winger-cum-midfielder who can rack up the disposals, don’t be surprised if the Pies try to nab him if he’s still available.
Wildcard(s): Josh Dunkley (Gipplsand Power – TAC Cup/VFL) – Yet to ‘officially’ nominate himself as father/son for the draft, something of which he has 12 days to do, the inside midfielder may yet find himself picked up in the second round.
Whilst expected to be picked up by Sydney using the father/son rule, Collingwood may opt for Dunkley over other midfield prospects they would be looking at.
Where does this leave them situated: The Pies still have a lot of talent all over the park, so expect them to use this draft as a complement to the players they brought in over the trade period, if that. Securing a Dunkley or a Fiorini would be a coup though.