At the time of writing, the Swans have booked a home preliminary finals berth against either Collingwood or Fremantle, and are shaping as one of the clear favourites to win the flag.

Their young list that is brimming with talent has only served them well thus far, with the few older souls within the side only serving to complement the youthful exuberance that they emit.

It seems as though there couldn't be anyone that could improve their best 22 at this point in time, however, as time wears on there will be cracks that begin to appear and areas of the field will be highlighted that John Longmire and his recruitment staff will look to address.

However, there are some areas that could be addressed in terms of depth, namely in the ruck with 2021 recruit Peter Ladhams not having proved himself by any stretch of the imagination this year.

Tom Hickey isn't getting any younger at almost 32 years of age, meaning that sooner rather than later, a replacement should be identified and moved for.

Additionally, someone else to break the game open when things aren't going the Swans' way might be wise as well. It might not be so hard to guess who they might be.

Without further ado, let's take a look at who the Swans could go and poach this off-season.


1. Dustin Martin

As expected, you hear the word game-changer, and you think Dustin Martin.

This man needn't an introduction. Three flags, three Norm Smiths, four All-Australians, two Jack Dyer Medals and a Brownlow. He is a living legend amongst the AFL community.

However, with the likes of Tim Taranto and Jacob Hopper reportedly on the way to Tigerland in 2023 and no one really knowing where the Tigers will get the cap space from, the most likely source should they have to push out a big name is Dustin Martin.

Yes, he hasn't been at his best since the start of season 2021, but a move to the harbour city and to a side on the cusp of winning premierships could be the perfect place to round out the final years of his career.

Add in the fact that Buddy Franklin's future is reportedly up in the air, and suddenly John Longmire could very well be considering 'Dusty' as their game breaker for the foreseeable future.