Adelaide have emerged as a premiership contender in 2023 thanks to their trusted development in high-end draftees, trade recruitment and reliable veterans that are steering Matthew Nicks' side toward September.

The South Australian side is home to one of the younger lists in the competition and looks to be getting stronger as the year goes on, however there are areas the Crows could consider to bolster for 2024.

In the first part of our club-by-club AFL trade targets series, we've taken a look at the potential off-contract players Adelaide could look to attract to West Lakes

The Crows have flagged their interest in South Australian talent that could be made available this off-season, and that's the path we've taken in assessing their potential trade targets in 2023.

2. Bailey Williams

The Crows have already been tied to Williams amid reportedly stale contract talks between the South Australian and his current club.

The Bulldogs utility is another Victorian-based free agent that could consider a move back to his home state and do so through a move to Adelaide.

Williams is a Swiss Army knife for Luke Beveridge, able to hold down an outside role across all three lines of the field.

The 25-year-old is averaging 17.9 disposals so far in 2023 - the second-highest season ball-winning rate of his career behind a breakout 2018 campaign, with Williams also good for 5.9 marks, 2.5 inside 50s and 4.4 score involvements each outing.

The Brighton District junior is also moving the ball as cleanly as he ever has across his eight years at the Kennel with a disposal efficiency rating of 79.6%.

Williams could be a versatile trade target for the Crows to consider, with his addition likely to alleviate the likes of Jordan Dawson to play more inside midfield time or be used as a successor to Brodie Smith at half-back.

With questions over Paul Seedsman's future amid a battle with concussion, Williams could only fill a void if Seedsman is to leave the game at the end of this year.