Collingwood had a busy trade period at the end of the 2022 season, picking up Brownlow medallist Tom Mitchell, small forward Bobby Hill, forward and ruck option Dan McStay and the versatile Billy Frampton, who has been one of the value-for-money recruits of the season.

After such an aggressive trade period, it is unlikely Collingwood will attack hard again this year, with list guru Derek Hine noting on Gettable they would look for "one or two new additions."

In this part of our club-by-club AFL trade targets series, we've taken a look at the potential off-contract players Collingwood could look to lure to the AIA Centre.


1. Adam Tomlinson

Tomlinson hasn't had the impact he would've hoped for since crossing to Melbourne from GWS, playing just 33 games across four seasons. Instead, the Demons have favoured Steven May, Jake Lever and Harrison Petty for their backline.

Tomlinson was open to moving clubs during last year's trade period, with Melbourne's list manager Tim Lamb openly expressing that he would be happy to facilitate a move for Tomlinson to receive more opportunities.

A key defender, Tomlinson is another who would be able to complement the likes of Moore and Murphy in defence. He has a strong presence in the VFL, often ranking as one of the best players on the ground, and was also an integral part of the Casey Demons team which won the 2022 VFL Premiership.

When he has played this season, Tomlinson has averaged 15.2 disposals, 1.6 tackles and one intercept mark. Tomlinson showed what he can do when he's playing his best footy across the 2017-2019 seasons at GWS.

After 11 seasons in the AFL, could he cross to Collingwood to reignite his career?