While there aren't many holes to fill in their list, Melbourne have consistently looked to experiment with who they send out on the track during Simon Goodwin's tenure.

Steven May, Jake Lever, Ed Langdon and Lachie Hunter have all been added in recent years and thrived in a set role when called upon.

Three of those names were part of their 2021 premiership run and even with the rock-solid lineup they now possess, we can still expect the Demons to make some moves and add to their premiership credentials.

Here are five targets Melbourne could have their sights on in the upcoming off-season trade period.


1. Tom Fullarton

Brodie Grundy will remain a Melbourne mystery over the off-season as teams and fans ponder what his job looks like come 2024.

If the Demons look to move on from him and find a ruck-forward replacement, Brisbane's Tom Fullarton looks an ideal option.

Footy fans will be pleased to know that Fullarton has a basketball background and as a dynamic, 24-year-old, 200cm forward, he could play the exact role Melbourne are looking for in Grundy for a low price compared to what they are currently paying the former All-Australian ruckman.

His agility and ability to play a variety of positions creates a mouth-watering prospect for any club, especially Melbourne who have been an attractive destination club for a half-decade now.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 04: Tom Fullarton of the Lions celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL 1st Semi Final match between the Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs at The Gabba on September 04, 2021 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Such a move isn't without its risks also, where Melbourne could spend another year wasting time on a ruck duo that simply won't function to expectations.

Still, without the market value of other free agents, Fullarton may be an asset too intriguing to pass up.