MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Aaron Cadman of the NAB AFL Academy kicks the ball during the match between the AFL Academy and Collingwood Magpies at Skybus Stadium on May 21, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

North Melbourne may have a suitor for their No.1 pick at this year's National Draft, with GWS setting their sights on securing Greater Western Victoria forward Aaron Cadman from this year's class.

The Roos are noted to be open to parting with the prized pick this year, however the scenario may change should last year's No.1 pick in Jason Horne-Francis depart Arden Street before next Wednesday night's trade deadline.

But it's likely North Melbourne are still taking offers for their first-round selection in a deal that would see them gain multiple first-round picks for this year's draft in return.

The Giants are among the few clubs that hold a draft hand that might please the Roos, with News CorpĀ suggesting the New South Wales side is pressing their case for Pick 1.

After losing Tim Taranto, the Giants currently hold Picks 3, 12, 15 and 19 along with several layer selections, with Pick 3 and two more early selections likely needed to gain Pick 1.

They're also likely to gain more top selections with the pending departures of Jacob Hopper and tanner Bruhn to Richmond and Geelong respectively.

The Giants' hopes of hitting the top of the draft board come amid their interest in the aforementioned Cadman, whose stellar 2022 campaign with the Rebels and Vic Country has seen him bolt into contention for Pick 1.

North Melbourne are likely to bid on Brisbane father-son prospect Will Ashcroft atop the draft before turning their attention to a quartet of names, with Cadman the only non-midfielder in that shortened group.

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George Wardlaw, Harry Sheezel and Elijah Tsatas are also in the top five mix and could be of interest to the Roos, however Cadman's position as the draft's best key forward falls as the most suitable selection for the Roos.

Should Horne-Francis depart and the Roos gain Pick 8, they may move for one of the three early midfielders and have their sights on Oakleigh tall forward Matt Jefferson with their second selection.

Jefferson, a more athletic forward, is in consideration for the top 10, while Cadman has emerged at the front of the key-forward queue after his 34 goals from 12 games for GWV in 2022.