Hawthorn is looking to trade their first-round pick once again this off-season, despite AFL rules in place to prevent them from doing so.
AFL rules currently state teams are restricted from trading their first-round selections for three years straight, although the Hawks are hoping to do just that.
Hawthorn landed Chad Wingard last season and swapped first-round selections with the Saints in 2017, although with the Hawks on the lookout for more talent, SEN Crunch Time host Gerard Whateley said the Hawks will be allowed to use the selection.
“They (Hawthorn) will be able to get that waived,” Whateley said on SEN’s Crunch Time.
“It’s there for the clubs who might recklessly do it. I think you make your submission and get that waived. It would be the first instance of it, because no team has done it before.
“I think they (Hawthorn) will simply apply and they (the AFL) will simply go ‘yes, you know what you’re doing’.
“I think it’s there as a precaution against clubs who do crazy things. Hawthorn are not doing crazy things. They know precisely what they are doing.”
The Hawks finished just outside the finals places for 2019, after the Bulldogs defeated Adelaide in the final round.