AFL Rd 18 - North Melbourne v West Coast
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17: The Kangaroos huddle during the 2020 AFL Round 18 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on September 17, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

North Melbourne champion David King has urged his former club to consider trading pick 2 in exchange for multiple selections in next month’s AFL Draft.

The Kangaroos have revealed they are open to trading their top pick, with several competitors holding onto multiple first-round selections following the conclusion of the trade period.

King said that North Melbourne should consider opening discussions with Essendon in a deal that would see the Kangaroos land two of the Bombers’ top 10 selections.

“What if Essendon gave North Melbourne picks six and seven – I think you’ve got to look at it,” he said on SEN Breakfast.

“The start of a rebuild needs volume more than it does the absolute star, you make a good case with the generational forward because they’re hard to get.

“Do you need volume at this stage? I probably think you do. If the decision were mine and it was picks six and seven (in a trade), I think you’d have to look at it and I’d look at it.”

West Australian product Logan McDonald is heavily tipped to be the taken with the second selection at the draft, with the key-position forward set to fall behind Jamarra Ugle-Hagan.

The Kangaroos currently hold picks 2, 11, 30, 39, 71 and 81 in the draft.