ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Rory Laird of the Crows handballs during the 2018 AFL round 22 match between the Adelaide Crows and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Adelaide Oval on August 19, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media/Getty Images)

A number of clubs are tracking the availability of star Adelaide defender Rory Laird, according to former Crow Andrew Jarman.

Jarman believes the club’s poor performances on the field over the last couple of seasons has left them “vulnerable.”

“Vultures have left their nest. He would be a very good pick up with one of these powerhouse, Essendon, Hawthorn-type clubs,” Jarman told Triple M’s Rush Hour with Jars Louie.

“I don’t know what his situation is. But all I’m saying is that those smart clubs, they hand pick three or four of the best ones. And he’s on that list.”

Laird, who is from South Australia, is contracted until the end of 2021, when he will become a restricted free agent.

He was a rare bright spot for the Crows in an otherwise disappointing campaign, averaging 28.3 disposals, 5.7 marks and five rebound 50s.