Essendon might have a buyer for Pick 1 in the national draft, with Greater Western Sydney interested in acquiring a pick inside the top three.
Although the Bombers have not yet secured the first choice, with five matches still to play in the season, the Giants are exploring a trade in which they would give up two of their three first-round draft picks in exchange for Pick 1.
Essendon has been on record saying that it would consider trading Pick 1 for the right price. There is a view among recruiters that the draft is even and that it is a year in which a top-three pick is worth trading for multiple picks inside the first round.
The Giants are in a different position to other clubs because they have a highly rated academy player in Will Setterfield, who might attract an early bid that forces the Giants to use the Treloar draft pick to claim him and downgrade their next picks.
But if they traded for Pick 1, 2 or 3, they would be able to select the player they want and still claim Setterfield.