Braydon Preuss

Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes has suggested three potential landing spots for Demons ruckman Braydon Preuss.

With Max Gawn and Luke Jackson both sidelined, Preuss battled nobly against one of the league’s best in Brodie Grundy in Saturday’s dominant win, collecting 12 touches and winning 24 hit-outs.

Since moving to the Demons from North Melbourne, Preuss has struggled to find game time at AFL level, with Cornes suggesting three clubs should look into luring the big man away from Melbourne.

“I was looking at Braydon Preuss play on the weekend and I was thinking this guy is too good not to be playing and his future is not at Melbourne,” he told SEN’s Whateley.

“It was questionable why they gave him a four-year deal in the first place behind Max Gawn, but then they go and draft Luke Jackson who’s playing ahead of him and was pick three.

“So, clearly the writing is on the wall and there’s a club out there that needs him.

“We just spoke about Adelaide, they could do with a ruckman because they’re getting beaten by Josh Dunkley in the ruck.

“Look at Geelong, they had a crack at Todd Goldstein, though it’s probably not pressing for Geelong with the way that they’re going, but is there interest there?

“Then there’s Essendon – is Preuss a viable option for Essendon? Tom Bellchambers is banged up so what does their ruck situation look like?

“Preuss has got a lot of footy left in him he’s played seven games in the last two seasons and he’s too good to be sitting in the twos behind an 18-year-old and Max Gawn.

“I think he’ll find a new home and he should in this trade period.”

Preuss has played just 16 games since being drafted in 2016 and has become a viable backup ruckman for both Melbourne and the Kangaroos.