Kane Cornes has targeted the West Coast Eagles after reports of trade offers they rejected for the number one pick.
The Eagles hold top spots in the upcoming AFL Draft, with youngster Harley Reid tipped as the consensus first overall pick.
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Sign up now and start streaming instantly > After the AFL trade period ended, all eyes turned to the draft with two teams throwing the kitchen sink at the Eagles for the first pick.
AFL Media reports the Kangaroos have made an offer based on pick 2, adding two picks later in their first round – they have 15, 17 and 18 – while receiving picks 1 and 23 in return.
Meanwhile, the Devils, who trade aggressively in order, offer picks 6, 11, 42 and their future first-round pick in exchange for pick 1.
Both The offers were all rejected.
A decision that left Cornes completely devastated.
“Cal Twomey tweeted today about his selection and position as offers quickly came in from other clubs for West Coast and Harley Reid,” Cornes said on SEN Sportsday.
“That’s what Melbourne offered according to Cal, pick 6, 11, 42 and a future first round pick for pick one and West Coast said no.
“Are they crazy or do they know something we don’t?
” Maybe that’s why this year’s draft is so incredibly shallow.
“That looks like an incredible deal, three first round picks and two of the premium first round picks along with a sweet pick 42.
That’s still not enough.
” “I doubt that will happen (eventually).
I stress that the West Coast would trade this and it would be crazy not to.
“I think it will be around draft day or closer.
” Most analysts believe that West Coast should and will trade the pick, mainly because the Wooden Spoons need more than just a first-round prospect to improve their roster, even though Reid is Victorians (and therefore the likelihood of wanting to move at some point) continues to be high.
Concerns about returning home were part of the reason West Coast also lowered its order last year, sending 2nd picks to Nos.
9 (Reuben Ginbey) and 14 (Elijah Hewett), both of whom came from WA, along with two future picks.
The Eagles rejected the Kangaroos’ offer of four late first-round picks during the trade period – 15, 18, 21 and one late first-round pick next year, 15, 21 and two late-round picks one.
first round pick next year.
The 2023 AFL Draft will take place over two nights at Marvel Stadium and begin on November 20 before concluding on November 21.