The Swans have made their first of many anticipated forays into the 2018 AFL Trade Period, trading their prized first-round draft selection (13) to Carlton, receiving two second-round draft selections and a third-round selection in return.
Their deal with Carlton and Adelaide was the circuit breaker in a deal to bring Mitch McGovern to Carlton, finalised on Wednesday morning.
A break-through was reached on Tuesday night, with Adelaide receiving Sydney's pick No. 13, with the Blues steadfast in their refusal to trade their coveted No. 1 pick.
The acquisition of two more second-round draft picks will assist the Swans in matching any bid for their highly touted Academy prospect Nick Blakey, who has already nominated the Swans as his club of choice.
Son of Brisbane Lions and North Melbourne great John Blakey, Nick can still be picked by the Lions or Kangaroos as a father-son prospect, while the Swans can pick him as an Academy prospect.
The combined value of picks 26 and 28 in the AFL Draft Point Index equates to a traditional pick 10.
In addition to pick 33 for finishing 7th and Collingwood's 2018 second round No. 38, the Swans hold enough points to ward off any potential draft - equivalent to the No. 3 pick.
1: Pick 13 to Carlton, received 26, 28 and 40 Trade
2: Gary Rohan to Geelong for pick 61
3: Ryan Clarke (North Melbourne) to Sydney for pick 61 Trade
4: Dan Hannebery to St Kilda & pick 28 for pick 39 and 2019 2nd round Trade
Indicative Draft Order
26: Sydney Swans [2nd] (Carlton)
33: Sydney Swans [2nd]
38: Sydney Swans [2nd] (Collingwood 2018 Future 2nd Round)
39: Sydney Swans [2nd] (St Kilda)
40: Sydney Swans [3rd] (Adelaide/Carlton)
69: Sydney Swans [4th]
87: Sydney Swans [5th]
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