Collingwood’s 2016 season has been terrible so far as they currently sit 2-5 after the first seven rounds of this season. Their coach Nathan Buckley is under the pump, the players are not performing up to standard and club president, Eddie McGuire has been in the media basically every week this season. It is about to get worse knowing that the future first round pick they traded to GWS to secure Adam Treloar will benefit GWS in the upcoming draft.
In last year’s trade, the AFL introduced trading future draft picks so it gave clubs a chance in acquiring players they want quicker. Collingwood and GWS made a trade which included GWS trading midfielder Adam Treloar and their second round pick in return for a current and future first round pick and fourth round pick. The future draft pick now looks like it will work in GWS’s favour.
The selection of this future draft pick will be determined where Collingwood finish at the end of the season and thus far, it looks like Collingwood will finish towards the bottom of the ladder. GWS have started this season well and look like making finals at this rate so a high draft pick is a bonus for this club.
The higher the draft pick is, the better chance that GWS can pick up players from their academy which includes some players who could potentially go in the first round. Collingwood are likely to see the draft pick they used to trade last year to be in the top 10 unless they turn their season around and start winning matches.