The GIANTS head into the 2021 draft in a position of strength after bringing three first-round draft picks into the club across the player exchange period.
The club completed a historic trade with Geelong on the final day of the trade period which saw the GIANTS receive picks 13, 15 and 20 in exchange for Jeremy Cameron.
The GIANTS also welcomed power forward Jesse Hogan and ruck Braydon Preuss to strengthen the club’s list for the immediate future.
GIANTS General Manager of Football Jason McCartney said the club maximised their return across the player exchange period.
"We're really pleased to be able to secure a really strong return across this period,” McCartney said.
“We obviously came into this period with players who were looking to explore opportunities elsewhere and we feel that we’ve been able to maximise our returns to put ourselves in a really strong draft position for this year and next.
“We’ll continue to add to our list with some of the best available talent while we were also able to welcome Jesse and Braydon to the club.
“Both Jesse and Braydon add experience as mature-age players and the pair are really excited to be GIANTS.
“They’re looking to take their games to a new level, and we believe they both have the capabilities to be strong contributors to our football club.”
The GIANTS head into the 2021 draft with picks 10, 13, 15, 20, 29, 52 and 88.
It was a busy final day of the player exchange period that saw Jeremy Cameron become a Cat and Jye Caldwell move to Essendon.
The historic trade saw the GIANTS receive the three first-round picks from Geelong for Cameron, the first time a player has been exchanged for three first-round draft picks.
Jye Caldwell then joined Essendon with the GIANTS receiving pick 29 and a future second-round pick. The future second-round pick was then on-traded to Geelong as part of the historic trade.
The club also farewelled Zac Langdon to the West Coast Eagles while Zac Williams joined Carlton and Aidan Corr became a Kangaroo via free agency.
Out of contract second-year midfielder Jackson Hately expressed a desire to return home to Adelaide however a suitable trade was unable to be facilitated before the deadline.
The draft will be held the week commencing December 7 with the exact date to be confirmed.