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These are the winners and losers of the AFL’s trade period

Jaeger O'Meara got to Hawthorn - eventually. Photo: Getty
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Fremantle and Gold Coast were the big winners in the AFL’s trade period – but Hawthorn may have shot themselves in the foot, according to Denis Pagan.

The Dockers added Hawks winger Bradley Hill, Dogs premiership defender Joel Hamling and key forwards Cam McCarthy and Shane Kersten – while the Suns won themselves four picks in the top 10 due to canny trading.

“Fremantle have done superbly. They’ve added in all areas,” two-time premiership-winning coach Pagan told The New Daily.

“Once a player wants to leave, there’s no going back. So, for the Suns to lose Dion Prestia (Richmond) and Jaeger O’Meara (Hawthorn), but end up with four top-10 picks – that’s a great result.

“Hawthorn have got O’Meara but their approach has been very mercenary.”

See Pagan’s full analysis of the trade period below:

Players in: Nil
Players out: Jarryd Lyons (Gold Coast)
2016 draft picks: 13, 43, 53, 67, 89, 107, 125
Pagan says: “Bryce Gibbs was the one they wanted. Lyons going has actually weakened their midfield.”

In: Jack Frost (Collingwood)
Out: Pearce Hanley (Gold Coast)
Picks: 3, 16, 21, 22, 76, 78, 96, 114, 132
Pagan: “Coach Chris Fagan has a big job ahead but he can attack the draft with his four early picks.”

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Pearce Hanley is now a Sun. Photo: Getty

In: Billie Smedts (Geelong), Rhys Palmer (Greater Western Sydney), Caleb Marchbank (Greater Western Sydney), Jarrod Pickett (Greater Western Sydney)
Out: Zach Tuohy (Geelong)
Picks: 5, 25, 48, 63, 66, 70, 81, 99, 117
Pagan: “Tuohy is a pretty significant loss. Not sure Palmer adds much. They did well to keep Gibbs.”

In: Daniel Wells (North Melbourne), Chris Mayne (Fremantle), Will Hoskin-Elliott (Greater Western Sydney), Lynden Dunn (Melbourne)
Out: Nathan Brown (St Kilda), Jarrod Witts (Gold Coast), Travis Cloke (Western Bulldogs), Jack Frost (Brisbane Lions), Marley Williams (North Melbourne)
Picks: 28, 44, 51, 62, 65, 83, 101, 105, 119
Pagan: “Wells is a big in if fit. Mayne is honest too – but surely Dunn is just for insurance.”

In: James Stewart (Greater Western Sydney)
Out: Michael Hibberd (Melbourne)
Picks: 1, 20, 29, 41, 68, 95, 113, 131
Pagan: “The Bombers are a much better side when Hibberd plays. Smart to hold on to their No.1 pick, though.”

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Hibberd has left Essendon. Photo: Getty

In: Cam McCarthy (Greater Western Sydney), Bradley Hill (Hawthorn), Joel Hamling (Western Bulldogs), Shane Kersten (Geelong)
Out: Chris Mayne (Collingwood)
Picks: 7, 35, 40, 71, 79, 97, 115, 133
Pagan: “The big winners. Hill will be a ripper for the Dockers. Expect to see his best footy.”

In: Zach Tuohy (Carlton), Aaron Black (North Melbourne)
Out: Shane Kersten (Fremantle), Billie Smedts (Carlton), Josh Caddy (Richmond), Nathan Vardy (West Coast)
Picks: 24, 38, 42, 64, 72, 74, 91, 110, 128
Pagan: “Tuohy’s a smart pick-up. Surprised Black has ended up there. Doesn’t Chris Scott talk to brother (and North coach) Brad Scott?”

Gold Coast
In: Pearce Hanley (Brisbane Lions), Jarrod Witts (Collingwood), Jarrod Lyons (Adelaide)
Out: Dion Prestia (Richmond), Jaeger O’Meara (Hawthorn)
Picks: 4, 6, 8, 10, 73, 98, 116, 134
Pagan: “Traded brilliantly. Prestia and O’Meara wanted to go – they’ve done well. Four picks in top 10 is huge.”

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Prestia in his Richmond jumper. Photo: Getty

Greater Western Sydney
In: Brett Deledio (Richmond)
Out: Jack Steele (St Kilda), Paul Ahern (North Melbourne), Pat McKenna (Melbourne), James Stewart (Essendon), Will Hoskin-Elliott (Collingwood), Rhys Palmer (Carlton), Caleb Marchbank (Carlton), Jarrod Pickett (Carlton)
Picks: 2, 15, 37, 39, 45, 52, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 77, 109, 127, 135
Pagan: “They’ve lost a few but Deledio is a real plus. Tough to beat next year.”

In: Tyrone Vickery (Richmond), Tom Mitchell (Sydney), Jaeger O’Meara (Gold Coast)
Out: Bradley Hill (Fremantle), Sam Mitchell (West Coast), Jordan Lewis (Melbourne)
Picks: 88, 90, 108, 126
Pagan: “They set out to get Mitchell and O’Meara and did. But there was plenty of collateral damage.”

In: Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn), Michael Hibberd (Essendon), Pat McKenna (Greater Western Sydney)
Out: Lynden Dunn (Collingwood)
Picks: 47, 69, 84, 102, 120
Pagan says: “Lewis and Hibberd are excellent pick-ups. Will improve again.”

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Lewis will add experience to Melbourne. Photo: Getty

North Melbourne
In: Paul Ahern (Greater Western Sydney), Nathan Hrovat (Western Bulldogs), Marley Williams (Collingwood)
Out: Daniel Wells (Collingwood), Aaron Black (Geelong)
Picks: 11, 32, 33, 87, 92, 123
Pagan: “They are rebuilding. Marley Williams a handy pick-up.”

Port Adelaide
Players in: Nil
Players out: Nil
Picks: 14, 17, 30, 31, 85, 103, 121
Pagan: “Not much to see here.”

In: Dion Prestia (Gold Coast), Toby Nankervis (Sydney), Josh Caddy (Geelong)
Out: Tyrone Vickery (Hawthorn), Brett Deledio (Greater Western Sydney)
Picks: 27, 56, 82, 100, 118
Pagan: “Caddy and Prestia will toughen them up. Vickery is no huge loss.”

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Tiger fans won’t see this anymore. Photo: Getty

St Kilda
In: Jack Steele (Greater Western Sydney), Nathan Brown (Collingwood), Koby Stevens (Western Bulldogs)
Out: Nil
Picks: 23, 36, 61, 86, 104, 122
Pagan: “Added depth – and a first-round pick for 2017. Done well.”

In: Nil
Out: Tom Mitchell (Hawthorn), Toby Nankervis (Sydney)
Picks: 9, 19, 46, 49, 93, 111, 129
Pagan: “Couple of good early picks will freshen them up.”

West Coast
In: Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn), Nathan Vardy (Geelong)
Out: Nil
Picks: 12, 34, 54, 106, 124
Pagan: “Mitchell is a real plus. Expecting them to improve next year.”

Western Bulldogs
In: Travis Cloke (Collingwood)
Out: Joel Hamling (Fremantle), Nathan Hrovat (North Melbourne), Koby Stevens (St Kilda)
Picks: 18, 26, 50, 75, 80, 94, 112, 130
Pagan: “Not sure what Cloke has got left. But confidence can do funny things to players.”

Denis Pagan coached 344 games of AFL football with North Melbourne and Carlton, winning two premierships with the Kangaroos in 1996 and 1999. Click here for more of his columns.

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