How Carlton can land Dylan Shiel

Ben Gibson - Tue, 9th Oct 2018 - 0 Comments

Three-time Coleman Medalist Matthew Lloyd has outlined how both Carlton and GWS can win out of a potential Dylan Shiel trade.

With the Blues keen to bolster their midfield but reluctant to part ways with pick No.1 in this year’s draft, Lloyd says next years first round pick would be a fair outcome for both sides.

“GWS will trade [Shiel] to the Carlton Football Club and how they get it done is a future (first round pick),” Lloyd said on The Trade Table.

“We expect Carlton to finish in the bottom four (next season), so that will give the Giants selection one to four in the draft and this will give them a boy by the name of Matthew Rowell.”

Rowell has been touted as a top selection for the 2019 AFL Draft, with the Oakleigh Chargers midfielder impressing on the big stage this season.

“He’s a bottom ager and he won best on ground in the TAC Cup Grand Final,” Lloyd said.

“He plays a lot like Joel Selwood and Clayton Oliver, so he’s going to be a super player.”

If the Giants secure Carlton’s future first round pick for Shiel, they will have access to the rising star.

“They free-up salary cap space next year, but they also get in a guy who is super courageous, can lead your team … and he’s just a ball magnet,” Lloyd said.

“He’s a clearance king, an elite runner and that’s who the Giants would get by giving up Dylan Shiel and getting a future first rounder.”

Rowell also shone on the MCG in the Under 17 All Stars game, gathering 27 disposals in a precursor to the 2018 AFL Grand Final.