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Saints strengthen draft hand

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 08: Simon Lethlean, Football Manager of the Saints speaks with media during the NAB Trade Period at Marvel Stadium on October 8, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
St Kilda has strengthened its overall draft position after completing a trade with Melbourne.

St Kilda has strengthened its overall draft position after completing a trade with Melbourne.

The Saints gained picks 36 and 46 from the Demons in exchange for pick No. 28 (acquired as part of the Dan Hannebery deal).

List Manager James Gallagher said the Saints had sought out the trade to improve its spread of draft picks.

“This deal significantly improves the position of our third selection which has moved from the back end of the draft to pick No. 46,” Gallagher said.

“A lot has been of the top end talent in this year’s draft, but we are also impressed by the depth and evenness of players available in second and third rounds.”

St Kilda currently holds picks 4, 36, 46, 67 and 79.