Hold your schadenfreude.
Hawthorn are playing the modern game, where it is better to bring in proven performers rather than developing your own talent which can take years.
The system is set up for this now with players able to break contracts at whim, and the AFL bending over backwards to accommodate Hawthorn's one-sided trade "deals".
To me it's more like they want 1 last crack at winning a 4th flag.
Doesn't look like that to me.
They've brought in two players in their low 20's and a mid 20 tall forward. If projections work the way the majority of players go, they'll be in their prime in two or three years.
If they were going for one last crack the flag, they'd have kept Mitchell and Lewis and brought in some 30 year old players (like Boomer, Dal Santo and Petrie) cheaply while relying on their current players to hold form.
Their moves this season are to replace their aging players, not to 'top up'.
It is brave, but Hawthorn have found a way to get good value with a decent strike rate from their late picks. They also turn their list over often enough so they can fail with late picks, hut they don't end up hanging on to them hoping that they come good.
They are good enough to make the 8 next season, but if they have injuries, they'll find it tough making it to finals.