Obviously if Kelly or Rockliff can be got terrific. But otherwise, we we to target some young players who have potential but would be cheap. Balic will be available for a 4th round pick or less. A risk, but from reports has significant upside. Webb sounds like a good prospect to, and should cost a third. Griggs at Adelaide has flaws, but would be cheap and could possibly act as our extractor (although I doubt he’s particularly better than Bird, but they won’t play him). Get those thre and we would still have our first and second round picks to use.
Delist/retire Watson, Stanton,Hocking, Jerrett, Morgan (maybe rookie), and Howlett from the senior list and you could have the three above and our required 3 picks.
Edit: obviously Bird may go, and Kelly too. In the above circumstances, I wouldn’t be totally against taking Pittard. Salary has to be used on someone, he’s free, we have to replace Kelly, McGrath (to midfield) and Bags shortly. Redman is looking good, but that is only one piece of the puzzle.