I’m not sure what players we’d be moving on that have trade value. Unless we end up losing someone like Parish thoroughly against our will, then who is it going to be? Zaka and Hooker are coming up on 30, even if you were willing to trade them you wouldn’t get much in exchange purely based on age (and who replaces Hooker on field, anyway? If you’re moving on Hooker then you’re writing off his generation which includes guys like Zaka and Hurls and even Hepp at a stretch), and committing to building a new backline from kids). Nobody will trade for guys like Harts, they know they’ll likely be able to pick him up as a delisted free agent for nothing. There might be a bit of interest in whichever of Gleeson/Ridley/Francis/Redman aren’t getting a regular game, but again, if they aren’t getting a regular game their currency isn’t going to be all that high. If we want to trade into the first round (especially the top 10) then you’re going to have to put a lot more on the table than you have so far. And is it really worth shoving someone like Hooker out, who is still an extremely effective player and a much-loved leader around the club, just to bring in another 3nd rounder or something?