In order to get the O’Meara deal finalised, Hawthorn needed to get an extra second round pick. Carlton, who need all the AFL level talent they can get, were more than happy to step in and take advantage of someone desperately offloading assets. They sent the newly acquired GWS future round pick for Hawthorn’s remaining later picks in this draft.
The sum of pick 48, 66 and 70 is likely to yield Carlton more than GWS’ second pick next year would.
Verdict: Carlton take Hawthorn for a ride, but Hawthorn get what they need.