They should have a crack at Gold Coast's Tom Lynch, who becomes a free agent at the end of next season but could be disgruntled at the state of the Suns and be keen on a move now.
Adelaide backman Jake Lever is another they should attempt to lure, while a small forward to bring pressure into their attacking half is something else they could do with.
Some of the younger types will turn out to be serious players but that's a few years off yet.
- DEFENDERSKey defenders: Harris Andrews, Matt Eagles, Jack Frost, Dan Mc Stay, Sam Skinner General defenders: Claye Beams, Tom Cutler, Liam Dawson, Darcy Gardiner, Mitch Hinge, Sam Mayes, Marco Paparone, Daniel Rich, Nick Robertson, Reuben William, Alex Witherden Summary: A strong part of the ground, the Lions look to have locked down the key posts with Andrews, Mc Stay and hybrid Gardiner, although another young option to develop would be nice.
They are well stocked for running defenders MIDFIELDERSMidfielders: Jacob Allison, Ryan Bastinac, Dayne Beams, Jarrod Berry, Cedric Cox, Cian Hanley, Ben Keays, Corey Lyons, Rhys Mathieson, Hugh Mc Cluggage, Tom Rockliff, Dayne Zorko Ruckmen: Stefan Martin, Oscar Mc Inerney, Archie Smith Summary: One thing the Lions have done is develop versatility with many players able to play mid, wing and half-forward.
MIDFIELDERS Midfielders: Patrick Cripps, Ed Curnow, Zac Fisher, Bryce Gibbs, Sam Kerridge, Marc Murphy, Billie Smedts, Dale Thomas Ruckmen: Matthew Kreuzer, Andrew Phillips Summary: The midfield is seriously short on depth and was exposed when Cripps went down with a broken left leg in July.
With Gorringe and Korcheck gone, at least one more back-up big man is needed.