Several clubs have reportedly shown interest in Carlisle, with the Bulldogs – who pushed to recruit Carlisle at the end of last year – potentially still interested in him as a defender.
However, speaking on AFL.com.au’s ‘Road to the Draft’ podcast, Dockers recruiting manager Brad Lloyd said he didn’t fancy his side’s chances in luring Carlisle away from the Bombers.
“I think it would be unlikely with Jake, he’s a local Essendon boy – I couldn’t see him moving to be honest,” Lloyd said.
“I think he’s from Calder Cannons, so it would take a fair bit I would think for a player like that to move.”
However, Lloyd was less emphatic on Swans midfielder Lewis Jetta, who remains uncontracted beyond season’s end.
“He’s out of contract still, so it would be interesting to see what the reasons are,” Lloyd said.
“We haven’t done anything from that point of view for Lewis: we rate him highly, but we wouldn’t expect him to go anywhere.”
The Dockers have struggled to lure trade targets and free agents in the last few years. Scott Gumbleton and Colin Sylvia were the last two players the Dockers bought in and they were evidently flops.
The Dockers have also been linked to Suns duo Charlie Dixon and Harley Bennell. However, they may find it difficult to bring either of those players in, given Lloyd discussed their preference for always keeping a first round pick.
‘We’ll look at the options as they come up – the thing from a trading point of view is you’re not only giving an early pick away but you’re also spending heavily on TPP (total player payments),” Lloyd said.
“It would have to be a really exciting proposition for us to look at trading our first pick.”
The last time Fremantle traded away a first round pick was when they packaged pick eight and Paul Medhurst to recruit Chris Tarrant in 2006.