GEELONG has moved back into the early stages of the NAB AFL Draft after executing a pick swap with Gold Coast.

The Cats exchanged their future third-round pick tied to Melbourne for the Gold Coast's 27th selection in this year's national draft.

It sees the Cats change their starting position at this year’s pool from No.51 to into the early part of the second round. 

This year's NAB AFL Draft will be held on 9 December, with the pre-season and rookie drafts to be held on the following day.