Geelong recruited Melbourne Demons key defender Jared Rivers to fill a key defensive position in 2013 but it might be the current Cat that replaces the club legend.
The 2011 Geelong leading goal-kicker has been training with the Cats' backline group this summer with an eye to a possible new role for 2013.
Podsiadly, 31, has made his name in the AFL as a strong-marking lead-up forward since his debut in 2010 but proven defender Tom Lonergan thinks the mature-age revelation could play a crucial defensive role for the Cats.
"Obviously he has played a lot forward, so he knows what that is about, so he is just getting a look at playing down back at the moment," Lonergan told AFL.com.au.
"He is one of those players that is pretty versatile, can play anywhere (and) is so strong and quick.
"He has got a great footy brain so I'm sure he'll adapt pretty well to playing anywhere."
Podisadly was recruited at the age of 28 after starring in the VFL, in his three seasons in the AFL the Geelong fan favourite has kicked 136 goals in 60 games and played in the 2011 premiership.
With the recruitment of North Melbourne forward-ruckman Hamish McIntosh and the emergence of key forward prospect Nathan Vardy, Podsiadly could be forced to find a new role in defence.
Podsiadly has taken a backseat to 2012 Cats best-and-fairest Tom Hawkins in the past two seasons as the young key forward has come of age.
The Cats are no strangers to experimenting, using defender Harry Taylor in the forward line during 2012 where he kicked 15 goals for the season, including a six-goal bag against GWS.
"We hope we can still be really competitive and be one of the best defensive groups in the league next year," Lonergan said.
"He could. I'm not sure how the dynamics will work out, who knows?
"If it makes the team better it will be great.
"He's just getting a look at both ends."