BigMart wrote:Look at the team they were in....
Were there spots?
were they skinny?
Danger found it hard season 1 - since he remained in Victoria at school... so season 2 was season 1
What about Kosi? Sam Mitchell? Rioli? Selwood? Paul Haselby, Josh Fraser and countless examples of the opposite
What was various clubs plans with Kids
Geelong 02 gave half the 07 AFL team an introductory VFL premiership
Sydney had the 4 year apprenticeship
Ross Lyon didn't trust anyone under 22
I still haven't written McCartin off
But I'm concerned about a few limiting factors, that will inhibit his output
Well you if you haven't written him off, stop stressing, you sound like the Prophet of Doom. Maybe you need to forget his draft position (and that of Billings) and judge them as kids that have barely played a seasons worth of games .
Even if they don't end up being the quality their draft position demands (I don't think that's inevitable, far from it). Gresham & Acres are probably going to be steals as late 1st rounders, we got Weller for nothing, Sinclair as a rookie, Bruce & Membrey for bugger all.
In our list build we have sorted out the bookends and KPP stocks, the hardest part. We have an abundance of ruckmen and good depth. Our list still has needs, in midfield and probably a running defender. We get an opportunity to meet those needs with a huge salary cap war chest and 2 first round picks next year.
Cheer up big fella.