I'm unsure how to rate this, seems like we've gone very left field apart from Rivers who should be a steal. Really need to nail these high draft choices. Jackson moves well in the juniors but hasn't been playing long and there has been many a KPF who have looked the goods and never made it for whatever reason. I thought we'd target high top end talent for immediate impact, not a 4-5 year view. Yes he may come in and go OK. I have a strong view on picking up ruckman early in the draft and history relates to that also.
I love my indigenous players but Pickett only averaged 3.5 effective disposals a game didn't he? At pick 12 I think it's a bit of a waste tbh, yes we need his type but is another project player IMO.
How would you rate our draft with our original pick 3 and 8?
Freo - Young, Serong, Henry
Port - Bergman, Georgiades, Williams on top of Rozee, Butters and Duursma last year who have had immediate impact.
GC - Rowell, Anderson, Flanders, Sharp on top of Lukosius, Rankine and Ben King.
Carl - Kemp, Philp - last year Walsh and Stocker.
GWS - Ash, Green - Caldwell, Hately, O'Halloran
Melb - Jackson, Pickett, Rivers - Sparrow, Jordon from last year and Hore who has been great.
This opinion wont sit well with the optimists but I'd say a B- until proven otherwise and I do hope I'm wrong. In Taylor we trust, apparently... Apart from bringing in Rivers, who may not even play next year, we haven't brought in any elite users of the ball, Langdon is not the saviour there either. Time will tell, it's all one big lottery at the end of the day but it's always frustrating to see other clubs nail their picks while we.....tbc