McNiece is quicker and has an impressive left peg.
But as a body on body defender, the courage to stand under the high ball and actually take the mark and to put his body on line in general to affect a contest Bags still has him covered.
May not be suited to Betts anymore, but many an opposition small defender got done over by him throughout the year.
If Bags plays a more HBF role and is responsible for the dangerous HFF/mid type player as well as staying defensive side of stoppages and dropping back into the hole at CHF I’m all for it.
McNiece is a great proposition however and will certainly be a part of senior side in the future.