FFS! they can still, and have been developing in the VFL. When they are better then those you listed or even level pegging with they will be played. So sick of this have to get games into the kids crap. Sometimes it can actually hurt there progress by playing them in the AFL if they are not ready. Lav was a prime example, a couple of games back from injury, played well in the VFL, got put into the AFL to early, didn’t play well, and lost his confidence. Then people on here saying he is no good and wont make it. People need to be more patient. Games should be earned, not gifted.
These kids are playing well in the VFL but are hardly tearing it up.