Could be a congenital weakness in both feet, which would be a worry. He might start off as best 22, but unless he hits the scoreboard on a regular basis, l expect others to take his place by mid season. It comes down to how the team lines up in 2018. His main competition for a spot will come from Stringer, Smith and Begley, even though they are not like for like replacements. The three other players mentioned here, also have the advantage of being able to go into the mid field rotations.
He fully deserves another contract, but he is no walk up start.