First time poster here long time reader !
I love this kid and agree with many on here.
He has great potential to be a gun mid. Very clean one touch brutal natural footballer with bone crunching size and strength. His skills and reading of the game make him a genuine weapon. Opposition coaches will know his name by seasons end.
At this stage I think fwd/ mid 60/40 should be his go. Very few weaknesses that I can see with him.
Agree with others that he hasn’t played heaps in the middle over time but when he does he is a very efficient ball user with brute strength and incredible power. Plus with kicking is that good we gain so much by playing him across half fwd anyway.
He is a guy that will be very hard to match up on, he is reliable disciplined and one of the most natural kicks in the team.
I can see him exploding this year on occasions. Not all the time, but from time to time he will brutally rip the footy out of the centre and more fancied opposition mids hands and precisely deliver it to the fwds to advantage. I have seen him do it at Tac & VFL without fuss.
His fitness levels are very good however for someone of his size they are exceptional and only getting better.
If he plays the 15 + games by the season end - I expect him to kick 20+ goals and switch with Stringer in the middle, these two together will be very hard to stop!
Must lock this kid away with a 3 + yr deal before the end of June or who knows what will happen.
This kid has a lot of talent but most importantly he is a damn hard worker. It’s hard work that wins premierships.
He is literally possessed to be an AFL player and he just wants to be in the team. A little birdy told me he has been seen running around the hills in the heat & smashing it out at the gym over Christmas whilst others got stuck into the beers & puding ( me ).
Personally have him ahead of the more fancied Laverde / Francis / Langford. Just my two cents…