I’m surprised by the ferocity of the debate over who is a better place holder for the 2018 draft.
Whether it was Hocking, howlett or Jerret they would all be pretty close to the bottom of the pile as depth options for any number of roles.
I’d hope we prioritise the development of Mutch Begley Clarke etc regardless of who the place holder was. I think it is fair to say if we are getting so deep into our list that the place holder is getting a game, we’re no chance any way so development should be the focus.
With that in mind the only other relevant criteria to assess the place holder on is upside or potential trade value. Jerret’s prospects in this regard may be limited but given his age there is at least some chance of a late blooming mirical.
I can see the logic in the decision. Equally I wouldn’t be in the least bit concerned if it were Hocking and howlett providing extra strength and leadership in the vfl.
Regardless, good luck Jerret, I hope it happens for you.