The ladder doesn’t reflect it for me but this has been a good year as far as development goes.
Pick 1 - Andy McGrath
Has performed above expectations. He was picked as a long term player and have liked what I have seen
Pick 37 - Jimmy Webster
Was finding his feet before injury which seems to be the story of his career. Probably the best kick in the Saints team playing off half back. Was a calculated risk dropping him and happy to get him back
Pick 51 - Ben Griffiths
In before the rucks, out after his concussion. Been a bust
Pick 69 - Jarryd Blair
Too early. Gone
Pick 73 - Jarrod Pickett
Still like this pick but there is only so many project players you can carry and he had less upside than Cox or Witherden
Pick 85 - Matt Shaw
Spud. Way too early. Great NEAFL numbers, not AFL standard
Pick 91 - Paul Puopolo
Had been a really good pick up before his injuries. Playing more midfield minutes.
Pick 109 - Dylan Buckley
Lured by my love of an FB. Betrayed by his massive spudiness and the ability of his current coach to see it
Pick 125 - Alex Witherden
My pick of the draft, patience paid off
Pick 143 - Cedric Cox
Brisbane players get more games was the thought behind picking him up. On the weekend he finally found out that he belongs.
Pick 181 - Tom Lonergan
The player you pick when you dont know who to pick
The challenge for my team for next year is we look to be heacy on pure centres.
Picked up Robertson who has averaged 80 since we picked him up and headbutted Trent Cotchin which if it was done properly probably would have given him a keeper spot. I think I am going to have to trade a little youth out this year and find some more balance. Really happy with where the team sits right now.