I’ve gone a bit off script the last two picks.
I was looking to use picks 147 and 158 on players like McFayden and Wilkie, but saladin’s drafting has made me lean towards taking them earlier than expected.
I had McFayden listed as top 15 to 20 before NAB draft last year, but him being picked later and then having a restricted pre-season meant he wasn’t a priority. I rate him highly and think he could be a good player to hold on to for the time being. He’s also now off the injury list so he might get games early in the season once his fitness base is set.
Wilkie has had limited JLT exposure. I think there is a spot for him in round 1 if Roberton doesn’t get up, but the doubt is that he’s barely played more than half the game. His SANFL form last year was very good and I love that left foot of his. Very good decision maker and can clunk them as well.
With two more picks to go, I can probably afford to go speculative at one of those picks if I want to, but will most likely take an established back or forward. A ruckman is still a possibility, but we’ll see how we go.