Good point. I have long been of the belief that Laverdes hands above his head are far better than below his knees. I think his long term position in the side will be similar to Jake Stringer. 80/20 fwd.
But if he can't midfield and can't apply defensive pressure for 4 qtrs I'll be surprised if he comes in.
I'm very bullish on him though. He is gonna be a weapon. Would be interesting to compare his body shape to Matthew Lloyds in about 2 years. Lad is gonna be a beast.
I can just see him bursting on the scene next year and everyone other than Essendon supporters will be like, who the hell is this guy? Very exciting player with a real fwd line presence.