I think Guelfi’s drafting might be along the lines of Hooker’s drafting:
- promising junior gets serious injury/illness and falls off the radar during rehab and coming back to normal
- peers naturally go past and so do the next batch because their the next batch is “younger”
I expect the club took him as late as we did because we knew no other club was interested.
He might prove an inspired selection. He is certainly physically “ready” to play senior football from Round 1 next year.
He has the 3 key things the clubs seems to really want in its recruits: good foot skills, speed & endurance.
The questions is which role will he fill if he came in because it seems he can play any non-KP/Ruck role on the ground.