He’s a trier, but the fact of the matter is if he played for another club we were coming up against we’d be looking to exploit his deficiencies to our advantage.
He seems to lose concentration and, as others have said, ball watch and get caught out of position as a result. The more mobile types make him nervous, and there are too frequent occasions when he seems to panic and give away absolutely dumb free kicks.
Much of that might be mitigated if he was more adventurous - going for the intercept mark, or letting fly with that big boot of his to open up the play rather than going for safer dab kicks. He doesn’t play to his strengths enough, which is curious, and I reckon one reason he’s in and out.
I’m sure he has some improvement in him, but until then he’s pretty much what he is now - defensive back-up. Handy, but no more.