I watched him a lot this year in the VFL and I was impressed with how he adapted to the midfield off the back of relatively little experience.
I keep hearing people say he’s slow but that couldn’t be further from the truth. He may be slow if he was in a sprint out on a wing against somebody smaller than him but around stoppages he’s going to show a clean set of heals. He’s got that great shimmy thing going for him that Pendles has that gives him lots of time and space.
He also has great hands in close and always seems to make real smart decisions. His biggest assert in my opinion is that he’s always looking down the field and rarely goes sideways. His quick ball movement will really put defenders on the back foot and not give them time to setup.
He had a four or five week period during the year where I thought he was comfortably in the top two or three on the field if not the best. He was getting High possession counts as well as high tackle counts and also hitting the scoreboard.
People want to continue to compare him to Jobe and Myers and these bull dozer type players but he’s going to be more of a rolls Royce type like Pendles.
I think next year it will be about getting used to playing against the men and from 2019 onwards we are going to have a very exciting player on our hands.