He is a goal kicking ruckman. It's a pity he's not a goal kicking forward when he plays there, but goodness he gets a lot of goals playing first ruck.
I'm not too worried about him going up against a McEvoy / Vickery combo in round 1, they aren't the type to hurt him. In fact, it's a good game for him to play I reckon, especially with some form behind him.
In fact, it's probably only round 2 against Martin that looks concerning in the first 5 weeks. It gets ugly from round 6 on, but you'd hope we've got it sorted by then anyway.
I think as long as it's only a week or two, three at most, Smack is up to this challenge.