His game against North wasn't all that surprising given he has been quite solid having played every game, and has he ever strung this many games together at AFL level ?
I haven't checked, but I highly doubt it.
Clearly getting more comfortable at the level.
I think we should definitely draft him regardless of how many of the 12 come back.
You can only assume that he will be a better player this time next year.
I know there is Hurley and Hibberd to slot into that backline, and perhaps Francis, but with the imminent retirements of Gwilt and Kelly, and the failure of Gleeson and Ashby to cement a spot in the side, I think Dea would play substantial senior footy in 2017.
Just out of curiousity, where do people think we would need to draft him to ensure he gets to us ?
Let's assume that we are chasing someone else for the PSD, so National Draft it is.
I'm thinking start of the 3rd Round.