I’m a huge Jack Trengove fan.
He was playing seniors SANFL as an u18. I was sure he was the next inspirational leader (sort of in the Hird mould).
But Neeld didn’t ruin him.
Those ankle injuries severely slowed him down.
He has played VFL all year, but I think the game has gone past him.
He was a smart player whose skills were pretty neat and he could play that high half forward / midfield role. His inside work was getting pretty good and his defensive side of things was positive.
After the injury, his time as an inside mid was reduced. They seemed to play him off a wing / half forward. He wasn’t hitting the scoreboard and his leg speed severely reduced his effectiveness on games. From what I could tell, he is perfect for the speed of VFL games, but at AFL level he’ll get heavily exposed.
If we struggle to get anyone through trades or free agency, I’d gladly give him a chance as a rookie pick. He’d be worth the gamble, but I fear his limitations will be found out pretty quickly.