I would be surprised if McKernan is on the list next year. And I feel a little sad saying that, because his best footy is great to watch. But I think the list balance pushes him out.
TBC and Leuenberger are the two primary ruck options. Since we only play a one ruck set-up, there is little room for others except through injury.
Sam Draper has proven himself to be adequate at VFL level. We have quality blitz rumour that we also have another rookie ruckman signed up.
As such, that is sufficient in my view.
1 AFL quality ruckman
1 back-up AFL quality ruckman
1 developing ruckman suitable for VFL
1 kid who maybe one day might think about being a ruckman