B:Grimes Rance Morris
HB: Houli Astbury Vlaustin
C: Cotchin Martin B Ellis
HF:Grigg Griffiths Edwards
F: Rioli Reiwoldt Lloyd
R: Hampson Prestia Caddy
INT: Miles Menadue C Ellis Conca
EMG: Nankervis, Batchelor, Bolton
If you were a Richmond supporter you would be worried about the development of - Conca, Lennon, Vlaustin, that Hampson is the number 1 ruck.
And that they seem to have a number of mature age / possible list cloggers McIntosh, lambert, Miles, Morris, Townsend etc.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Shai Bolton have an impact similar to Rioli for them this year as a small forward. Might mean Edwards can push up to a wing and Rioli to half Forward.
My prediction is 12th. They have some talent to win some games, and should be harder inside if Caddy and Prestia push Cotchin to a more outside role. Obviously they lose the class of Deledio, but he had Achilles injuries and was never going to Bring them the Holy Grail, whereas he might help GWS, and gets the tigers a draft pick - similar to lake going from Dogs to Hawks.
Will belt sides like Lions and Blues and have a surprise win against top 8 teams, but expect it to be another middling year.
If Rance/Martin or Reiwoldt go down for a long stint, probably there 3 most durable players then their season will be shot and expect a 14th - 18th finish.