And? Recruiters got it wrong. It happens every single year.
His ability at clearances was immediately clear, he added the kicking by his 2nd or 3rd. If you don't see finding the ball, winning contests and disposing of it well as important traits, not sure what else can be said.
I think it's pretty clear every recruiter in the world would change their call on him in 2000, let alone 2001
I'm pretty sure he had a Morrish or two, as well as a Liston, and some Brownlow votes by 21yo. There were knocks on him, but not having elite something was definitely not one of them.
Your own article quotes that he lead the comp in clearances in his rising star year. L E L