The Boys Are Sacked!
- Apr 16, 2014
- AFL Club
Genuinely puzzled why you are making such a fuss over this pick.As fun as you stating pick 48 is a late pick? Or that a pick in the 40s isn’t expected to play for a few years?
Players taken after pick 40 rarely make it. In the 30 picks generally taken after this point in the main draft, less than five typically amount to anything. There are rare exceptions like Sloane, Parker and Neale but these are exceptionally rare.
On top of that, there weren't many players taken after this that looked any good. Most were extremely speculative, and on top of that this was a shorter than usual draft with only 65 picks, indicating below average late depth. In fact in 2018 and 2017 there were more than 75 picks taken