I get the feeling our board would have been ranked something like this...
JHU, Campbell, McDonald, DGB, Phillips
Take out the NGA and we would have taken Campbell as he addresses one of our key issues (elite disposal out of the midfield).
We literally couldn't go wrong with every other selection because every that was going to potentially be left available to us suited a need. Won't be much separating this top 5 in a decades time I wouldn't have thought either.
I'm actually more confident with selecting Denver over McDonald anyway. I was nervous when the rumours started flying that Logan would slip to us. Key forwards have high bust potential and whilst he could be an absolute superstar I can't help but think back to Schache, Mccartin etc.
I rated Denver as the most reliable selection of the fab 5 along with Phillips. Stoked we ended up with the Shaggy.
I agree with that. DGB is definitely the safer bet all things considered. It is more risky with key forwards, but I think the general idea is you can in theory find a very good defender late in the draft, whereas it is very rare to find a great forward late in the draft. So with key forwards drafting them is a higher risk, but higher potential reward as well.