Yes, I am aware the draft is not everything. I am enjoying our ascension to contenders the last three years. I too think our player trading has been successful, however this is the Draft Thread and the general consciences is it takes three years before we can make some sort of judgement on the current drafting team in relation to their drafting strategies and selections. So going back three years as of current status IMO 2018 draft is a fail.A little hard to judge the club on late pick fails.
Other than Ely the rest are late picks during a period where the club decided to trade for needs.
Who else did we get in during that period?
Neale, Lyons, McCarthy, Daniher, Charlie the year before, Cocky who really could be anything, Birchall, Adams and the best one of the lot in my eyes Hodge.
During the period you speak of, it has been a definite pass.
The draft is not everything.
Actually I believe the judgement on Conole is if he got it correct with his top picks. Generally there is only one round 1 pick and it is critical that that pick is successful. In 2018 we had four late picks. One is bound to make some impact so judging recruiters on late pick success means they failed the critical test..