It's a hard thing to explain. He can get his hands on the ball but he doesnt really do anything damaging with it.
My expectation of AFL players is that they stand out as being above VFL level. Parish played VFL the same way he played AFL and didn't stand out as being above any of our AFL listed midd. Very scrappy around the ball, okay to good when he had space.
He seems to just constantly chase the ball like in a game of keepings off instead of tracking where the ball might go, a bit like my dumb staffy when my mates wind him up with a tennis ball.
Very low on confidence I'd say and needs some sort of key mentoring...
I don't know how many times I've seen him try to sprint from contest to contest to contest only to have McGrath track and intercept the ball from miles away and clear while Darcy is close, running around like a headless chicken as the opposition flick it around him.
I became a fan in the banned year but he's done very little since the core team arrived back which is hard to watch honestly.