There isn't room for him yet. I wouldn't be surprised if he makes a debut before the bye but I don't believe he is ready nor demands a round 1 berth.
Sml-med backs will be: Turner, Atu, Lmac, Zeebs, Hall and Bonar before Goater
Nope, no way.
I don't see how you can say Bonar and Atu are just automatic incumbents because they are 10 and 22 game veterans respectively.
I'd have him ahead of both of them from what I've seen in pre-season.
Bonar is going to miss at least the first month of the season anyway.