- Feb 29, 2008
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Baltimore Ravens
RFC would have been in contact with the kid and his manager and known who was showing interest. Clarke has admitted he looks at phantom drafts and draft chat in the media to see where the group think rates players vs our own analysis etc.Rayner was well known for having a terrible tank and still has which is holding him back from playing significant time midfield even after 4 years
Fogerty - Well hardly a good comparison and looking more like a bust every day again due to his inability to work
Constable - Cant run no speed and was on the market for free with no takers
CCJ not sure what his reason was but looks a good runner and i would be thinking he either had issue's or something else
Ruckman with bad tanks rarely get drafted and Sam Hayes comes to mind going into the 2017 draft he was considered a top 10-15 pick as the best Ruckman in his year but had the same issue with his aerobic base and was a drafted by port late 3rd round.
I think if we had picked him up later it wouldnt have raised many eye brows but at #40 (#36 originally) It was considered too high , Many are saying it was due to brisbane but who would know if thats correct or not and we are probably using that as an reason because they drafted Smith after us and we did bid on eyre prior to that selection.
Good luck to Samson and i hope he becomes a Gun Ruckman for the next 10 years
It's ok if you don't like the pick but I think the club have earned the right to determine where he should be picked and in front of who. Regardless of what the media and BF "draft gurus" may think.