Looks a natural down back. Liked hearing that he enjoys playing on the bigger blokes. I think the days of needing to be a gorilla are behind us. Defending is such a team effort these days that it’s very rare to end up in a one on one contest. It’s far more important to be able to read the ball in the air, occupy areas that allow to you help out and intercept as much as possible. Dec looks like he has those attributes. The ability to play tall but agile enough to play on your tweeners a la Tom Stewart.
When the guy got back from injury last season he played well down back and was getting in the best most weeks. Why play him forward too many times the club is changing young players positions screwing their development.