Hall of Famer
- Jan 18, 2009
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Chelsea, Sturt
I think it's more of the fact he hasn't played a game yet. Even if Serong went a tad early, at least he's established himself in the AFL and already has a top 5 B&F finish.Interesting to see the criticisms of drafting young players/rookies early.
I tend to look at point earning potential when making these decisions. JHF for example:
- is he best 22 and a chance to play every game if fit? Yes
- if he plays 22 games, is he a chance to make the Best 22 under 22? Definitely
- if he plays 22 games, is he a chance to make NM's B & F top 10? Maybe
The decision then becomes whether JHF is likely to earn more points than an older player who isn't playing for a flag contender and unlikely to be in the top 10 players at his club?
I think it's a calculated risk but one worth taking for the better players aged under 22.