How his strength and kicking?Wow.....another defender. I had him as a chance to us and been a bit around as well. Has been very good at VFL level but the question I reckon with him is does he have the speed at AFL level. Always been the knock on him. Saw a lot of him as a junior and he was very highly regarded and considered a 'sure thing' the year he was draft age but obviously missed out. Ayres been spruiking him ever since been at Port so he will be rapt.
PORT MELBOURNE / KEY DEFENDER / 191cm
Quality VFL defender who has been in outstanding form for some time and been involved at state level with great success. Knock has been his pace but his results against quality players has been really terrific and would be a handy back up key defender for a side. Reckon could land at Hawks or Pies as well.
Much more competitve. Lacks a yard of pace, but should be a decent back up at least.I think it makes more sense to delist Schade and take a shot on a guy like this than to persist with a guy that we had already had a look at, and decided wasn't really what we wanted.
Brings us back to healthy level of cover for the backline, at least.