But there's (for obvious reasons) little evidence to suggest 16-17 year olds could transition to AFL in 2019 in the same way the Watsons of yesteryear did whereas there are ample examples of 18 year old draftees making an impact year 1. So you're comparing a potential 1-2 players who may well be physically ready as 16 or 17 years old with 80-100 or even more 18 year olds who think they're ready, think they should be getting their opportunity to show that, and (even recent) history demonstrates they've got a case. AFL would bury an individual bringing a case but weight of numbers would scare the shoit out of them.Why? We used to have the same sort of rule, with only one 17 year old. We diidn't see any legal action then. We didn't see this occur when we stopped drafting 16 or 17 year olds at all.