Not Sam McClure
- Oct 1, 2010
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Blazers, Seahawks, Angels
I am not a fan of Austin's. There are numerous reasons why. However, he turned nothing into something which is a solid move.What I'm saying is that we put ourselves in an awful bargaining position while making panicky moves. Just not smart.
Ultimately, I'd rather have Honey and Kennedy than any player we overlooked at 55. Additionally, there's no other player that I'd rather delist over drafting a speculative kid unless there's some damning medical file to show that players they've backed in aren't ever going to make it back (e.g. Marchy).
I think you're over valuing the opportunity cost and underrating the value of the players currently on the list.
Not disappointed in this outcome at all. In fact, had you told me we'd end up with an additional few points next year and we still exited the draft having executed the exact strategy we entered the draft with I'd have been delighted. I don't think we panicked at all.
In my opinion, the only questions that I have are would we have drafted MacDonald or someone who went earlier in the second if we moved up and what did that opportunity cost look like. Even that was answered during the telecast as they stated clubs had been approached prior to our selection and they demanded a mint.