While Rendell would obviously be invested to some degree in these kids, his comments post his departure from the club don't need to be as positive as those. Especially on the players who he has seen at the club over a year or 2 so he now has greater insight into. I take just about everything I read from the media with a grain of salt but he has nothing to lose/gain in this circumstance so I think the comments should be taken on face value. Still just 1 blokes opinion though.For the record I am a massive fan of our youth prospects. But its hard for me to take anything Rendell says about them as objective given his role as a recruiter in the 2018 and 2019 drafts, and his legacy would have had a massive impact on our 2020 draft rankings.
I really hope he is right but its hard for me to look past the fact that his reputation as a recruiter is definitely linked to how good our last 3 drafts are.