Did Richmond make a mistake drafting (trading for) Dion Prestia?

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dazzledavey36

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Nov 13, 2005
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Gave up pick 6 for a midget who had a crook knee and has looked absolutely cooked the past month. Slow and turns it over by foot and tends to dumble alot. I don't remember him being this bad at GC

Could have had SPP or Will Brodie for the next 10-12 years but now they have someone who has underperformed and on a huge pay packet.
 

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sprockets

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Oct 15, 2004
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Gave up pick 6 for a midget who had a crook knee and has looked absolutely cooked the past month. Slow and turns it over by foot and tends to dumble alot. I don't remember him being this bad at GC

Could have had SPP or Will Brodie for the next 10-12 years but now they have someone who has underperformed and on a huge pay packet.
If he didn't look this bad at GC then the answer is no.
 

Topkent

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Aug 29, 2010
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His ball skills are poor but it was the right decision to get inside players
Cotchin and Martin are shining because of it

Wonder if they should have kept their powder dry and maybe snagged a cheap GWS inside player.
 

ize_

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Jun 15, 2007
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Anyone who doesn't think he is a good player has no idea. He's clearly a good player, has enough runs on the board at GC. His round 1 game was exceptional. Just struggling with fitness, he's probably the least of our worries.
 

robertg22

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Feb 26, 2008
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In time he will prove to be a solid player for them. As others have said he will take a bit of time due to his injuries and lack of preseason this year.

Good solid b grader who will be an important cog in the midfield over the next few years.. Reported to be on $800k a season though which is way to high for a player of his ilk IMO (and yes I know we're paying Mayne $400k-$500k, no need to raise that :)).
 

Ian Dunross

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Mar 18, 2013
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Allowed them to strike now while they had quality elsewhere

Prestia, Caddy add depth right now, not in 3 years time

But Tigs need to use their next 3 first and second rounders on kids for sure

Unless they can snag a Patton or a Kelly type
 

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