I think Sheed is set to go to another level. He dominated the so called best midfields in the finals series and has come back with his body in top shape. Looks big in the upper torso and crushing time trials.
Our drafting for first round picks has been pretty good when you look at it.
2007 - Masten - Not A grade but a solid player who will end up with 220-230 games.
2008 - Nic Nat - AA Elite Ruckman when not injured.
2009 - Shep - A tough HBF who if he was playing over east would be talked about as an A grader.
2010 - Gaff - A grade Wingman.
2011 - Newman? Dud pick
2012 - No First rounder
2013 - Sheed - Could end up A grade if he continues his progression from last year.
2014 - Duggan - Another tough HBF who is improving every year. For me captain material after Hurn.
2015 - No First rounder. We did manage to trade in a player in Redden who helped us to a flag.
2016 - Venebles - Projects to be a decent player. Won a flag. Showed some signs this JLT to suggest he can make it as a mid.
2017 - Brander - Looks a likely player for the future.
Early last year Sheed was trying to buy more time at stoppages by trying to evade or shrug and think his way out of trouble but it got him caught holding the ball. I suspect that was something Mitchell was trying to implement in his game. After that he got in a habit of just slamming it on his boot. His hands are elite and i would actually like to see him trying to be a bit more creative at stoppages again. The best inside mids in the comp do that and IMO its an essential part of an inside mid.
Agreed that was because Collingwood were all over Yeo and Redden . Wait till they put someone on Dom . If they don't great , lets not get to carried away . Dom is not the quickest player going around and Flaming U TURNS far too often, needs to lower his eyes and look for better options. Pretty selfish player not sure he is always team focused . Time will tell hope he proves me wrong .