Toast Fremantle's 4th 2018 National Draft Pick: Brett Bewley [Pick #59]

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Well, he's 23. No time to hang around. And our midfield is promising, but lacking mature depth. But the main thing is he has the exact tools we need; accurate long kick. Mr Bewley, meet Mr Hogan.
The bit I like is he's 'hard as a cat's head'. Which means he will give us that Brady Grey quality but with skills.
 

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The bit I like is he's 'hard as a cat's head'. Which means he will give us that Brady Grey quality but with skills.
Yes me too. Add that to booming left foot cannon and also ran down Brad Hill and the lad has created a bit of expectation already.
 

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So... why did he slip so far?

FWIW very excited about this bloke.
I think with players of Bewley's age you draft them at certain periods of a team's development. They really need to be best 22 in their first year, or they have the potential to become a list clogger.
 

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I'd love some comments from recruiting people about the decision making about guys like Bewley. I realise he has just been drafted and not actually done anything yet, but it is an interesting topic. Upside is clearly vital in selecting early first round, and slowly things balance out with more emphasis shifting to lower ceiling types, and then on to guys who have actually been improving and producing. Barlow perhaps the poster-boy for that but Ben Brown, Kelly etc. There is a decent list.
 

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I'd love some comments from recruiting people about the decision making about guys like Bewley. I realise he has just been drafted and not actually done anything yet, but it is an interesting topic. Upside is clearly vital in selecting early first round, and slowly things balance out with more emphasis shifting to lower ceiling types, and then on to guys who have actually been improving and producing. Barlow perhaps the poster-boy for that but Ben Brown, Kelly etc. There is a decent list.

If you do a search you can find a heap of his highlights from 2016 with Williamstown.

What I see there is ok...but a bit one paced and plodding...he didn't seem to have the motor.
Fast forward 2 years and he looks to have gained a yard of pace and is covering the ground a lot better.
He also went from 20 possessions a game in 2016 to 26 last year, which supports that
 
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If you do a search you can find a heap of his highlights from 2016 with Williamstown.

What I see there is ok...but a bit one paced and plodding...he didn't seem to have the motor.
Fast forward 2 years and he looks to have gained a yard of pace and is covering the ground a lot better.
He also went from 20 possessions a game in 2016 to 26 last year, which supports that
Also shows dedication and application to improve himself
 
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