Sure, but history is full of examples of kids good at NAB or SANFL level not being able to go on with it at AFL level.I don't know how much NAB League you watch but it don't come much more congested than that at AFL level, it's virtually a rolling scrum and Neddy played a lot of midfield partnering Sam Walsh. You were talking a player with the grand total of 8 AFL games when you made that statement...I think you have unreal expectations from someone just starting their AFL journey especially if you watched Neddy's SANFL games in 2019, no problems there.
And let's be honest, McHenry had shown nothing in his 8 AFL games. Not even glimpses other than effort.
Playing as a forward, zero goals, even zero goal assists.
Let's be careful about calling him an AFL player just yet. But the signs are good that these new rules might benefit players like him. He struggled having two or three blokes closing him down immediately in the previous team defence dominated game.
Even Tex kicked 5 without 2 or 3 getting back and hanging off him. He seemed 5 years younger. Let's hope it's real and the rule changes continue to open the game up.
As I said before I reckon Jones could also benefit hugely from the more open game this year.