- Sep 22, 2010
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Chicago Bulls
Next year is heavily compromised. I'm in the process of putting together a solid top 20.I'm totally with you on trading out of drafts to bank future picks; however, it sounds like next year isn't the draft to be holding too many picks. Is it looking as weak outside of academy kids as this year's trading would suggest?
From my preliminary top 30, 8 of those are linked to a club through F/S, Academy or NGA.
If it wasn't compromised it may be a touch better than this year's but being compromised the clubs of those first and second round picks see them as slightly less valuable than this year. I don't see a lot in it, this year is below average as is anyway.
Freeman had the explosiveness and good kick but I just wasn't completely convinced he would be able to become a dominant enough contested ball winner to become the midfielder the club had envisaged/that he showed glimpses of becoming. Hard to know now though as he's never had a decent run at it.I do remember what you wrote about Freeman at the time, something along the lines that, he is a good player but you weren't sure if he would be able make it or transition to AFL level.