I don't understand how we got to free agency comparisons with a contracted player
Its determined to gauge what the Giants would get next year if he then left as a FA compared to what a team would likely have to pay to get him this year.
The Ellis comparison that was brought up was only to review FA compensation not what Hopper would cost. I doubt there is anyone out there that would think that the Giants would deal for an end of 2nd round compo pick.
If he leaves to either the Tigers or Geelong, our firsts would need to be on the table 100%. If we get something back with it then great but that would depend on what number the 1st rounder is.
With Hopper getting around $600k, I would think its fair to value him in the 11-15 range personally.