Disagree with this. We didn't know that we were getting a future Brownlow medal winner who collects 30+ touches a game without batting an eyelid and who would miss an entire season with a broken leg. All of this - drafting, trading, etc. - is a risk. I really think you need to look at the total portfolio in the same way you look at an investment portfolio - you diversify, accept that some things will do better than expected, some worse, and hope that you come out ahead in the time horizon you're investing for.Maybe we have Matt Rowell or Noah Anderson running around for us who knows.
The Mitchell trade was a masterstroke but we knew what we were getting can't say the same about O'Meara.