Jaidyn Stephenson - how good can he be?

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AFL talent manager Kevin Sheehan said on radio last year that he would take him at #1 in the draft but as now publicised, before the draft, a scare was sent through a host of clubs when his heart condition was revealed.

So far in the first 7 games this season, he hasn’t missed a beat and it seems as though Collingwood has gotten a bargain with pick 6.

The kid seems real capable of stepping up when required, highlighted by his 5 goal effort against last year’s Grand Finalists in Round 4. (2 in the first quarter when the game was still there to be won)

I thought he was quite instrumental tonight when the game was there to be won and ended up with 21 possessions, 2 goals, 8 score involvements and 3 clearances - not a bad feat for a 7th gamer playing predominantly up forward.

He seems like a good kid too and I’ve enjoyed watching his speed and composure for a first year recruit. How high is his ceiling?
 

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AFL talent manager Kevin Sheehan said on radio last year that he would take him at #1 in the draft but as now publicised, before the draft, a scare was sent through a host of clubs when his heart condition was revealed.

So far in the first 7 games this season, he hasn’t missed a beat and it seems as though Collingwood has gotten a bargain with pick 6.

The kid seems real capable of stepping up when required, highlighted by his 5 goal effort against last year’s Grand Finalists in Round 4. (2 in the first quarter when the game was still there to be won)

I thought he was quite instrumental tonight when the game was there to be won and ended up with 21 possessions, 2 goals, 8 score involvements and 3 clearances - not a bad feat for a 7th gamer playing predominantly up forward.

He seems like a good kid too and I’ve enjoyed watching his speed and composure for a first year recruit. How high is his ceiling?
Already very good.
So, very very good.
Good finisher, holds his nerve.
 

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Already very good.
So, very very good.
Good finisher, holds his nerve.
He actually plays the one on one really well which is surprising for someone who still hasn’t filled out as yet. Will lose more than he wins in the next couple of years, but with his height, and once he adds a few kgs, will be a tricky match up. Took a nice grab tonight when the heat was on and finished beautifully.
 

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He actually plays the one on one really well which is surprising for someone who still hasn’t filled out as yet. Will lose more than he wins in the next couple of years, but with his height, and once he adds a few kgs, will be a tricky match up. Took a nice grab tonight when the heat was on and finished beautifully.
He def looks the goods and looks to have the mental composure to go with it which is impressive at a young age.
 

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Hard to tell how good in the future though, some guys start like guns and then fall into standard AFL player (or worse), some guys keep working on their game and keep getting better.
 
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