Jarod Pickett at Pick #4 - Was This A Mistake?

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Carefree

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He hasn't lived up to his expectatations so far and it's been nearly 3 years since he was drafted
Get on it
 

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You only need to take a token glance to see he has spent significant amount of his development years at AFL injured.
Lisfranc injury and those can be particularly nasty.

Not as bad as this broken heel/ subtalar joint injury Im getting over but a bastard nonetheless.
 

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Struggling to have much of an impact.

I believe experts thought he was rated a little further down, more of a luxury selection from SOS to go with his other horrendous picks.
 

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Absolute flop so far. Looks overweight and nothing like what you would be looking for as a number 4 pick. I think GWS dumped him with Marchbank to get that Carlton pick
 

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GWS have draft picks to burn, I'd say any other club would've gone with a 'safer' option.
 

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He was played forward in AFL by Bolton but he is not good when play is behind him. I saw him play in VFL against Sandringham at half back flank/wing and he was all the money when the play was in front of him.. just a little rusty... weaving through traffic, elite disposal and decision making, hard tackling, excellent spoiling, leg speed running away from his man. At that point I thought to myself he has top end potential being the cream on the cake but will take another six months at least
 

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no worse than O'Rourke, Plowman or Buntine when you consider Macrae, Wines & Wingard as alternatives
Pickett was very good and very unfortunate with injury.

All in all, GWS have been very good at drafting.
 

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20 year old who's been injured most his career and not AFL fit yet.

Wait until next year. He's shown small glimpses at carlton so far of why he was pick 4.
 

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A bust they could afford, but it does raise questions about how good Silvagni actually is.

Still, he took a bit of a punt with SPS and it has paid off big time.
Have to question this, 1. How was it a punt? He was clearly an absolute gun. And 2. How can you say it's paid off big time? Obviously he's been terrific this year, but at the end of the day he's 9 weeks into his AFL career, could do two ACLs and then go home to get a fresh start.

If by 'bit of a punt' you meant taking a WA boy then the second part of the comment is even more puzzling, as even if he was homesick, he wouldn't have been able to request a trade yet.
 

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Have to question this, 1. How was it a punt? He was clearly an absolute gun. And 2. How can you say it's paid off big time? Obviously he's been terrific this year, but at the end of the day he's 9 weeks into his AFL career, could do two ACLs and then go home to get a fresh start.

If by 'bit of a punt' you meant taking a WA boy then the second part of the comment is even more puzzling, as even if he was homesick, he wouldn't have been able to request a trade yet.
WA yes, but he's a skinny midfielder who wasn't meant to be ready to play consistent footy yet in a side screaming out for talented players to get on the park now.
 

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Too early to determine whether recruiting Pickett was "a mistake". He's obviously coming off a pretty nasty foot injury and has the made the move to Melbourne this year so I will cut him some slack and give him time to settle into his new club. Would be nice if he can cement himself in the Blues lineup by the end of the year, which would be what I'd hope for. Next year is the year where I think we can start judging him properly as he will have had a year at Carlton under his belt and hopefully he will have had no major injury interruptions going into 2018 so it gives him the best opportunity to show what he's got.
 

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He hasn't lived up to his expectatations so far and it's been nearly 3 years since he was drafted
Get on it
When you're out injured, you start to fall behind the pack of players you were drafted with, when you're out injured for multiple years another years worth of draft picks start to overtake you. Bottom line is it's hard to develop when you can't get on the park.
 

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Kid basically missed two years of footy, he is coming from a long ways back, but I've been impressed by what I've seen, he has that rare combo of real pace and good kicking skills.
May not be this year, but if he stay healthy he will be a player, has plenty of talent IMO and definitely worth persisting with.
 

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GWS have draft picks to burn, I'd say any other club would've gone with a 'safer' option.
GWS have almost always gone the safer option over a risk.

Took Marchbank over Lever
Took Orourke/Plowman over Stringer

Pickett was always rated around pick 4, not like they reached for him.
 
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