I like Witts as a player and don't disagree that he has the potential to be a great ruck in the style of Sandilands although I don't think he'll quite get to the same level (top 5-10 ruck vs top 3 ruck). Worst case if Witts doesn't develop further he'll produce a Warnock like output. On the verge of a break out year and certainly worth the gamble to see what level he's capable of producing.
^This. Witts was robbed of best on ground honours at least 3 times and should have been in the bests more again.
The most you can take out of those stats is a solid improvement from 2015 to 2016, and that's not even taking in to account that his stats are a little diluted from getting injured early in a couple of games.
gee the big fella is off to a good start at a club which is burning down from the inside, would be leading the b n f an up till 4th q was leading the suns for contested possessions can see he was worth a1st rounder after all
Doggies picked up Tm English with pick 18, they'd love him to be where Witts is at right now. They would have been far better off showing interest in Witts and trading that pick Cloke and his father Damir are liabilities.
That will come as he adjusts to the pace of senior footy. He showed he is capable of 15-20 possessions in addition to ruck dominance last year in the VFL. He'll never be a Grundy type 20-30 possession monster, but for a 209cm giant he will be very good around the ground once he really finds his feet.