According to the draft tracker we have the first pick tomorrow.No, we have the 2nd selection tomorrow.
Funnily enough that was the move that left me scratching my head the most last year...Practical joke on Preuss.
I can only assume they think he'll be able to play forward while Gawn's in his prime and slowly get more ruck time. Drafting ruckmen high and hoping they can play forward isn't a winning strategy. Remember when some people on here (definitely not me of course) thought Longer could make it as a forward for some reason?Honestly I'm scratching my head. Looking at that list and thinking the best thing to help it is a 18 year old ruckman... you'd think SOS is drafting for them.
I don't know what they were thinking. Taking the pressure off Gawn or something I guess but Preuss isn't much of a forward and will take a while to build his endurance yet. So yeah, why not double down? They'll look very silly if Gawn remains a dominant ruckman past the age of 30.Funnily enough that was the move that left me scratching my head the most last year...
Not really on Melbourne's behalf, because a backup ruckman is useful, but for Pruess to decide to go from being stuck behind a decent first ruck to being stuck behind a younger and better first ruck.
Why does this sound familiar? Oh right yeah they're hoping for an accelerated version of Stefan Martin's development.will be a mid/ruck and fwd. They see him playing some midfield minutes...
The draft commentary started with "The first ruckman taken in the top..." and my brain filled it out with "three since Naitanui" and went sure, that must be what they're hoping for.Remember when some people on here (definitely not me of course) thought Longer could make it as a forward for some reason?
After they hit the jackpot with Worpel I think we shouldn’t worry so much about hurt factor.Might be wrong with Robertson, his kicking is suspect and Rivers is much better at that. Alistair Clarkson’s, “You can’t kick, you can’t play,” might ring true here a bit. I’m still blown away by some of the those taken especially late.