- Oct 29, 2017
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
Many clubs rated Stephenson close to the top, but many also ruled out drafting him once they learned of his heart issue. I know the dogs rated him top 3 but put a line through him prior to the draft, even if he slid to our Pick 9. Wouldn't call it a missed opportunity, but rather a situation where the Pies took a huge gamble and it paid offLewis was still there when we picked up Simpkin and my thouces tell me he pushed hard for his recruitment. But still your point is valid with Jy. He was the right call.
The LDU draft is interesting. The top end has not jumped out and captured the competition by storm. We could do with Stephenson’s bag of tricks at the minute however. :stern look
Bonar was also in that draft as a high pick. Hayden’s recruitment is looking good in the 60’s. Xerri also from that draft. Hopefully Walker can come on now that he is over his injury concerns.
No doubt our draft in picking up Thomas, Scott and Taylor including the recruitment of Polec and Pittard is looking very good.
But yeah we went back to recruiting a tall bloke with our first pick in the last draft. Comben is quick for his size and there is a lot to like about him. Hopefully he becomes a star. But did we really need to recruit another tall guy? Perez for mine suited a need most from the 3 draft selections we made in 2019 and he was our last pick. :stern look