- Aug 18, 2009
- AFL Club
Across entire body of work, I would definitely take Goddard, Cooney, Lids, Murph & Gibbs over TreloarAside from the fact that Treloar would never agree, we still over rate draft picks somewhat, even if it is pick 1.
Here are the picks 1's from 1986 - 2014 (recent years too early to tell or compare with Treloar properly). Bolded are who I would definitely want over Treloar...
Leslie, Lounder, McDonald, Banik, Hooper, Hutton, Banfield, Gaspar, White, Waterhouse, Gardiner, Johnstone, Headland, Fraser, Riewoldt, Hodge, Goddard, Cooney, Deledio, Murphy, Gibbs, Kreuzer, Watts, Scully, Swallow, Patton, Whitfield, Boyd, McCartin.
That's 3 number 1 picks (out of 29!) I've picked ahead of Treloar with Deledio and Goddard in the mix too. Even if it 5 or 6 out of 29, that's still less 20% chance of getting somwone better than Treloar.
Not as obvious as it seems.
These five number 1 picks all have something in common - elite by foot