Riley has safe hands and is pretty athletic for a 194 cm player. Looks a bit gangly but I wonder if that is the 'socks down' effect? If he were playing with his socks up maybe we would not notice those long shanks as much? Geoff Parker says he has only been playing 5 years so he probably lacks a bit of polish.
I read a draft preview that suggested North Melbourne might pick him up early in the draft so he was on some people's radar and it was nice to get in before Collingwood.
It will probably take at least a couple of seasons at the Maggies to develop Riley Grundy, but I heard that he said himself he only took up footy at 15, which was only 3 years ago, not the 5 that Parker mentioned, so going by that alone he should have plenty of upside with the extra coaching he will get from being on an AFL list.
I reckon he is a chance, particularly if he gets specialist coaching from Bass.
Reads the play well. Nice positioning. Will be very keen to watch his development. We desperately need a defensive player of his height with first rate marking skills. Let's hope he becomes that player at afl level.