How many years into a rebuild are the above? Baring Sydney who have the luxury of academies they've all been no competitive for ages, why do people expect Hawthorn to have the same number of top end talent under 21? We have to pick project players and wait for them to develop, we don't see our talent until their third or fourth year on the list that doesn't mean theyre not there.It was raised this morning that we have 3 players under 21 currently in the side.
Based on where our list is at and others in a similar predictament, is that number enough?
Noticeable absentees are Lewis, Day, DGB and maybe Jeka, Downie even?
Currently Sydney, Freo, Adelaide and North have 6,7,8 and 8 players under 21.
All about perception but admittedly, we don't have a lot of talent in that demographic bar the above mentioned.