- Mar 28, 2018
- AFL Club
The running patterns thing surprises me for a draftee. Generally I'd expect that to take time with AFL a whole lot different to junior footy. It does seem he's likely to get early games and it'll be interesting to see how he does in this aspect if it happens.Disposal was fine, and running patterns excellent.
It was very noticeable with us that Taranto in 2017 had little idea early on. He was tough enough and skilled enough to play AFL but Shiel mostly and the other mids were constantly directing him on where to position himself and where to run.
Maybe he has better instincts and possibly absorbs the coaching instructions better, but the the lack of an apprenticeship in the VFL could be a factor as well.