Where did Greenwood rank? The ranking system is totally crazy. One year Luke McPharlin ranked 60th best defender and 400th overI watch far more of Fremantle (around 10-12 games per regular season) than I do of Richmond, so I'm fully aware of Cerra's talent.
Looking at performances on-field, Bolton has easily outperformed Cerra. The reason I said a straight swap would rate them fairly is because of everything you mentioned in your post regarding Cerra's leadership and professionalism. I fully expect that he will lift a lot over the next two years, but Bolton is already performing at close to the elite level.
I know play ratings can be extremely misleading, but even then Bolton is ranked 111th while Cerra is currently sitting at 197th. On Brownlow votes, Cerra has so far polled 6 in his career, while Bolton has 14 (including 9 in 2020).
Honestly, in a straight comparison, Bolton is the better player right now. On value, I'd rate them around the same.
Brownlow votes isn’t much of comparison. The team that wins usually get more votes and Fyfe gets most of the votes in a Docker.
Neale would never had won a Brownlow at Fremantle due to Fyfe getting the majority of the votes.
By the way, Woewodin won a Brownlow and Leigh Matthew and Wayne Carey never won one.
I respect your view as you have seen enough of Cerra to make a comment.