- Aug 4, 2019
- AFL Club
I'm not really sure how relevant the TOG is for a 19 year old first gamer ruckman. For comparison, Nic Nat had 63%, Lycett 78%, Nankervis 78% etc. Not exactly worlds apart until the Gawn/Grundy level.He had a TOG of 61%. Only SPS and Dow had a smaller TOG. I agree that he's promising and he showed a bit but a 2 year deal is absolutely right at this stage of his career. Added to that is that we're often conservatie in terms of deal length.
He's young and raw but if you could sign him to a 3-4 year deal on similar money to what Draper is - it could prove to be a bargain in 1-2 years time.
Medium risk/high reward. He might not come on like we'd hoped, might injure himself etc. But compare that to some of the other deals in the comp and I think it's a risk I'd be willing to take.
All I'm saying is if he continues the form he showed on the weekend - at 19 - other clubs WILL come for him. No question, and they will offer him longer than 2 years.