So GWS rated Hately in-front of Jones...….I thought most had picks 9-14 closed bunch together this year. And I remember reading an article where Hamish was talking about Sloane and not selecting him the first year in the lead up to this year draft, so this could be an insight into him rating Jones.
i didnt watch that and see them rating lately above Jones. All those discussions they showed were about them talking about who they rated of who they expected to be available, and they already said Jones would be gone.
Also note its edited to be specific discussions about the players they picked, not other options they would turn to should they be gone or others slide so they dont give away more insight than they need to.
Id say given they anticipated Jones going before Caldwell being 1 way he got to them, there's every chance if we picked Cladwell Jones may have been their 1st pick (so rated above Hately). At no stage did they mention Hately as in the frame for their 1st selection
Are there any videos of Jones' highlights other than the version the Crows posted soon after we drafted him? afl.com.au didn't even create a 'Tomorrow's Heroes' feature on him (that I can find) but they did one for Curtis Taylor who ending up going in the 40s
This guy is close to AFL ready. He has a tank, is built solidly enough, is at the upper end of the age for a new recruit (he is about to turn 19). He is a well rounded footballer and has played in many big underage games. He will either play multiple games for us this year or at least contribute to the decent depth that we are building and needing. He is a part of the new quick, athletic and mobile squad Pyke is building.