Welcome Rookie Draft Pick #7 - Ben Keays

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If only his disposal by foot was better..

gives his all, is actually pretty quick and with either ball in hand or when chasing it down most of the time he easily runs away from his opponents, good tackler, always puts his opponents under pressure and he’s good in heavy traffic.

but his delivery by foot, even when he’s not under immediate pressure, into the forward line is average at best.. so many kicks to no one or to the advantage of the opponent.

if he could clean that part of his game up he’d be a gun
This, he lacks composure when he has time. Fix this and he will be very good.
 

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Ben Keays (23/02/19997) given his age profile and salary cost is a way better fit for us going forward than either Hugh Greenwood (06/03/1992) and Jarryd Lyons (22/07/1992), and I doubt either would be adding anything significantly more to our current game day exploits.
 

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Ben Keays (23/02/19997) given his age profile and salary cost is a way better fit for us going forward than either Hugh Greenwood (06/03/1992) and Jarryd Lyons (22/07/1992), and I doubt either would be adding anything significantly more to our current game day exploits.
Hopefully Keays the Time Traveller can also help us with inside info on the next 18,000 years of the AFL
 

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Ben Keays (23/02/19997) given his age profile and salary cost is a way better fit for us going forward than either Hugh Greenwood (06/03/1992) and Jarryd Lyons (22/07/1992), and I doubt either would be adding anything significantly more to our current game day exploits.
Age wise Keays definitely fits better, we're very bare in that age bracket, but both Greenwood and Lyons would help with our current stoppage clearances issues. Greenwood is 5th in the league at 4.1, Lyons 6th on 4.0, Keays is 49th in the league at 2.5, though hopefully Sloane back (who is 2nd in the league at 4.7) can fix that up so it's less of an issue and Keays can be freed up a bit more.
 

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He is in some ways, others not so much.

Both hard tackling, averaging kicking left footers. Keays better out in the open, Hugh a better mark in contested auitations.
Age - upgrade
Output - comparable

Overall losing Greenwood and picking up Keays we have come out in front.
 

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He is in some ways, others not so much.

Both hard tackling, averaging kicking left footers. Keays better out in the open, Hugh a better mark in contested auitations.
Hugh... when he played for us anyway... went missing for entire quarters, sometimes halves, of footy at a time. And it happened in pretty much every single game.

keays doesnt.

hughs foot skills are better.. but not by much.
 

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Age wise Keays definitely fits better, we're very bare in that age bracket, but both Greenwood and Lyons would help with our current stoppage clearances issues. Greenwood is 5th in the league at 4.1, Lyons 6th on 4.0, Keays is 49th in the league at 2.5, though hopefully Sloane back (who is 2nd in the league at 4.7) can fix that up so it's less of an issue and Keays can be freed up a bit more.
Not only age.

Hugh Greenwood : KE% - 40.7% - DE% - 55.8% - 276.3 metres gained - i50's - 2.7
Jarryd Lyons : KE% - 59.8% - DE% 66% - 385.8 metres gained - i50's - 3.4
Ben Keays : KE% 52.8% DE% - 69.6% - 440.8 metres gained - i50's - 6.4
 

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Hey Crows fans,

At FTP, we provide weekly analysis on developments in the AFL including game style trends and player performances.

One of our talking points this week was Ben Keays and his improvement as a player this year. He has been a steal for Adelaide and is has shown really good signs all year. We are critical of some aspects of his game but ultimately he has been a great find

https://footytalkingpoints.com.au/2021/05/12/ftp-8/

Would love to hear your thoughts
 
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