That's good news, it's much easier to teach a player good decision making than good kicking.This. Apparently his kicking efficiency was right down not because of his kicking ability, but because of his decision making. Hawks should be able to coach him to make better decisions.
More importantly, welcome to the Hawks Emerson!
With the number of teams and different players that 17 and 18 year old play for and with, it can be hard knowing where to place the kick to advantage.
Once Jeka is immersed in the Hawthorn system, the major reason he was overlooked will be corrected.