1. He had a few injury problems over his time there that didn't allow him to get an extended run at it.For those who have watched him for longer than myself:
1. Why didn't he make it at the Dogs?
2. What has he improved that will help him make it this time?
In the 2020 draft they already had Ugle-Hagan locked in and traded in Mitch Hannan from the Demons - who really filled that 3rd tall / hybrid role.1. He had a few injury problems over his time there that didn't allow him to get an extended run at it.
2. Nothing specific, he always had a good work rate and running capacity, he's always been able to make the most of his chances and kick goals. He's just done all of those things better over the past 2 years.
Not enough kudos for this bloke.he’s 186cm and had provided a contest after contest. Thought he was going to be on the list for 1 year but he’s well and truly earnt an extension
As an avid VFL watcher it was clear that Fergus would be brilliant in his roll at AFL level. I wanted him 2nd choice in the 2022 MSD… but I see that Blanck was a better choice.Anyone who watched the VFL would have had no qualms about Ferg's ability to kick goals in the AFL, but I reckon the biggest queries on him were always speed and his ability to be dangerous in other ways given his size. He still has those limitations, he can get exploited a bit if he's required to chase and tackle like a shorter forward, and he's never going to be a high production disposal getter; but there's something to be said about having an elite 1 wood. His ability to bob up, kick goals and generally be involved in scores is really good - only 9 disposals but 2/3rds of them in direct scoring chains, most of which were either goals (3) or goal assists (2).