- Jun 15, 2005
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- AUFC, Everton, Sturt
The other thing to factor in is when you get to that late in the draft you'd be looking for a guy who, like Ben Davis, has huge potential for improvement... A tough diamond if you will.AFL is a ruthless business. If he was good enough of a player to be better than our 42nd best player, we'd tell his family to get stuffed and take him to make us better.
If he's not that good, and the family rubbish where he sooks about being a rookie is enough to not bother with the hassle, then we wouldn't bother drafting him at all.
So I'll reiterate. If we don't think he's worth bothering with, and we're the worst team, that isn't a glowing reference and makes him an unlikely draft prospect
Luke gets the most from himself already and probably doesn't have the X factor some of our other half back/wing types have. List balance dictates we probably aren't looking for players like him.
And yes the family attitudes would come into it, but this decision has been coming for 12 months.
I have no real opinion on the last bit, but from the outside they've not appeared to handle themselves well.