Second-row – This is a stacked position with lots of depth. There should be options available as you go further down the Draft board. Further to this, my top 10 is chock full of guns and even blokes not in the top 10 are very good. Depth + quality so don’t go too early on them is my advice.
Centre/wing – Plenty of options here much like second-row. There’s pretty reasonable depth in terms of quality also. The difference between my second ranked and ninth may be minimal come season’s end.
Front-row – There’s still lots of depth, but perhaps slightly less then the above two positions. Anyone in my top 8 I really like and there is class even deeper than this.
Fullback – There are a deceptive amount of fullback options in the comp. The biggest difference is that the top tier guys down to say RTS/Valentine Holmes (Top 7 in my ranks) have much more chance at averaging 70+. After this, there is a large drop off to a bunch of guys who should get you 50-60 which is absolutely fine, but depends on your strategy. Do you want a stud at the back or a solid contributor?
Halfback – Still okay depth wise, but the calibre of player drops or comes with more risk once you get past the top 8 or so options.
Five-eighth – A very risky position outside of the big guns (top 2) as I’ll consider SJ risky with his injury history. Locking in one of Cam Munster or Cody Walker looks smart to me, especially if you can pair them with say Cameron Smith.
Hooker – Similar to five-eight, there are only two stand outs, plus Cam McInnes who is very solid. The middle tier is okay, but the depth outside of the top 7 or 8 is concerning! Look to get on one of the better guys in my top 8 if at all possible and I think Cook and Smith could be hugely valuable especially if Smith falls outside of the top 3.
I hope this recap help and it could be worth printing or
having a ready as a reference on Draft day.