In a draft comprised of so many undetermined talents, Western Australian forward Logan McDonald is one of the most sought-after prospects.
Speaking on AFL Trade Radio, former recruiter Matt Rendell stated that the youngster looks is a “generational” talent and that Fremantle should be desperate to move up in the draft to secure his services.
Across his nine appearances for WAFL outfit Perth, McDonald finished fourth in the league’s goalkicking with 21 majors and an average of four marks per game.
Rendell’s comments followed the news that Jesse Hogan it set to depart the Dockers for GWS. Despite Hogan’s impending exit, Fremantle still has tall forwards Matt Taberner and Rory Lobb at their disposal.
With the club’s first selection pushed back to pick 12 following the compensation picks of Joe Daniher and Zac Williams respectively, Rendell urged the Dockers to package said pick along with young gun Adam Cerra to North Melbourne in exchange for pick two.
The 21-year-old Victorian played in all of Fremantle’s 17 games this season, averaging of 17 disposals per game.
Cerra, himself a former top ten selection (pick five in the 2017 draft), has played 58 games for Fremantle.
Adam Cerra threaded the needle from the pocket against the Dees to take home the @CoatesHire Goal of the Year vote for round 16.
— AFL (@AFL) September 13, 2020
Despite his bright start in Western Australia, Rendell was adamant that Cerra’s departure would allow for McDonald to become a Docker on draft night.
“Logan McDonald is a generational player as a key forward. I know there’s a few key forwards in this draft, but as a local WA kid, Oscar Allen wasn’t doing what (McDonald) is doing in his draft year and Allen has turned into a beauty,” Rendell told AFL Trade Radio.
“(McDonald) finished (fourth) in the goal kicking in the WAFL for god’s sake in the seniors.
“So pick 12, their first rounder next year and maybe Adam Cerra, that would get it done, but maybe even 12 and Cerra gets it done because North is obviously looking for players.
“It’s certainly worth thinking about from both clubs. If North can get two or three players for one, they should be seriously thinking about it.”