Tom Boyd may have been the number 1 pick last night but there is no certainty that he will make an immediate impact according to betting markets by online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.
While he already has the rig of a grown man, the full forward is priced at $9.00 to play the most games in 2014 of the top 10 draftees.
As a result, Kangaroos father-son selection Luke McDonald finds himself as the $3.25 favourite in the market.
Jack Billings and James Aish are both good odds of $5.00 to play the most games of the top 10, while Nathan Freeman, Matthew Scharenberg and Marcus Bontempelli look to be given time to develop and are outsiders in the market at $10.
But in better news for Giants fans, Boyd is tipped to be the best in front of goal, priced at $1.80 to kick the most goals next season out of every draftee.
Hawthorn’s gamble on Dayle Gartlett could also pay off, with the West Australian $6.00 to kick the most goals in 2014.
“McDonald has already been in the Kangaroos system and looks a good chance to slip straight into their midfield. The Giants aren’t exactly short of key forwards so Boyd is longer odds to play the most games next year,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Which top 10 draftee will play the most games in 2014?
$3.25 Luke McDonald
$5.00 Jack Billings, James Aish
$6.00 Josh Kelly
$8.00 Christian Salem, Kade Kolodjashnij
$9.00 Tom Boyd
$10 Nathan Freeman, Matthew Scharenberg, Marcus Bontempelli
Which draftee will kick the most goals in 2014?
$1.80 Tom Boyd
$4.50 Jack Billings
$6.00 Dayle Gartlett
$8.00 Ben Brown, Cameron McCarthy
$10 Christian Salem, James Aish, Lewis Taylor
$12 Josh Kelly, Ben Lennon