Melbourne Paid Way Too Much For Jake Lever: Opinion

Oct 12, 2017


The Demons have paid ‘huge overs’ for Crows defender Jake Lever, says footy writer Jon Ralph.

“It’s a heck of a lot for Lever,” Ralph told Melbourne radio on Thursday.

“You might believe he’s Alex Rance but they have effectively given up two first-rounders which is pick 10 this year and it could be a similar pick next year depending on how they are going…

“To only get back what will effectively be a really late second round pick.

“I think it’s too much or they are obviously thinking they’ve got their man so now we’re in premiership mode.”

The Crows get Melbourne’s 2017 first-round draft pick (currently pick No.10), a future first-round pick and a future fourth-round pick in the deal announced on Thursday.