Jed Adcock has to prove a point. Ever since his surprise delisting from the Lions at the end of the 2015 season, Adcock has taken matters in his own hands to boost his chances before the Rookie Draft.
The former Brisbane Lions skipper is in the process of making it into the Elite Level one more time. The 29-year-old Adcock has been linked with the Western Bulldogs for the past several weeks now and reports suggest that the club might recruit him before the Rookie Draft.
According to the Age AU, Adcock has already gained the permission of practicing with the Bulldogs. His manager is pretty confident about his client and says that Adcock will find a new home soon.
Luke Beveridge’s team struck some impressive form last season by making it into the finals of 2015 season and the defender-midfielder seems to a perfect pick for the team. Adcock was nominated for the All-Australian team in 2007 and has played more than 20 games in the last five seasons.
Adcock told AFL.com.au that “he believed he had at least three seasons left in him.” Adcock, who had previously co-captained the Lions with Brown in 2013, was impressive with the Lions, too. The official AFL site states, “He was initially drafted by the Lions with pick 33 in 2003, making his debut in round seven, 2004. In 2007 he finished second to Jonathan Brown in the club’s best-and-fairest award and was in the initial All Australian squad.”
The Western Bulldogs are looking to repeat their form this season too and the chances for them of getting to rope in the elite player should not be seen as a missed opportunity.
Nothing has been finalized as of now and there has been no official confirmation either. We shall all get to know before Friday. Till then stay tuned for more updates.