My main problem with players like Elijah, is the way that we tend to put them on a pedestal because they've come through our own system. Elliot comes out and says Elijah has got to be in our 13 somewhere, why? Which other team in the comp would have a similar view point re a player of his stature, maybe Penrith?
Speaking of which, NRL Gossip have said "Further to a rumour we posted earlier, it would seem Elijah Taylor is all but certain to sign with the Penrith Panthers and link up with former coach Ivan Cleary in 2014."
Whether we put the likes of Taylor on a pedestal or not is beside the point, it's about how his coaches and fellow players rate him, and they all seem to rate him very highly. I mean when Michael Luck had his radio sport segment , he'd never shut up about the kid...i'm a Taylor fan, but even i got annoyed with it.
Hooker wouldn't be my first positional choice for Taylor, but i have every confidence he can do a more than adequate job as long as it's required.
I would like to see him play more in the Glen Stewart mold, which i think he's best suited to.