To be fair, up until and after the 2016 season, there were a lot on here that didn't rate him, nicknamed Shank etc and people saying we should trade. It was only with a Shedda style gameplan that we have got the best out of him and he has really elevated himself to that next level.
Only been elite since the last third of 2017.
Still, he'd played nearly 200 games to the end of 2016 and was virtually anonymous. Think it's similar to Matthew Rogers - low profile and garden variety name in a team that wasn't at the pointy end.