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Watts has "withstood more than he deserves": Maher


SEN Afternoons host Andy Maher has thrown his support behind troubled Port Adelaide forward Jack Watts.

Watts bounced back from his off-season issues with 22 disposals and nine marks in the Power's 26-point over Melbourne on Saturday.

Maher says this performance is reflective of the solid career he’s had so far, arguing that people shouldn’t be so harsh on Watts.

“He didn’t want to be a number one draft pick, he got taken at number one,” Maher told AFL Nation.

“Everybody’s pouring their own expectations on Jack Watts and because he doesn’t measure up to what other people are thinking Jack Watts has to achieve throughout his career, everyone gets filthy and lays the boots into him.

“If Jack Watts had’ve been the second pick in the draft, you’d look at his career and say he’s been a fantastic pick-up.

“I just reckon he’s withstood more than he deserves on the way through.”

The Power will look to make it two from two against the Blues on Saturday at the Adelaide Oval.

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