Joined: Jul 2019
I don't get why people think the Leafs drafted Biggs too high. Biggs was ranked at 22 for NHL's Central Scouting NA List, and Bob McKenzie had him going 15th.
The problem ended up being his speed, which in the years after became the bigger factor in major league success. So yes, a big issue was his inability to transition his skill set to match the level of play needed to make it beyond a third tier league. His time in the Marlies was also marred by similarly framed players (Ashton, Frattin, Froese) who outperformed him.
Scouting is often boom or bust and unfortunately the Leafs got a major bust.