While Jarryd Hayne may have his critics, Triple M's Gorden Tallis has said that he should be a surefire pick for the Blues this Origin series.
"He's the best Origin player I've watched for NSW in the last ten years," Tallis said on Triple M Sunday NRL.
"The series they won, he was absolutely brilliant.
"He can just do things. If you put all his (highlights) clips around Origin, he's a freak. He's just an athlete.
"In Origin you don't get to put on the plays, it's about when you got the ball in hand and digging deep, and I think he's been the shining light for NSW."
With James Tedesco under an injury cloud at the moment, Hayne's chances of playing seem