Brownlow medallist Adam Cooney has named his top five players from the 2020 season on SEN.
We’re currently four rounds into one of the strangest seasons ever witnessed, with the competition resuming from its three-month shutdown last month.
Some of the quirky features of this highly unorthodox season include shorter quarters, less games and no crowds at matches.
“He’s one of the main reasons why Port Adelaide sit undefeated on top of the AFL ladder,” Cooney said on SEN.
Docherty has averaged 26.2 disposals and 7.5 per game and leads the league in meters gained and rebound 50s as the Blues’ general in defence.
Gold Coast rookie sensation Matt Rowell comes in second, enjoying arguably the best opening four-game stretch to a career in the history of the game.
The No. 1 pick has averaged 21.2 disposals, 6.5 tackles and 1.5 goals per game to jolt into Brownlow Medal contention.
Neale has averaged 29.5 disposals, 5.5 tackles and 1.2 goals per game and leads the league in contested possessions for the third-placed Lions.
“He should be equal Coleman leader. He’s kicked five goals this year and had six cracks to get to it on the weekend.”
Cooney’s top five players so far in 2020
- Lachie Neale (Brisbane)
- Matt Rowell (Gold Coast Suns)
- Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
- Sam Docherty (Carlton)
- Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)