Bulldogs ruckman Jordon Sweet is understood to be gaining interest from rival clubs after being left out-of-favour in Luke Beveridge's side this season.

Sweet made his AFL debut in Round 5 against the Suns and would tally a total of five appearances for the Dogs in 2021, often playing in the absence of either veteran ruck Stefan Martin or promising tall Tim English.

The 23-year-old was not selected in critical matches late into the season despite Martin's continued battle with injury, as Beveridge opted for defender Lewis Young to lead ruck duties while English played forward.

Skipper Marcus Bontmepelli was also utilised in the ruck for the Dogs' Round 23 clash against Port, where the Whitten Oval club failed to land a top-four finish following the two-point defeat.

The selection raised a few questions around Sweet's future, with The Herald Sun now reporting that multiple clubs have expressed some level of interest in the reserve ruckman.

It is understood that the Bulldogs have tabled a new deal to Sweet, however the 205cm tall SANFL product could look into his options elsewhere in hope of landing greater opportunity at AFL level.

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The Bulldogs are reportedly looking for a successor to take over the first-string ruck duties from Martin in the years ahead and may do so in gauging talent outside of their own four walls, with Port Adelaide tall Peter Ladhams understood to be in the club's sights.

Sweet has been on the Dogs' list since joining via the 2018 Rookie Draft after moving from North Adelaide and is yet to recommit to the club for the 2022 season.