MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 03: Mabior Chol of the Tigers celebrates a goal during the round 20 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 03, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

After a disappointing season for the reigning premiers, six Richmond young guns remain to be without a contract for next season.

Emerging Tigers Daniel Rioli, Mabior Chol, Sydney Stack, Callum Coleman-Jones, Patrick Naish and Ryan Garthwaite are among such list, with two-first and second-round draft picks endangering their future in the squad.

Despite reinventing himself in the backline, three-time premiership player Rioli is said to only receive a one-year extension deal at the Tigers, likely assessing his options past next season.

“He will stay, but potentially only on a one-year deal, according to his manager Ralph Carr,”  John Ralph told AFL Tonight this week.

“(I) think the contract is probably not massive right now. If he can have a massive year, an All-Australian year, he clearly will be richly rewarded after that one.”

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 03: Daniel Rioli of the Tigers in action in his 50th game during the 2018 AFL round 20 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 03, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

“He tells me he’s really happy, but he just wants to assess his options past 2022 but a one-year deal would be unusual for a three-time premiership player at only 24 years of age".

Despite playing his best season yet for Richmond, Chol also still finds himself without a contract for the 2022 season.

His 2021 campaign has ignited some interest from a number of rival clubs interstate, yet Ralph believes the 24-year-old is not interested in any opportunity outside of Melbourne.

“(He) wants more (senior) opportunities. I’m not sure that the other Melbourne clubs are knocking down the door, he does want to stay in Melbourne,” Ralph added.

Stack on the other hand is set to wear the yellow and black for a few more years, despite only playing seven matches this year due to his ten-game suspension.

The Tigers recently announced new deals for trio Jason Castagna, Kamdyn McIntosh and Thomson Dow, while Coleman-Jones is likely to remain at Punt Road past this season.