The AFLPA has named a 47-man squad for the 22 under 22 side.

Five Bulldogs were picked in the initial squad, demonstrating just how important the youngsters have been in the Bulldogs’ meteoric rise this season.

GWS have the most nominations with six, while Collingwood also has five.

The committee who picked the squad was made up of Chris Dawes, Drew Petrie, Jimmy Bartel, Leigh Montagna, Matthew Pavlich, Patrick Dangerfield, Ted Richards and Will Minson.

Fans can now vote for who they think should be in the team on the AFL and Fox Footy Facebook pages.

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The final squad will be named on September 15.

Defenders:

Rory Laird (Adelaide), Jake Lever (Adelaide), Marco Paparone (Brisbane), Justin Clarke (Brisbane), Sam Docherty (Carlton), Tom Langdon (Collingwood), Marley Williams (Collingwood), Kade Kolodjashnij (Gold Coast), Adam Saad (Gold Coast), Jack Hombsch (Port Adelaide), Nick Vlastuin (Richmond), Jack Newnws (St Kilda), Elliot Yeo (West Coast), Jason Johannisen (Western Bulldogs).

Midfielders:

Patrick Cripps (Carlton), Jack Crisp (Collingwood), Taylor Adams (Collingwood), Lachie Neale (Fremantle), Adam Taylor (GWS), Dylan Shiel (GWS), Stephen Coniglio (GWS), Brad Hill (Hawthorn), Jack Viney (Melbourne), Angus Brayshaw (Melbourne), Ollie Wines (Port Adelaide), Brandon Ellis (Richmond), Tom Mitchell (Sydney), Jack Macrae (Western Bulldogs), Mitch Wallis (Western Bulldogs), Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs), Dom Sheed (West Coast).

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Forwards:

Charlie Cameron (Adelaide), Lewis Taylor (Brisbane), Zach Merret (Essendon), Joe Daniher (Essendon), Cory Gregson (Geelong), Tom Lynch (Gold Coast), Devon Smith (GWS), Jeremy Cameron (GWS), Jesse Hogan (Melbourne), Ben Brown (North Melbourne), Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide), Luke Parker (Sydney), Jake Stringer (Western Bulldogs).

Rucks:

Brodie Grundy (Collingwood), Billy Longer (St Kilda)