Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera during the AFL match between Hawthorn and St Kilda in Round 4, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

After cooling off across the bye rounds, our AFL Rookie Rankings are back as the race continues through the final stretch of the 2022 season.

The past three weeks have seen a bevy of debutants emerge on the scene, while some household names continue to place themselves among the competition's best young stars.

In our first Rookie Rankings adjustment since Round 11 we've seen another lead change, a new contender emerge from St Kilda and a Port Adelaide ruckman bow out.

Criteria: For our Rookie Rankings, we are selecting players who have made their debut this season. Other players who may still be eligible for a Rising Star nomination but have already made their debut prior to the 2022 season will not be considered.

I.e. players like Jai Newcombe, Jake Bowey, Corey Durdin and Sam De Koning are ineligible. 


Bye round Honourable Mentions

Massimo D'Ambrosio (Round 14 vs St Kilda)
15 disposals, three intercepts, 80% disposal efficiency

Judson Clarke (Round 13 vs Port Adelaide)
11 disposals, two goals, three tackles

Jacob Wehr (Round 14 vs Western Bulldogs)
14 disposals, 358 metres gained, 92.9% disposal efficiency


6. Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera (NEW)

The young Saints midfielder takes the place of Port Adelaide ruckman Sam Hayes in our top six, having put together one of his best performances of the year last Friday night.

The South Australian wingman collected 15 possessions, five marks, three inside 50s, three intercepts and close to 300 metres gained against the Bombers.

The appearance was Wanganeen-Milera's first across the bye weeks, but added to a consistent first season in the AFL for the dead-eye onballer.

After being rested last weekend, Wanganeen-Milera will be refreshed heading into the back-end of the season, with a significant trip to Sydney set to come in Round 15.