Carlton is reportedly expected to start contract negotiations with defender Brodie Kemp imminently, as the Blues begin to wade through a multitude of pertinent player contract decisions.

Kemp, who has begun to string together some impressive form in recent weeks, was taken by Carlton with Pick 17 in the 2019 AFL Draft.

The Bendigo Pioneers product presents as one of the Blues' re-signing priorities, according to's Riley Beveridge.

While Kemp possesses the ability to play at both ends of the ground, having bagged 10 goals in a VFL match previously, he appears to have come into his own as an intercept defender in Michael Voss' side.

The 22-year-old has played in five of Carlton's last seven games and was named amongst the best in the Blues' 108-point win over West Coast, finishing with 22 disposals, 13 marks, and a goal.

Kemp is one of 17 players uncontracted beyond this season at Carlton. Other key re-signing priorities include Tom De Koning, Jack Silvagni, Paddy Dow, and Mitch McGovern.

The Blues are currently on a six-game losing skid, with last weekend's loss to Essendon culminating in further outrage and frustration among the Princes Park faithful.

Carlton will look to end the streak this Sunday when it hosts the Gold Coast Suns at the MCG at 1:10 PM AEST.