Former Brisbane champion Jonathan Brown has ranked his top 10 forwards in the game heading into the 2017 season, with two young stars of the competition missing out.
He did make an exception for Gold Coast forward Tom Lynch, as the 24-year-old topped Brown’s list ahead of Lance Franklin and Josh J. Kennedy.
“Tom Lynch’s all-round numbers are similar to Carey. They are Carey-like,” Brown told Fox Footy’s On the Couch on Monday.
“He sets up goals, is a good goalkicker and is the best contested mark in the competition. What more can I say?”
Jonathan Brown’s top 10 forwards entering 2017
1. Tom Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
3. Josh Kennedy (West Coast Eagles)
4. Eddie Betts (Adelaide)
5. Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn)
6. Taylor Walker (Adelaide)
7. Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
8. Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn)
9. Tom Hawkins (Geelong)
10. Jack Riewoldt (Richmond)