MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Nathan Broad, Jack Graham, Dustin Martin and Trent Cotchin of the Tigers sing the song in the rooms after winning the AFL Preliminary Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 20, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Veteran journalist and Richmond supporter Caroline Wilson has named who she believes should be the next Tigers captain in 2022.

Earlier this week, skipper Trent Cotchin announced he would be stepping down as captain after nine seasons in the role.

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Cotchin has been Richmond's longest-serving captain, leading the club to three premierships across his 188 game stint.

Speaking on Footy Classified, Wilson believed that Jack Graham is the man to next lead her Tigers.

"Jack Graham for me is the lay down misere," Wilson said.

"Trent Cotchin was very young when he took over the captaincy, Jack Graham is not the emerging champion as a player that Trent Cotchin was...

"But Jack Graham for me, Dustin Martin I don't think can make captain, Jack Riewoldt might only have one more year left and I don't like one year captaincies.

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"I love Dylan Grimes but when Alex Rance retired early they didn't put Grimes into the leadership group in that defender role so there must be reason for that."

"For mine, it's Jack Graham."

Graham has played 77 games since the Tigers drafted him with Pick 53 in 2016. The 23-year-old has steadily improved to become one of the most consistent young performers at Tigerland.

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However, Wilson acknowledged that Cotchin has left some big shoes to fill after leading the Tigers through one of their most successful periods.

"Jack Riewoldt said that Trent (Cotchin) was second only to Captain Blood (Jack Dyer) as a Richmond captain and I'd conquer with that," Wilson added.

"He has been remarkable the way he's transformed his game. He owns so much of those three premierships."