CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Jeremy Cameron of the Giants celebrates kicking a goal during the round seven AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the St Kilda Saints at Manuka Oval on May 04, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

Former Saint and Kangaroo Nick Dal Santo has heaped praise on star GWS forward Jeremy Cameron, labelling him the AFL’s best player in the season’s opening stages.

The 26-year-old is currently averaging career-highs in disposals and marks, while his 30 goals from seven games have him on track to eclipse his career-high 63 goals in 2015.

Coming off a 2018 season derailed by a five-game suspension, Cameron’s eighth AFL season is off to a scintillating start, the highlight being a 30-disposal, seven-goal game against the Tigers in round three.

The star Giant had another standout performance against the Saints on Saturday, with 15 disposals, 11 marks and six goals in the 44-point victory.

Dal Santo expressed his enjoyment at watching Cameron play.

“I now have that feeling, and I’ve had it with Buddy (Lance Franklin), I sometimes get it with (Lachie) Whitfield and (Josh) Kelly, individuals who made me think: ‘I’m really glad that I’m working this game’,” Dal Santo told SEN Afternoons.

“I’m getting that with Jeremy Cameron. His ability to get from half-back and get up to the other end … he is like a gazelle … he is a delight to watch.

“He is the best player in the competition right now and the best to watch.”

The Giants travel to the MCG to take on the Hawks on Sunday.