The opening month of the 2023 AFL season has provided us with plenty to consider for our Rookie Rankings, with the results from Round 4 seeing another change to the top six.
While the leading four names have held their place, a young Hawks midfielder falls out of the order as Adelaide's new young defender leaps into sixth.
That change has seen an exciting Saint move into fifth overall ahead of Gather Round, where we'll see the top two in our rankings go head-to-head.
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 2023 season will not be considered.
Note: The order of our Rookie Rankings will expand to seven players after Round 6.
6. Max Michalanney (NEW)
The Crows' father-son selection finds himself in our top six for the first time this year after building a sturdy case for a call-up.
The teenager ranks in the top 25 in the competition for both of those metrics and looms as a promising defender for the Crows' long-term plans.
With the tall task of facing Carlton's attacking tandem on the horizon for Michalanney, the young Crow will be tested as the likes of Cameron Mackenzie, Jacob van Rooyen and Lachie Cowan look to break into our rankings.