The weekend has seen some potential Rookie Rankings bolters emerge from their debuts, while a Tigers defender and Bombers recruit continue their rise toward the top.

Another week sees Nick Daicos hold top spot in the rankings, but could his gap over the rest of his rivals be closing?

A Carlton debutant didn't look out of touch in his first game at senior level, while an Eagle amassed a stellar outing despite his side's embarrassing defeat to Richmond.

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 2022 season will not be considered.


Round 7 Honourable Mentions

Greg Clark (West Coast)
24 disposals, six tackles, seven marks, five score involvements

Despite the 109-point loss in his debut, Clark enjoyed his maiden match at AFL level in standing tall against the trying circumstances. A sudden bolter for our rankings.

Jack Carroll (Carlton)
19 disposals, eight marks, 411 metres gained, eight score involvements

Like Clark, Carroll was immense in his first game at AFL level, not looking out of place in the top flight as the Blues ran riot over the Roos on Saturday night. One to watch in the weeks to come.

Robbie McComb (Western Bulldogs)
21 possessions, two goals, three clearances, seven contested possessions

Another mature-aged player gets an honourable mention nod from their Round 7 performance, with McComb an integral part in the Bulldogs' forward-midfield rotations.


6. Nathan O'Driscoll (-2)

The 19-year-old was once again a part of the Dockers' highlight reel, booting another major from the left boundary line in what is seeming the midfielder's favourite forward pocket.

On top of his single goal, O'Driscoll recorded 17 possessions and six marks in the win over Geelong, continuing to execute his role out wide for Justin Longmuir.

The form of others has seen the Dockers young gun slide in our rankings, however a matchup with North Melbourne this week could see his place among the top handful of rookies rise.