Max King during the 2022 AFL Round 1 match between St Kilda and Collingwood (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

St Kilda wingman Daniel McKenzie has shed light on teammate Max King's mindset, as well as his side's positive form to begin the 2022 season.

McKenzie, King and the Saints are coming off a barnstorming victory over Richmond where they overturned a 25-point deficit to win by over five goals at Marvel Stadium.

Speaking on RSN Breakfast, McKenzie expressed his enjoyment in his side playing at a high level, declaring a specific focus on ball movement.

"It was a lot of fun being out there and getting back to the form that we had in the 2020 season when we were using the ball really well," the 25-year-old said on Tuesday morning.

"We've had a bit of focus on ball movement and shifting the defence. I think we played into Collingwood's hands a little bit in Round 1 and we were a bit stagnant with the ball, so [we were] trying to get guys like Jack Sinclair and Brad Hill up and running and making it really hard for the other team to defend."

Quizzed about King's persona and playing alongside the key forward, McKenzie only had good things to say.

"He's a big target and got such a long reach that you can almost put it anywhere and he'll get his hands to it, so [we] definitely try and hit him up," he continued.

"He's pretty humble, I think probably deep down he knows he's pretty good and [he's] got the talent, but he doesn't carry on too much or show it on the outside a lot so I think it's a great personality to have and I think he's just really growing with self-belief at the moment.

As for McKenzie, the defender-turned-wingman has made a pragmatic start to the 2022 season, averaging 17.7 disposals, 4.3 marks and 2.7 inside-50s over the first three games of the year.

McKenzie and the Saints will be looking to make it three wins on the trot when they face the Hawks at the MCG this weekend.