Whether they're playing for a lesser-followed club, excelling in an overlooked position, or simply not getting the recognition they deserve — these five stars have flown under the radar this season.

One GWS star is having an All-Australian season, while a Gold Coast defender is reaping the rewards of a positional switch.

These footballers are in career-best form or have simply found the perfect balance of ball-winning and impact for their team.

2. Brad Hill

Off-field, St Kilda has found a new gameplan and outlook through Ross Lyon, but it's on-field where one Saint has been setting the standard. Brad Hill, now in his fourth season at St Kilda, has been one of the most consistent performers this year.

Hill has been finding the ball with ease as a winger and is making great use of his possessions. The 29-year-old's disposals efficiency sits at 75%, breaking opposition lines with running and kicking alike.

The midfielder is backing up a strong 2022 season in his current form, but with his club in a position to play finals, his talents have been put to better use. His creativity and run are an X-factor for the Saints.

Brad Crouch is another who has flown under the radar for St Kilda. The inside midfielder is 12.7 contested possessions, which is releasing outside runners like Hill to great effect.

Brad Hill during the AFL match between Hawthorn and St Kilda in Round 4, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)