MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18: Alex Rance of the Tigers looks upfield during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval on January 18, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Fox Sports presenter and AFL journalist Julian de Stoop has revealed his top five defenders in the game, with some interesting inclusions.

Only two players inside his top five were named to the All-Australian side last year, with two of them without an AA jersey in their careers to date.

De Stoop did select five tall defenders, and didn’t show any love to any rebounding or small defenders.

Here is his top five list:

5. Michael Hurley (Essendon)

4. Harris Andrews (Brisbane)

3. Phil Davis (GWS)

2. Jeremy McGovern (West Coast)

1. Alex Rance (Richmond)