Though Taylor's percussion proved unable to make a return to September this season, finishing with just six wins for the entire campaign, the 23-year-old intercepted returned in style throughout 2022, battling back heroically after illness.
Struck down with septic arthritis for much of the COVID-shortened 2020, the Western Australian returned with aplomb, claiming the second most intercept marks throughout the competition, also sitting in silver for spoils.
As documented during Amazon's docu-series 'Making Their Mark', the fellow Swan Districts product had lost form and confidence during the hub months of 2020, eventually losing his place in Leon Cameron's best-23, despite holding the armband.
Still, after finding a level of consistency that had previously sat out of reach, Hogan's campaign was capped with a top-five finish on count night.
After failing to make the eight's cut for just the second time in seven seasons, the expansion franchise will lick their wounds ahead of the exchange period before getting to work under newly-minted head coach Adam Kingsley.
2022 Kevin Sheedy Medal Top 10:
1. Sam Taylor - 156 votes
2. Stephen Coniglio - 108
3. Tom Green - 104
4. Harry Himmelberg - 99
5. Jesse Hogan - 93
6. Harry Perryman - 91
7. Toby Greene - 90
8. Josh Kelly - 89
9. Isaac Cumming - 86
10. Callan Ward - 79