Our Rookie Rankings after 13 rounds have seen further movement among the top seven, with a second North Melbourne young gun now making a name for himself.

The recent weekend also saw a young Eagle impress despite a horror loss, while our top two remain almost level after 13 rounds.

Young Hawk Josh Weddle has fallen out of our rankings but will be in contention for a return come the conclusion of the bye rounds when we extend our Rookie Rankings to a top eight.

Docker Matthew Johnson, who earned an honourable mention for his efforts against Richmond, is gaining plenty of plaudits and could be in consideration for a spot in the coming weeks.

Criteria: 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 2023 season will not be considered.

I.e. Rising Star eligible players such as Sam DarcyFinn Callaghan and Jye Amiss are ineligible, having already played an AFL match prior to Round 1, 2023. 

Round 13 Honourable Mentions:
Judd McVee (Melbourne)
Ryan Maric (West Coast)
Matthew Johnson (Fremantle)

6. George Wardlaw (NEW)

The Roos' young inside onballer has been stellar right from the word go under Brett Ratten, averaging 16.8 disposals, 6.3 tackles and 5.8 clearances in his quartet of performances.

While yet to claim his maiden victory for North Melbourne, Wardlaw has been among the club's best in three of his four showings so far to find himself in our Rookie Rankings after a month at the top level.

He collected a season-high 22 disposals, nine tackles and six clearances to go along with his first AFL goal against the Giants on Sunday.

Should he keep this level of form up, Wardlaw could be in consideration for the Rising Star Award with a dominant back-end of the season.

The Roos will face the Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium this Sunday as they look to snatch their first win with Wardlaw on the field.