Our AFL Rookie Rankings have seen a change ato the podium after Round 13, while a young Brisbane forward has broken into the top seven for the first time this year.

He replaces outgoing Magpies midfielder Lachie Sullivan and lands at sixth in our rankings, pushing a young Hawks tall down one place.

Tigers pair Kane McAuliffe and Seth Campbell have both earned honourable mentions for their efforts in Thursday's win over Adelaide, while Crows debutant Billy Dowling also gets a nod for his performance in the same game.

Selection Criteria: For our Rookie Rankings, we are ONLY 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 before the 2024 season will not be considered. I.e. Rising Star eligible players such as George Wardlaw, Angus Sheldrick and Sam Darcy are ineligible, having already played an AFL match before Round 1, 2024. 

Honourable Mentions:
Kane McAuliffe (Richmond)
Billy Dowling (Adelaide)
Seth Campbell (Richmond)


7. Calsher Dear (-1)

Another performance of promise from Dear, who continued to offer something in Sam Mitchell's front half as an athletic aerial threat.

While his numbers don't often stuff the stat-sheet, Dear's impact in the air and in his follow-up work are easy to notice.

The Hawks rookie came away from Saturday's close in win Tasmania with eight disposals, six tackles, five marks, one goal and four score involvements for the day against GWS.

The Hawks return to the MCG on Saturday for what shapes as a big occasion to celebrate Richmond great Dustin Martin's 300th game in the yellow and black.