Matthew Lloyd kicked just shy of 1000 goals in his career, but his Monday night list made for a surprising listen with the former Don selecting Rowan Marshall as his best young tall in the competition.
Marshall took some time to find his feet but is really standing out for the Saints, and his second half of 2019 has been outstanding. The list also skips over talented Sun Jack Lukosius and Blue Harry McKay who both have been leading their teams with other injuries.
The list of seven is detailed below:
6. Harry Himmelburg (GWS, 23, 59 games, 71 goals)
3. Aaron Naughton (Western Bulldogs, 19, 37 games 27 goals)
2. Ben King (Gold Coast, 19, 19 games 11 goals)
1. Rowan Marshall (St Kilda, 23, 30 games 14 goals)
With two of the players still under the age of 20, and none older than 23, all have the ability to excite crowds and pose as strong prospects in the future.
With Lance Franklin, Jack Riewoldt and Josh Kennedy – three of the games longest-serving and best goal kickers all in the twilight of their careers – it appears new positions atop of the throne are becoming available.
Jeremy Cameron still leads the goal kicking charts but these young talls could be future threats to the Coleman Medal, as well as All-Australian spots for key players.