We have two new faces in our 2024 AFL Rookie Rankings as we grow to a top seven following the conclusion of Round 12.

As flagged at the beginning of the season, after every six rounds we will expand our rankings by one place, with a seventh name now added to the running.

That change has seen a Magpies midfielder and Hawks youngster come into the top seven, replacing injured Collingwood speedster Joe Richards.

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:
Charlie Dean (Collingwood)
Kane McAuliffe (Richmond)
Joel Freijah (Western Bulldogs)


7. Lachie Sullivan (NEW)

With our Rookie Rankings expanding to a top seven, Sullivan moves into the mix for the first time this year after a strong opening to his career with the Magpies.

The pre-season recruit has looked at ease at AFL level since being plucked from Footscray in the VFL, and has taken on a larger role than expected given Collingwood's current injury woes.

While Friday's performance against the Bulldogs wasn't Sullivan's best of the year, the mature-aged midfielder has continued to press his case for a spot in our rankings and this week gets the nod.

A King's Birthday clash against Melbourne looms as another chance for Sullivan to prove his value on the big stage.