AFL champion Matthew Lloyd appeared on Sportsday radio and came back with another top 7 list.
This week Lloydy looked at the top 7 payers who could be All-Australian this year, who he never thought would be.
Lloyd’s top 7 are as follows:
7. Tom Stewart (Geelong)
“Never thought he could be, he’s a big chance”. Stewart is having a massive impact playing in Geelong’s back line. It definitely could be said that Lloyd’s not the only one who saw this massive jump from Stewart. He’s up seven disposals a game from last season (21.45 a game).
6. James Sicily (Hawthorn)
“Didn’t think he’d be an half back All-Australian but may well be”. If Sicily were to keep his temper in check many people would see him as one of the league’s best stars. Playing as one of Hawthorn’s best this year, Sicily is definitely up for All-Australian selection.
5. Jack Darling (West Coast)
“This one people won’t agree with”. Hard to see why Lloyd would have never thought he’d make the All-Australian list. Fortunately for Darling, he’s changed the Essendon legend’s mind this season.
4. Angus Brayshaw (Melbourne)
“What a huge month he’s had”. There’s no arguing Brayshaw has shown he can play at the elite level with the numbers and games he’s been putting up as of late. The question with Brayshaw now is all about consistency.
3. Josh Caddy (Richmond)
“Knew he was a a good player, but not an All-Australian who could be top four in the Coleman Medal”. Caddy has taken his game to new heights this season which is surprising to many as complacency could be expected following a premiership-winning campaign.
2. Devon Smith (Essendon)
“In a poor side he has been phenomenal this year”. An absolute tackling machine, it’s hard to see how poorly Essendon would be doing without the pressure being provided by Smith.
1. Tom Phillips (Collingwood)
“It’s time they tag him and put time in him”. Tom Phillips is quickly cementing himself as on of the elite midfielders in the competition. Averaging 30 disposals and one goal a game, although the battle for All-Australian midfielder’s is tough, Phillips might be getting the nod.
LLOYDY'S TOP 7 | Players who could be All-Australian this year, who Lloydy never thought would be.
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