Saints great Nick Riewoldt has named who he believes will be the top 10 key forwards at the end of the 2019 season on SEN.com.
And coming from one of the all-time great forwards, his list should be held in high esteem.
Sydney’s Buddy Franklin is still the premier forward in the competition according to Riewoldt, despite being hampered by injuries last season.
Riewoldt believes West Coast’s Josh Kennedy is the game’s second best forward, while two Tigers, Jack Riewoldt and Tom Lynch, are ranked third and fourth. Geelong’s Tom Hawkins rounds out Riewoldt’s top five.
Nick Riewoldt’s top 10 ranked forwards
10. Tom McDonald (Melbourne)
9. Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
8. Jordan De Goey (Collingwod)
7. Jeremy Cameron (GWS)
6. Jesse Hogan (Fremantle)
5. Tom Hawkins (Geelong)
4. Tom Lynch (Richmond)
3. Jack Riewoldt (Richmond)
2. Josh Kennedy (West Coast)
1. Buddy Franklin (Sydney)