Hawthorn forward Tyler Brockman has been flagged as "a name to keep an eye on" in this year's trade space, with the young goalsneak reportedly weighing up his future at Waverley.

Brockman has enjoyed a strong third season in the brown and gold following an injury-riddled 2022 campaign, with the 20-year-old booting 10 goals and assisting a further nine from his 11 matches so far this season.

The emerging Hawk's tackle pressure and speed are among the many traits that have seen the Wembley Downs product placed as the club's small forward for the future, however his services are yet to be extended beyond this season.

Brockman was handed a one-year extension by the Hawks in September last year following a season that saw the Western Australian unable to play a game at senior level due to injury, with Brockman eventually placed on the club's inactive list.

With that extension now nearing its expiry, Brockman is reportedly "weighing up his future" at Bunjil Bagora and could consider a move back to WA, according to 7 News reporter Mitch Cleary.

If a move back to his home state was to be lodged, West Coast are seen as the leading suitor for Brockman's services.

"A fresh name to keep an eye on as the year unfolds is Hawthorn small forward Tyler Brockman," Cleary told Channel 7's post-game show on Friday.

"Weighing up his future, strong family links to WA.

"The Eagles (are) well positioned if he does request a trade home."

The Eagles are understood to have met with Brockman during his draft year as they looked to attain local talent through the 2020 National Draft, however the Hawks swooped on the Subiaco junior six selection prior to West Coast's opening pick.

The WA powerhouse would select Luke Edwards at Pick 52 before adding Isiah Winder five spots later on draft night.

West Coast are anticipated to attack the draft and look to bring in young talent as they work through a list rebuild across the coming years.

Brockman has played 22 games in his three years with Hawthorn, booting 20 goals and averaging 10.18 disposals and 3.00 marks per game.

The small forward will make his return to Sam Mitchell's side on Saturday against GWS following a bout of illness.