2022 saw the AFL uncover a host of stars, while some well-known names strengthened their place and pedigree thanks to stellar campaigns.

So, we've attempted to compile a list ranking the 10 players that improved the most this season.

This list takes a look at where these players were positioned at the conclusion of the 2021 season and how they rank 12 months on.

Note: Players are required to have featured in the AFL in 2021, meaning Geelong forward Tyson Stengle was not eligible for our list.


8. Peter Wright

While it wasn't the ideal season for Essendon fans, their key forward had a campaign to remember.

The former Gold Coast forward had 114 goals to his name from his first seven seasons in the AFL before adding 53 majors to his career tally this year.

That number almost doubled his 2021 goals tally and saw Wright emerge as one of the best key forwards in the game.

Wright's 53 goals placed him at No.7 in the AFL this year for total goals, with his strong marking and overhead ability key factors in giving his side plenty of firepower in the forward 50.

As the Dons enter their new era under Brad Scott, Wright will be hoping for more of the same as he looked to build on a breakout year in the red sash. 


  1. Nick Daicos should be in the top 10 when we are talking about “improvement”, taking into consideration he was in the NAB League in 2021

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