Four of the top five in our Rookie Rankings have moved spots following Round 3, with a North Melbourne young gun now sitting at the summit.

The podium is rounded out by a pair of Demons, while a Tigers forward has returned to our top five following a strong outing against the Swans on Sunday.

Honourable mentions go to Dogs duo Harvey Gallagher and Ryley Sanders, Hawks excitement machine Nick Watson and Fremantle defender Josh Draper.

Our Rookie Rankings will expand from five players to six at the cessation of Round 6.

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 prior to 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 prior to Round 1, 2024. 

Round 3 Honourable Mentions:
Joshua Draper (Fremantle)
Harvey Gallagher (Western Bulldogs)
Ryley Sanders (Western Bulldogs)
Nick Watson (Hawthorn)


5. Seth Campbell (NEW)

After being one of five Opening Round debutants to sit in our Rookie Rankings following the first weekend of action, Campbell has returned to our top five following a strong past fortnight.

The Tigers attacker has cemented his place in Adem Yze's forward line and was among the crop of Richmond youngsters who helped steer the yellow and black to their first win under their new coach.

While going without a goal, Campbell still had a resounding impact through his 14 disposals, eight inside 50s, one goal assist and over 400 metres gained.

A highlight for Campbell came later into his side's five-point win, with the small forward scooping up the ball at pace to kick his side to safety from half-back in the dying minutes.

The Tasmanian and his Tigers will meet St Kilda at Norwood Oval this Sunday as part of Gather Round, with an undermanned Richmond attack set to place more reliance on their promising youngster.