For the second week in a row, our AFL Rookie Rankings have seen two new faces move into the top six, while further change higher up the board has also taken place following Round 7.

A Suns youngster has joined a teammate in our Rookie Rankings, with the first-year utility joined by a Saints running machine in taking spots fifth and sixth overall following the weekend.

Their respective strong runs of form have seen another young Saint and a Dogs forward replaced in our rankings, while a host of rookies are pushing for a place in our top six following impressive performances.

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 before 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 before Round 1, 2024. 

Honourable Mentions
Jake Rogers (Gold Coast)
Zane Duursma (North Melbourne)
Darcy Jones (GWS)
Blake Howes (Melbourne)


6. Will Graham (NEW)

The Suns Academy product has emerged as a tackling machine that could rival the likes of Touk Miller and Matt Rowell at Carrara.

Graham laid a further 11 tackles on Sunday against West Coast, with the teenager averaging 8.25 per game this year. If that mean remains for the rest of the season, Graham would end the year with 165 tackles before September, smashing the rookie tackling record of 114 set by Sam Powell-Pepper in 2017.

Graham also amassed 12 touches at 90% efficiency and a goal in Gold Coast's win over West Coast.

He moves into our trip six in place of outgoing pair Harvey Gallagher and Hugo Garcia, with teammate Jake Rogers, GWS's Harvey Thomas and Demon Blake Howes all in the mix to break through heading into Round 8.