Fresh off a Rising Star nomination and a career-best performance against Geelong, Melbourne rookie Caleb Windsor is continuing to work on his wing craft as he emerges as one of the competition's most exciting outside midfielders.

The teenager, who was taken with Pick 7 at last November's National Draft, has played in all eight games so far this season and cemented his place on the wing under coach Simon Goodwin.

A late goal against the Cats last Saturday would help Melbourne secure their sixth win of 2024 and secure Windsor his nomination among this year's promising crop of young talent.

Windsor also collected 18 disposals, six tackles, eight intercept possessions and a game-high nine score involvements in the victory to add to a promising debut campaign so far.

Speaking on his nomination, Windsor credited the help of his new mentors, who aided the youngster's rise at the top level.

"To think I'd be here last year before the draft... It's pretty cool. It's happened so quickly," Windsor said.

"There's a few times where I've got to pinch myself. I remember at the end of pre-season it hit me that I was training with Max Gawn and Christian Petracca, that feels kind of normal to me now.

"Playing on the wing, I've got Ed Langdon and Lachie Hunter, who have helped me with that role really well over the season and in pre-season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28: Caleb Windsor of the Demons runs away from Adam Saad of the Blues to kick a goal during the 2024 AFL Community Series match between Carlton Blues and Melbourne Demons at Ikon Park on February 28, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

"I got pretty lucky. You don't often go to a top four team as a low [draft] pick. It's pretty awesome to get the privilege to be on a good side and obviously play as well."

The Lysterfield junior was rated as the top outside ball winner for his draft class last year, flexing his pace and clean hands that Demons fans have quickly come to recognise.

Since arriving at the Demons, both Windsor and Goodwin have looked to strengthen the wingman's defensive attributes, with the former always looking at how he can grow his game in the red and blue.

"Last year, before the draft, that was one of the main things I needed to work on," Windsor said of the defensive side to his ga,e.

"I'm improving that. Goody loves the defensive work, so he really cracked down on me over the pre-season.

"I think I've added that to my game."

No limits were set for Windsor from the first day he stepped through the door, with the Demons giving their new draft star every chance to make an immediate name for himself.

In the eyes of his coach, the "unbelievably outstanding" 18-year-old has taken the opportunity with both hands.

"He's been unbelievably outstanding in the way he's going about his business," Goodwin said of the Eastern Ranges product.

Caleb Windsor of the Melbourne Demons in 2024 (Image via Quinn Rooney/Getty, AFL Photos)

"When young players come in, you'd never put any limitations on what's possible for them and you have that conversation really early days about how age won't be a thing that restricts you from playing AFL footy. He's embraced that.

"He had an incredible pre-season, and when given the opportunity he's been able to execute his role and play to a level that's certainly helping transform a bit of our team in the skill set that he gives him.

"He's embraced everything, he's learning a lot. He typifies a good Melbourne person."