With the new year upon us and all 18 clubs getting stuck into the thick of pre-season, it’s time to remind ourselves who are the front-runners in each position across the league.
Here is our list of the top 10 defenders in the league heading the 2021 season.
10. Sam Collins
The 26-year-old had a stellar year for Gold Coast, taking out their best-and-fairest and becoming one of the best key defenders in the competition, with the second-most intercept possessions in the competition. He has become the main man in defence for the Suns, seldom loses one-on-one contests, and at 26 years old will be in the spine of Gold Coast’s team for years to come.