PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Alex Pearce of the Dockers handpasses the ball during the round eight AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the St Kilda Saints at Optus Stadium on May 12, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Former Sydney premiership player Jude Bolton has revealed his top five most improved players in the AFL this season, in a column for

With the season now over a third of the way through, teams have established themselves and contenders while others have shown themselves to be pretenders, and the same goes for some of the stars of the game.

Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe, Melbourne’s Max Gawn and Western Bulldogs’ Jackson Macrae have all starred throughout the season, as those three players are looking at certain All-Australian berths after eight rounds.

Some stars like Patrick Dangerfield, Tom Mitchell, Dustin Martin and Zach Merrett have all failed to fire at stages throughout the season, but many are expecting them to all find their best soon enough.

However, Bolton has come up with a list of his top five most improved players, and the full article can be seen here.


5. Paul Seedsman (Adelaide)

“In the absence of Brodie Smith and the exodus of Charlie Cameron, Seedsman has been a revelation since coming into the Crows side late last year. Slight of build, fleet of foot, the vast improvement since his time at Collingwood has come through the confidence of more game time and the chance to settle into a position,” Bolton wrote.

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“With six goals in 2018, Seedsman is averaging 617 metres gained — No. 1 in the league by a whopping 75m — 25 disposals and six score involvements a game. He’s has become an important cog in a very short period of time.”

during the round five AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Adelaide Crows at Sydney Cricket Ground on April 20, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.