Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar had a first-hand look at Patrick Cripps on Saturday, and believes there’s no better player in the competition than the 24-year-old.
Cripps almost willed the Blues over the line with 35 disposals (19 contested), 13 clearances, nine score involvements and seven tackles, and Treloar told AFL360 on Tuesday night, he’s unstoppable.
“He singlehandedly almost got them over the line,” Treloar told Fox Footy’s AFL 360.
“In my opinion he’s the best player in the competition.
“For what he does at his size, the way he moves, his strength, the agility, 10 to 15 years ago he would’ve been a key forward or playing as a deep forward so to be able to do what he does in the midfield, he’s just a star.
“I think he’s almost untaggable. You can’t tag him, how are you going to tag him? He’s just going to bully you with his strength.”
Cripps is currently the favourite for the Brownlow Medal, and is first in the league for contested possessions (18.9 per game) and centre clearances (4.6).