For fans of struggling sides, the AFL Draft is as close to Christmas as possible.
Fresh faces act as shiny, new toys, with goodwill and cheer also available in abundance.
While every club has hit the track for their pre-Christmas training period and each of the new boys have filled their lockers with brand new gear, sights have turned to which of this year's draft class has the ability to make an early impact in 2022.
Although plenty of players plucked will need big summers in the gym, there are a handful of precocious talents that already have expectations on their shoulders.
Here are the names that look the most likely to hit the ground running in their debut years.
With Brisbane's first selection Darcy Wilmot behind the likes of veteran Daniel Rich in the pecking order across half-back, Lohmann may be the first of the newest Lions to make an appearance early in 2022.
The Greater Western Victoria product is speedy and evasive and could form a lethal partnership with excitement machine Charlie Cameron in the Lions' forward line.