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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Bailey Smith of the Bulldogs in action during the 2021 AFL Round 01 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 19, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Tigers legend Matthew Richardson has ranked his top seven AFL young guns on Sportsday.

The league is current littered with elite young talent, as seen in last year's 22under22 team.

Richardson graded 'young' players as those aged 22 years old or younger and based it off if he was building a team.

Check out his best AFL young guns below, counting down from 7-1.


7. Max King (St Kilda)

Max King comes in number seven on Richo's list as one of the most promising key position bigs in the game.

Richardson was weighing up Ben King too but ultimately went with the Saints spearhead.

Max King is coming off an impressive rookie campaign in 2020, booting 22 goals from 18 games and finishing 12th in the Rising Star Award.

Richo said: "I’ll go one of the King boys (seventh), probably Max. They’re going to be huge, but we’re talking about right now.”

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 01: Max King of the Saints celebrates a goal during the round nine AFL match between St Kilda Saints and the Sydney Swans at The Gabba on August 01, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)