Our Rookie Rankings for 2023 have undergone further change with just one round remaining, with a young Roo only strengthening his place at the summit.

The one change saw a Demons defender rewarded with a strong recent run of form and rise up a rank, swapping spots with a young Sun.

Meanwhile, a Hawks debutant was among the weekend's best performers among rookies, earning an honourable mention while emerging as a potential Rising Star contender for 2024.

Criteria: For our Rookie Rankings, we are selecting players who have made their debut this season. Other players who may still be eligible for a Rising Star nomination but have already made their debut prior to the 2023 season will not be considered.

I.e. Rising Star eligible players such as Sam DarcyFinn Callaghan and Jye Amiss are ineligible, having already played an AFL match prior to Round 1, 2023. 

Honourable Mention:
Henry Hustwaite (Hawthorn)
James O'Donnell (Western Bulldogs)
Josh Fahey (GWS)
Jacob van Rooyen (Melbourne)


8. Elijah Hewett (-)

Is every chance to move into seventh spot in our Rookie Rankings after managing to piece together another formidable outing in the royal blue and gold over the weekend.

Hewett collected 19 disposals (12 contested) and five clearances in the upset win over the Bulldogs to only strengthen his case as one of this year's top rookies.

The Eagles will be hoping to record an unlikely second successive win this weekend when they clash with Adelaide in Round 24.