My Top Six Most Important Players for Each Team, Part Six
I have formulated my top six most important players for the Swans, Suns and Tigers for the 2018 season. A player must have participated in a minimum of ten games to be considered.
1- Jarrod Witts- Averaged nearly forty hit outs a game. The Suns would find it difficult to replace him if he went down with an injury.
2- Steven May- An important leader for the Suns, his performance when the Suns upset the Swans was symptomatic of his value to the team.
3- Tom Lynch- Second on the goal kicking list for the Suns, in spite of playing only ten games.
4- Jarrod Harbrow- Second for possessions and marks at the club, provided a lot of run out of defence.
5- David Swallow- An important part of the Suns midfield.
6- Rory Thompson- Took the pressure off Steven May, had the ability to negate the oppositions best key forward.
Honourable Mention- Alex Sexton- The leading goal kicker for the Suns.
1- Lance Franklin- Named All Australian captain, nearly won the Coleman Medal, even though he missed four games for the season.
2- Callum Sinclair- The Swans would find it difficult to cover him if he was injured.
3- Luke Parker- Third at the club for goal kicking and disposals, has the ability to go forward and hit the scoreboard.
4- Jake Lloyd- His value to the team can be substantiated by being named in the All Australian squad of 40.
5- Josh Kennedy- A leader on the field, along with being the captain.
6- Dane Rampe- Has the ability to play on tall and small forwards.
Honourable Mention- Heath Grundy- Often plays on the oppositions tall key forward.
1- Jack Riewoldt- Along with winning the Coleman Medal, Riewoldt grew as a leader for the Tigers.
2- Toby Nankervis- Nankervis would be difficult for the Tigers to replace if he got injured.
3- Alex Rance- Rance is a quality defender, who also provides run out of the back line.
4- Dustin Martin- Martin use of the ball is particularly impressive and he also has the ability to hit the scoreboard.
5- Josh Caddy- Managed to kick important goals for the Tigers, the fact that he was named in the All Australian squad of 40 shows how good a season he had.
6- Shaun Grigg- An underrated part of the Tigers team, plays an important role as the second ruckman.
Honourable Mention- Shane Edwards- Edwards selection in the All Australian team shows his value to the Tigers.