50- Brodie Smith (Adelaide Crows)
Smith doesn’t get the credit he deserves. He only missed one game, yet he averaged the most metres gained of any Crows player, even greater than Paul Seedsman. That vindicates that Smith is a player that’s underrated.
49- Tim Membrey (St Kilda)
Membrey did a good job to finish 3rd in St Kilda’s best and fairest in season 2021.He did a good job in providing a target for players up the field. His leadership was outstanding as his endeavour never wavered.
48- Oscar McInerney (Brisbane Lions)
When the Lions chose to trade Stefan Martin during the trade period prior to season 2021, it made McInerney the number one ruckman, without much back up. He was a pivotal part of the Lions finishing in the top four in the AFL ladder for season 2021.
47- Andrew Brayshaw (Fremantle Dockers)
Brayshaw took it upon himself to lead from the front. He led the Dockers for disposals averaged in season 2021. He was unlucky to miss out of the AFL All Australian squad of 40.
46- Daniel Rich (Brisbane Lions)
Rich was a part of the Lions on the half back flank of the 2021 AFL All Australian team and averaged the 2nd most metres gained of any player in the AFL.
45- Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
Heeney was a player that had the ability to make a difference in key moments. He is a player that didn’t need to do much to make an impact on the game.
44- Will Hayward (Sydney Swans)
It was great to see Hayward work hard and get an opportunity to be a permanent part of the Swans best 22.
43- Blake Hardwick (Hawthorn)
Hardwick featured in 20 games and impressively for a defender averaged 20.85 disposals per game in season 2021. He averaged the 2nd most metres gained of any Hawthorn player with 390.75 metres gained on average, which was more than respectable.
42- Karl Amon (Port Adelaide)
Amon was a revelation for Port Adelaide in season 2021. He averaged the 3rd most disposals of any Port Adelaide player in season 2021.
41- Ed Langdon (Melbourne Demons)
Langdon was arguably unlucky not to be at least in the AFL All Australian squad of 40 for season 2021.