First-year North Melbourne forward Tarryn Thomas was highly rated coming out of the draft and met every expectation.
The teenager played 20 games was a frequent vote-getter in the AFL Nation MEGT Australia Rookie of the Year award.
He kicked 16 goals for the season, averaged 12 disposals, three tackles and two marks per game.
However, it was more how he used the ball rather than his accumulation of it that was impressive, with his class and finishing skills a real highlight.
Thomas’ best game came in Round 7 against Carlton, where he gathered 19 disposals, his most for the season, as well as seven tackles and a goal.
He has significant upside ahead of him and will only improve as he gains experience. Expect him to develop into a classy forward who can push up the ground and have an impact in the midfield.