Hawthorn great Dermott Brereton has reeled off six young forwards he thinks will have long and successful careers.
These forwards from Port Adelaide, Hawthorn, St Kilda, North Melbourne, West Coast and Fremantle have shown promise, but are still a work in progress.
Andy Maher, the host of SEN’s The Run Home, asked Brereton: “Give me a name or two of the very young crop, the key forwards that you are convinced are going to be lifers, real good players by the time their careers are finished and have real longevity.”
“The first one that stands out is Mitch Georgiades,” Brereton said in response.
“The kid can jump and take some serious marks. Moves around really well. He’s going to need a power forward playing alongside him until he becomes really powerful himself.
“Mitch Lewis, I’ve been screaming out for a while to allow him to be the size that God wanted him to be – and that is monster size.
“He’s going to end up being 110-plus kilo forward and that’s his natural size – he’s going to brutalise one-on-one opponents in two or three years’ time.
“A real wildcard who I’ve got a lot of time for the way I’ve seen him play, still yet to hit his straps this year, the boy Cooper Sharman. I like the way he’s able to read the ball in flight and go at it.
“Everybody knows about Nick Larkey. The other two we haven’t seen this year, Oscar Allen, he’s going to be a 200-game player.
“And the other one that’s out of the blue, the Dockers’ Josh Treacy.”