Matthew Lloyd’s top seven trade or draft recruits of the year

Matthew Lloyd has named who he believes have been the seven most impactful recruits from last year’s trade and draft period.

Whether he’s a delisted free agent pick-up like Tyson Stengle, a draftee in Nick Daicos or players who have been traded, Lloyd is counting anyone in their first year at their new club.

“My top seven this week is impact players from last year’s trade period or draft combined,” Lloyd told Sports day.

“Players who have impacted in their first year at their new club, or their first year altogether. The best recruits.

“A lot of people have been saying ‘Tyson Stengle, is he the recruit of the year?’. So I wanted to see whether he is or not.

“I’ll just say I left out Adam Cerra and Pat Lipinski I’ve also left out.”

See Lloyd’s list below:

7. Levi Casboult (Gold Coast)

“He’s been phenomenal. 24 goals this season for the Suns.”

6. Mabior Chol (Gold Coast)

“At six I’ve got the other key forward from the Suns who has kicked 27 goals.

“Amazing. Chol and Casboult couldn’t get games consistently at their other clubs.”

5. Nick Daicos (Collingwood)

“He’s the only draftee on my list. 330 possessions he’s had. He’s had 25 disposals six times and two over 30.

“I love Sam De Koning from Geelong (for the Rising Star), or Nick.”

4. Jordan Dawson (Adelaide)

“He’s kicked goals as well for the Crows this year.”

Gerard Healy added: “The Swans haven’t yet replaced him.”

3. Tyson Stengle (Geelong)

“For his 26 goals.”

2. Will Brodie (Fremantle)

“The surprise package of the year is Will Brodie. 355 possessions.”

1. George Hewett (Carlton)

“The man from the Swans who joined Carlton, I’ve loved his season.”

Gerard Healy added: “He’s the fifth highest rated midfielder in the competition.”


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