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Jonathan Brown's Top 5 players in the AFL

  • Jonathan Brown's Top 5 players in the AFL

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22: Jonathan Brown captain of Victoria speaks to the media during the EJ Whitten Legends game media opportunity at Punt Road Oval on July 22, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Jonathan Brown last night labelled the below his top five players in the competition. 

5. RORY SLOANE - ADELAIDE

The Adelaide midfielder has come on in leaps and bounds this season after the departure of his good mate Patrick Dangerfield to Geelong at the end of last season. Sloane has had an outstanding year, averaging 26 disposals, 14 contested possessions, seven tackles and five clearances.


4. LANCE FRANKLIN - SYDNEY SWANS

The big firing Sydney big man has had one of his better years in season 2016, especially his best since crossing from the Hawks at the end of the 2013 season. He sits just one goal behind Eagles forward Josh Kennedy on the Coleman Medal table and continues to show why he's one of the games greatest each and every week. 


3. ALEX RANCE - RICMOND

If we had a dollar for every time we've read or heard the quote, "If Rance wasn't playing, they'd be down a further ten goals," then we'd be millionaires. Rance was awarded eight coaches votes for his game against the GWS Giants on Saturday afternoon, despite the team being belted by 88 points. Rance would be in fair contention for All-Australian at the end of the season. 


2. PATRICK DANGERFIELD - GEELONG

There's every reason why Patrick Dangerfield is currently the shortest priced favourite to win the Brownlow Medal for quite some time, but Browny still doesn't have the Geelong star as his number one player in the game. Dangerfield is averaging more than 30 disposals a game this season.


1. TOM LYNCH - GOLD COAST SUNS

Jonathan Brown's number one player in the game is Gold Coast forward Tom Lynch. Lynch has kicked 57 goals for the season thus far, sitting just three off the pace with four rounds to go. Lynch also leads the competition in contested marks, averaging three a game and Brown says he would easily have 80 goals this season if he was playing for a top four team.


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