4. Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
Bontempelli has enjoyed a stand-out second half to the season and was nominated as a Rising Star in Round 13 after 22 disposal and one-goal performance in the Bulldogs’ upset win over Collingwood.
The former Northern Knights youngster was taken at pick no.4 in the National Draft, and his performances have certainly warranted his selection.
The 18-year-old midfielder is expected to lead a young Bulldogs side into the future, and big things are expected if his debut season is anything to go by.