If I picked a team based on the first six rounds of the 2019 AFL season, this is what the 22 would look like.
B: Shane Savage (Saints), Daniel Talia (Crows), Jimmy Webster (Saints)
HB: Jack Crisp (Magpies), Jack Hombsch (Suns), Ryan Burton (Power)
C: Lachie Whitfield (Giants), Zach Merrett (Bombers, co-captain), Mitch Duncan (Cats)
HF: Travis Boak (Power), Brad Ebert (Power), Alex Sexton (Suns)
FF: Gary Rohan (Cats), Matt Taberner (Dockers), Jordan de Goey (Magpies)
Foll: Jarrod Witts (Suns), James Worpel (Hawks), Angus Brayshaw (Demons, co-captain)
Int: Harry McKay (Blues), Ricky Henderson (Hawks), Sam Walsh (Blues), Nic Newman (Blues)
Shane Savage has been a big reason why the Saints have won four out of their first six games this season, and Daniel Talia is an outstanding key defender – possibly the best in the competition.
Jimmy Webster often goes under the radar for some reason. He has to be one of the most underrated players in the AFL.
Jack Crisp is an important part of the Magpies team, Jack Hombsch has been a revelation at his third AFL club, while Ryan Burton has to be the best recruit for any team in the competition this season.
Lachie Whitfield has been outstanding for the Giants this season. Unfortunately, the GWS star suffered from a corked thigh in Round 6, but battled on playing a role up forward and still chipping in for the team.
Zach Merrett is an elite player in the competition, while Mitch Duncan has registered fewer than 20 possessions on only one occasion this season. The Cats mid often flies under the radar, but he shouldn’t, as he is a quality player.
Travis Boak could be leading the Brownlow Medal after Round 6 in his new role, playing on a half forward flank. Brad Ebert has also played on the half forward line for the Power.
Alex Sexton has kicked a goal in every game this season, then Gary Rohan has to be in this team as he has been a star for the Cats.
Matt Taberner hasn’t gone goalless in any of the opening six games of the 2019 AFL season, and Jordan De Goey is the best match-winner in the AFL.
Jarrod Witts has relished his role as co-captain of the Suns, James Worpel goes about his role with no fuss and does his job for the Hawks, while Angus Brayshaw has been a shining light for the Demons.
Harry McKay has provided a target for the Blues, Ricky Henderson has been an important player for the Hawks, Sam Walsh has been a revelation for Carlton in his first season in the AFL, and so has Nic Newman, who is proving an astute recruiting move by the Blues.