Who is the best young key forward in the league (25 or younger at the end of this year)?

Who is the best young key forward in the league (born 1995 or later)?

  • Eric Hipwood

  • Ben King

  • Max King

  • Aaron Naughton

  • Charlie Curnow

  • Oscar Allen

  • Jesse Hogan

  • Harry McKay

  • Nick Larkey

  • Other

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Sweet Jesus

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 20, 2014
Hong Kong
AFL Club
West Coast
So it's a slightly arbitrary cut-off point but I'm basically saying born 1995 or later.

Who's the best young key forward within those parameters?

A lot of people might say Jordan De Goey but I don't really consider him a key forward, although I assume that will be debated. But, in light of that, who is it?

For the record, Eric Hipwood and Ben King currently have the most goals this season of players who qualify.

According to the weird AFL rating points, GWS have the top two in Jeremy Finlayson and Harry Himmelberg. Make of that what you will.

Is anyone willing to declare that the King twins are already #1 and #2?

Is there a case for Aaron Naughton or Charlie Curnow despite limited appearances this year?
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Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 15, 2011
AFL Club
Other Teams
Orlando magic
Sam Weideman having a good year since Not playing the first 4 games.

12 goals in 6 games. Average of 2 a game, equal 7th in the league.

compared to Charlie Dixon 2.1, or Ben King 1.6, or Hipwood 1.5 or Max King 1.5

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Jun 7, 2020
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Also, is this where we ask if Eric Hipwood is actually a key forward, or a 6'8" flanker who struggles to take a contested mark?
You could say the same about Jeremy Cameron, and they have similar strengths. Bith surprisingly quick. In times of yore they'd be regarded as centre half forwards.

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