There are players on all sides in the league heading into 2022 that can provide a lift. Whether they’ve been held back due to injury, unfulfilled potential or just have another level they can get to, these blokes are the ones who can make a significant difference to their teams in 2022.

I’m breaking this down for members with each team’s potential breakout players of 2022 highlighted in this series. We’re on the home stretch. Next up, the reigning champs.

Let’s jump in.


This content is for our paid members. They get two or three of these every week with us in the off-season. Sometimes four if the mood takes me. When I look at what else is around for footy fans, believe me, this is value. We’re doing one of these for each team before launching into our season previews once the lists are settled. The Mongrel does the work… always. Want to join us?




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