Two rounds down of the 2023 AFL season, and the big recruits of the off-season have settled in and are ready to make their marks. Some already have, with performances over the first two rounds that turned heads and made believers out of some of the critics.
Others… well, they gave those same critics more ammunition.
Here at The Mongrel Punt, I like to keep tabs on the recruits throughout the year. I find it is a great way to gauge who is contributing most on a consistent basis, as opposed to seeing someone play once and forming your opinion of them for the year based on that one game.
As such, every week we will be rating the performances of the players wearing new colours on a scale of 1-10 to discover who is playing the best footy most often. It’s The Mongrel’s Recruit of the Year, and it is as close as you are going to get in terms of having an overview of how those big off-season moves are playing out.
Let’s jump into the Round Two results, how they impacted their teams and the structure, and what they could mean going forward.
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