Port Adelaide V Carlton
Matthew Watson (Carl): 9 disp, 7 kicks V Port
Watson played a few matches last year and the booming kick could be a steal if he can manage some more time in the firsts.
Chad Wingard (Port): 8 disp, 4 mark, 1 goals V Carl
The first round draft pick will almost certainly play round 1, seriously knows how to find the footy and a smokey for the Rising Star.
Brad Ebert (Port): 9 disp, 6 kicks, 2 tack V Carl
: 8 disp, 6 kicks, 4 marks V Port
Ebert came across from the Eagles and will slot straight into the Power midfield, meaning his average can only go up. Breakout contender.
Carlton V Adelaide
Brock McLean (Carl): 12 disp, 4 mark, 2 tack V Adel
Brock seems old but will be only 26 by round 1. If he can find his role in the team, he's cheap and has plenty of experience.
Tom T. Lynch (Adel): 6 disp, 4 mark, 1 goal V Carl
The former Saint should be given plenty of opportunity at the Crows and could be a handy cash-cow.
Adelaide V Port Adelaide
Tim McIntyre (Adel): 7disp, 5 kicks, 2 tack V Port
22 year old who as a mature-aged rookie may get a crack at it this year. Also selectable as a DPP.
Thomas Jonas (Port): 7 disp, 1 tack V Adel
A key defender who showed a bit as a rebounder as well - he played one match last year and with plenty of Power spots up for grabs, could present some value.
Gold Coast V Melbourne
Aaron Hall(GC): 6 disp, 3 tack, 2 goal V Melb
: 9 disp, 1 tack V GC
Mature-age rookie from Tassie looks the goods - knows how to find the goals.
James Magner (Melb): 9 disp, 3 tack V GC
A prolific ball-winner who, if elevated from the rookie-list, should be snapped up immediately.
Matthew Bate (Melb): 11 disp, 6 kicks V GC
: 13 disp, 11 kicks, 2 marks V Bris
New role on the ball means a lot more of the Sherrin for the talented red-head.
Brisbane V Melbourne
Elliot Yeo (Bris): 13 disp, 10 kicks, 3 mark V Melb
Pick 30 in last year's draft, unsure whether or not he'll play right away, but certainly knows how to find the ball.
Ryan Lester (Bris): 12 disp, 10 kicks, 2 mark V Melb
Should be given game time this year, and is selectable as a forward. Ching-ching!
Brisbane V Gold Coast
James Hawksley (Bris): 14 disp, 8 kicks, 3 marks, 2 tack V GC
Cemented his spot last year and could be ready to take the next step.
Daniel Goringe (GC): 8 disp, 10 hitouts
For a big guy in wet conditions, his ball winning was very impressive. Will partner Zac Smith for years to come.
Sydney V St.Kilda
Harry Cunningham (Syd): 8 disp, 4 mark, 2 goals V St.K
Nuggety on-baller who will play forward more likely than in the middle this year for the Swans.
Tom Ledger (St.K): 9 disp, 7 kicks, 4 FF V Syd
: 8 disp, 6 kicks, 7 mark V Geel
Could be a great find for the Saints, starring in both games with plenty of time on the ball.
Ahmed Saad (St.K): 4 disp, 3 tack, 1 goal V Syd
A live-wire likely to partner Milne up forward. Mightn't score highly and will be inconsistent, but should play.
Sydney V Geelong
Heath Grundy (Syd): 12 disp, 8 kicks, 3 marks V Geel
Maybe a break-out season? He'll also gather plenty of the ball even though he'll still play full back.
George Horlin-Smith (Geel): 11 disp, 3 marks V Syd
This lad knows how to find the footy and hopefully he sees some game time in 2012.
Jordan Schroder (Geel): 9 disp, 1 goal V Syd
Can find the ball, but unlikely to play enough this year to be considered.
Geelong V St.Kilda
Jonathan Simpkin (Geel): 9 disp, 6 kicks, 2 mark V St.K
Showed a lot, and averaged 25 in VFL last year. Unfortunately he's still rookie listed.
Jamie Cripps (St.K): 8 disp, 2 mark, 2 tack V Geel
Switched in and out of the middle over the two games he can play, can tackle too, which is good for SC.