Former Sydney Swans midfielder Tom Mitchell put in a masterful display against Geelong on Monday to rocket to the top of the AFLCA Player of the Year Award leaderboard.
The ball magnet racked up a record-breaking 54 disposals in the opening round win against Collingwood before collecting another 40 in the Hawks 1 point win against Geelong.
Both coaches adjudged him best on ground, his 23 contested possessions, 13 clearances and 2 goals proving the difference between the sides.
Geelong rolled out their 'holy trinity' of midfielders, but it wasn't nearly enough to stop Mitchell and the Hawks
Swans superstar forward Lance Franklin has continued his impressive start to the season, picking up 5 coaches votes to go with the 4 goals he kicked in the Swans loss to Port Adelaide in Round 2.
He's currently in fourth place, trailing Rory Laird from Adelaide by 1 vote and ahead of reigning medalist Dustin Martin by 1 vote.
GOAL KICKING LEADERBOARD
12 Lance Franklin (Syd)
9 Jeremy Cameron (GWS)
8 Daniel Menzel (Gee)
8 Tom Lynch (GCS)
8 Jesse Hogan (Mel)
7 Jack Darling (WCE)
7 Josh Jenkins (Ade)
AFLCA VOTES: SYDNEY vs PORT ADELAIDE
9 Ollie Wines (PA)
8 Charlie Dixon (PA)
6 Robbie Gray (PA)
5 Lance Franklin (Syd)
1 Travis Boak (PA)
1 Justin Westhoff (PA)
AFLCA SYDNEY SWANS LEADERBOARD
15 Lance Franklin (Syd)
7 Luke Parker (Syd)
5 Isaac Heeney (Syd)
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