Jaeger O'Meara is statistical leader of an impressive group of debutants
GOLD Coast dynamo Jaeger O'Meara was already the hot favourite for the NAB AFL Rising Star Award, and now the Official AFL Player Ratings
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O'Meara has played every game for the Suns in 2013 and has gathered 208 possessions, taken 42 marks and booted eight goals.
This has equated to 100.2 player ratings points, 4.1 more than the second-best debutant, Port Adelaide's Ollie Wines.
O'Meara's consistently good performances have seen him race up the overall ratings table.
He is currently rated the 463rd-best player in the competition.
Wines, who has collected 207 possessions, taken 43 marks and booted four goals this year, is hot on O'Meara's heels at No. 469 overall.
Collingwood's mature-age star Sam Dwyer has also surged up the ratings table after earning 87.3 points in his nine games so far this season.
Dwyer, who has picked up 155 possessions and booted nine goals, is currently No. 481.
Former steeplechaser Mark Blicavs, who has played every game for Geelong this season, is also among the top 10 debutants.
The mobile ruckman has earned 79.2 points and currently sits at No. 493 in the overall standings.
Interestingly, Blicavs is now rated as the 27th-best player at the Cats and the 34th-best ruckman in the competition.
Nick Vlastuin's stunning performances since making his debut for Richmond in round five have seen him amass the seventh-highest score of all debutants despite playing only six games.
TOP 10 DEBUTANTS IN 2013
Player Club Position Matches Points
Jaeger O'Meara Gold Coast mid 10 100.2
Oliver Wines Port Adelaide mid 10 96.1
Sam Dwyer Collingwood mid 9 87.3
Mark Blicavs Geelong ruck 10 79.2
Lachie Whitfield GWS Giants mid 9 77.7
Nick Vlastuin Richmond def 6 77.5
Jake Neade Port Adelaide fwd 9 74.9
Brett Goodes Western Bulldogs def 8 74.1
Matt Jones Melbourne mid 10 69.4
Dean Terlich Melbourne def 9 68.7