61. Kieran Collins


It was a statement of intent when the Northern Blues made Kieran Collins their first signing of the off-season. The key defender arrived at Preston City Oval from the Western Bulldogs, where the former first-round draft pick was sidelined through injury. At his best, the towering Collins – who can also pinch-hit in the forward line – is someone who can lock down opposition positions with his size and strength. With 40 games of VFL experience, a fit Collins will be an extremely valuable addition to Northern’s stocks in 2019.

VFL games: 40

VFL goals: 2

Former clubs: Western Bulldogs