Fox Footy’s David King believes Jeremy Cameron is “clearly” the very best participant within the competitors, and warns Richmond faces a troublesome activity stopping the star Cat.
Cameron hasn’t missed a match in 2022, sitting second within the Coleman Medal race with 39 objectives whereas averaging greater than 15 disposals a sport.
In keeping with Champion Knowledge statistics, Cameron is ranked first within the competitors for each subject kicking and rating involvements this 12 months.
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He’s additionally the very best kick within the competitors, sitting at 13% above the AFL common.
Describing Cameron as a “six-foot-five Dustin Martin”, King stated the milestone man was the “most tough match up in AFL footy”.
“I believe he’s clearly the very best participant within the sport proper now,” he stated on AFL360.
“He’s going to take us to locations we don’t need to go.
“We discuss lots about midfielders that go ahead. It is a ahead that goes within the midfield – it’s the reverse.
“He glides throughout the bottom. His coasting velocity holds and maintains a spot on his opponent.”
Cameron will play his two hundredth AFL sport when he runs out in opposition to the Tigers on Saturday evening.
And whereas King stated there have been areas of Cameron’s sport missing, like contested marking, he simply made up for it along with his foot expertise.
“He’s not an excellent contested marker, however the reality he’s all the time again on the coalface opens up alternatives for him,” King praised.
“Notably as that midfield roaming sort, that roaming excessive half ahead sort, for a six foot fiver it’s fairly outstanding.
“He’s the primary rating involvement participant within the competitors from spherical 2 onwards. Spherical 1 he acquired injured – he had two objectives within the first 20 minutes that day.
“I simply assume we now have to start out appreciating what this man does.”
Cameron has taken 40 marks inside 50 already this season, and sits second to solely Melbourne’s Bayley Fritsch for gamers hitting the scoreboard from focused entries inside 50.
“I believe he’s the largest problem on this sport on Saturday afternoon,” King stated.
“He’s the entire bundle.
“Good luck matching up on him, and good luck stopping him.”
Even Cameron’s coach Chris Scott was stuffed with reward for his star ahead.
“When he first arrived … it wasn’t even the full-blown coaching, it was simply the mucking round with the ball pre-training that made my eyes come out of my head,” Scott recalled.
“If I used to be standing the mark 49 metres out on the boundary and the man with the ball turned his physique to kick a snap, I might have laughed at him.
“However nobody laughs at Jez.”
In keeping with statistics, Cameron has his highest inside 50 depend in opposition to the Tigers.
Richmond additionally sit fifth on Cameron’s checklist of opponents he averages essentially the most disposals in opposition to.
Cameron arrived on the Cats on the finish of 2020, with Geelong coughing up three first spherical draft picks to safe the important thing ahead.