Preview by: Jack O’Neill – @oneill_jack
Since their fall from grace following the 2010 Grand Final draw, St Kilda dived well into re-build mode with coach Alan Richardson putting faith in a number of young players. Since the end of 2015 where they finished 14th with only a handful of wins, the Saints have added youngsters Jade Gresham, Brandon White and Bailey Rice (a father/son selection) to complement the likes of new recruits in Jake Carlisle and Nathan Freeman.
These recruits will no doubt be given game-time under Richardson, who has previously blooded the likes of Jack Billings, Luke Dunstan, Paddy McCartin, Hugh Goddard and Jack Lonie already. The Saints could replicate the Western Bulldogs in going from 14th to sixth, but it is more likely they will require time to gel before a genuine push for finals.
Predicted Finish: 10th – 14th