Top 10 Most Overrated AFL Players

The Top Ten
1 Dale Thomas

Yeah, everyone at school says that he is the best player. He is not even that good.

2 Cyril Rioli

Pops up with the odd highlight from time to time. Goes out of games for very long amounts of time. He will play 5 good minutes in a game, and commentary teams will rave about him.

If commentators didn't rave about his one cheap goal, he would be just another player. God knows how he is number nine.

3 Luke Hodge

Absolute flog. One of the most hated players in the AFL, and he gets booed every game he plays.

Why? Try being the captain of the most hated club, getting caught drink driving right after his assistant coach's son was killed by a drink driver, being suspended dozens of times, taking cheap shots at players' heads all the time, trying to kill Chad Wingard while on the field, getting protected by umpires all the time, and getting useless kicks at fullback that don't impact the game at all.

His consequence for these actions is being hailed by Channel 7 and Fox Footy as the most courageous and best captain they've ever seen. Him, along with Cyril Rioli, are the two most overrated players of all time.

4 Lance "Buddy" Franklin

Has annoying periods of playing really badly, and just before everyone starts thinking of skinning him, he starts playing good footy. Glad to see him go, as a Hawthorn supporter.

Yeah, he pops up and takes a good mark every now and again, but for all the hype, he did have figures of 3.4 at the end of the 2012 Grand Final, which Hawthorn lost.

He is really not that great. Taylor Walker, Matthew Pavlich, and many others are much better. He is the result of a strong Hawthorn midfield.

5 Gary Ablett Jr. Gary Ablett Jr. is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League. The eldest son of Australian Football Hall of Fame member and former Geelong player Gary Ablett Sr., Ablett was drafted to Geelong under the father-son rule in the 2001... read more

I can't believe I had to add this guy to the list. I mean, he is so overrated. And you think Dale Thomas is overrated, but get a load of this guy.

Trash player and is only talked about because his dad is awesome.

6 Adam Goodes
7 Josh Fraser

Worst player ever. Can't find the bloody footy, gets cheap kicks and...

8 Craig Bolton
9 Daniel Wells
10 Chris Tarrant
The Contenders
11 Barry Hall

I'm a huge Sydney Swans supporter, but Barry Hall leaving was the best thing that ever happened to the team.

12 Travis Cloke

After the 2010 premiership, Collingwood players agreed to pay cuts to stay together. Then this one shat on his teammates by holding the club to ransom for a year in a greedy push for more money. Silly Eddie agreed to it to avoid seeing him running around for Carlton.

Can't kick, likes to whinge to umpires all the time. Never kicks goals in big matches and is lucky to kick 30 to 40 goals as a key forward. Absolute joke.

Average player who likes to direct traffic and is unpopular with his teammates. Highly overpaid.

13 Richard Tambling
14 Andrew Carrazzo
15 Dane Swan

Gets cheap one-two handballs in the backline, and the majority of his possessions have no impact on the scoreboard or help his team in any way.

He cannot even tackle and is the biggest seagull in the game. All he is good at is running with the ball and getting easy possessions.

16 Chad Wingard

Amazing amount of hype. He is a front-running player who gets goals and goal assists when the team plays well. Not good enough to play as a midfielder. His fitness and strength are inadequate.

17 James Hird

Overrated player, arrogant, and self-centered. He has all but destroyed Essendon.

PR machines tend to talk up big club players, but Hird is good, just not as great as many think.

18 Chris Judd

Used to be a great player but is an aged dud at the moment, relying on his dirty tactics.

19 Nick Maxwell

It's not hard to just punch the ball.

Very rarely took a contested mark. Tom Harley is in the same boat.

20 Tom Boyd
21 Bryce Gibbs

Will not go hard at the footy and is always looking for easy possessions.

22 Jack Watts
23 Josh Kennedy
24 Matt Priddis
25 Zac Dawson
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