Junior Clubs: Modbury (SA)
Recruited from: Norwood (SA)
Brownlow Votes: 3
A hugely underrated key defender, Grundy backed up his fourth-placed finish in the 2015 Bob Skilton Medal to go one better last year and make his way onto the podium. Extremely unlucky to be overlooked for All Australian honours, Grundy didn’t miss a game to show off his outstanding consistency by playing 20-plus games in each of the past eight seasons. Added to the leadership group last year, Grundy flourished and was rarely beaten playing on the competition’s elite forwards. He will be crucial again in 2017.
Draft history: 2005 Rookie Draft selection (Sydney) No. 42; 2005 rookie elevation (Sydney).