Zak Jones enjoyed a breakthrough season as the pacey midfielder transitioned from a dashing defender into an important member of the Sydney Swans' midfield.
The dash and dare of the 22-year-old was always a highlight and proved a valuable asset in setting up plenty of forward thrusts and score involvements for his side.
An emerging leader, Jones played 23 matches in his fourth season at the club and has committed to a further two years in the red and white, tying him to the Swans until the end of 2019.
He averaged a career-high 20 disposals per game and showed an ability to impact the scoreboard with 10 goals and 15 goal assists.
What the numbers say...
Goal assists: 15
Inside 50s: 77
AFL Fantasy: 1,659 (79.0 average)
Supercoach: 1,746 (83.1 average)
Round 7 v Brisbane Lions at SCG
It was the best performance of the season from Jones as he worked his way through the Lions' midfield, cutting his own path on his way to 27 disposals. He also had six clearances and a goal as his pace was on full display in front of his home crowd at the SCG.
What they said...
"Zak’s game has continued to develop each year he’s been at the Swans. This year in particular his game has added another dimension to our team. Zak’s commitment is a good endorsement of the environment we try hard to foster here at the Swans and we all look forward to Zak's continued growth as a player and future leader."
- Head of Football Tom Harley upon Jones' re-signing in August.
Jonesy sure didn't let an opportunity slip when it came to laying a tackle this season.
There is little doubt the youngster loves a celebration after kicking a goal.
A bruised and battered Zak Jones was a common sight in season 2017.