Who has been Geelong’s biggest improver in 2021?
On this week’s podcast, hosts Cameron Ling and Scott Gullan gave their opinions on that very question, and it was an easy decision for Lingy.
Following the retirement of Harry Taylor and the move of Mark Blicavs into the middle in recent rounds, Jack Henry has taken his game to new heights with Ling impressed with how much more ‘comfortable’ he is at AFL level.
“He is now backing himself to mark the footy, he’s seeing the game ahead,” Ling said on Geelong’s official podcast, To The Final Bell.
“I love the fact that when he’s picking it up a bit under the pump and there’s a bit coming at him, he’s seeing that I can step around you and then I can pick a target out and away we go.
“His composure has increased tenfold over the last five or six weeks.”
Henry’s most recent performance against Collingwood caught the eye of commentator Jonathan Brown too.
“He’d have to be in All Australian contention, Jack Henry," Brown said.
The 22-year-old is averaging career highs in all key categories this season and is rated elite for contested marks, one percenters, spoils and kicking efficiency.
Other Cats that were discussed and in contention for most improved included Brad Close, Tom Atkins and Brandan Parfitt.
Watch the boys debate the big questions on the podcast below.