Albury's midfield maestro Fletcher Carroll is the player to beat in the Morris medal count to be held on Friday night.
That's the opinion of several Ovens and Murray coaches and club identities when quizzed about who would take home the league's highest individual honour.
Nine out of ten have Carroll in their top three picks.
Albury co-coach Luke Daly believes Carroll would be a worthy winner of the Morris medal with the super fit Tiger one of the hardest workers both on and off the field at the sportsground.
"Fletcher's had a ripping season," Daly said.
"He was really consistent throughout the 13 rounds and he leaves no stone unturned in regards to his training during the week, his preparation for games and that's reflected by the season he had.
"Fletcher was instrumental for us, played in different positions, which was what the team needed and was able to adapt and play well both inside and on a wing.
"He was disappointed the season got canned because he was having such a good year.
"Fletcher and a few other boys led the way in pre-season and he was in absolutely ripping nick.
"Talent's one thing but his work ethic and preparation is second to none."
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Carroll's father, Nick, finished third in the Morris medal behind Myrtleford's Mark Lambertini in 1998 while playing for Lavington.
Wangaratta wizard Abraham Ankers is regarded as Carroll's biggest threat.
Ankers joined the Magpies this year from NT Thunder with a big reputation as one of the premier players in the NEAFL.
The speedster didn't disappoint with several dazzling displays for the Magpies with his pace and flashy brilliance sure to have captured the attention of the umpires.
Ankers' biggest hurdle to winning the prestigious medal could be several of his talented teammates.
Both Callum Moore and Joe Richards also enjoyed stellar seasons at Norm Minns Oval.
Magpies coach Ben Reid subscribed to the theory that the talented trio could steal votes off each other.
"I think Callum Moore, Joe Richards and Abe Ankers will steal some votes off each other," Reid said.
"They're all match-winners in their own right. Cal does things that not many big blokes can do and Abe and Joe continually get the ball and use it well and they've got that breakaway speed which stands out and catches the eye."
Corowa-Rutherglen giant ruckman Tom Goodwin is another player expected to poll well.
Tyler Roos, Marty Brennan and Isaac Muller could be the roughies.
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