Jayden Hunt may have only had 14 disposals against Adelaide, but the shaggy blonde-haired Melbourne youngster certainly caught the eye of his coach Paul Roos.
"You look at the stats and he only had 12 [sic] possessions but it's as good a 12-possession game as I think I've ever seen," Roos said,
In just his 11th AFL game, Hunt was just about the Demons' most influential player with his blazing pace allowing him to break the game open on numerous occasions in his side's 22-point loss against the Crows at the MCG.
Hunt was struck down by a long-term back injury in 2014, which carried through into the start of 2015.
Despite missing two games with a broken jaw towards the back end of 2015, the Demons offered him a one-year contract based on the potential he had shown while playing for the Casey Scorpions.
But after a strong start to 2016, thanks largely to an impressive pre-season, the Demons offered him a contract extension through to the end of 2018.
"He's really been building. At the start of the year you wouldn't have thought he'd get to the level that he got to today," Roos said.
"He was exceptional in the contest, exceptional at getting across the ground, helping his teammates, creating scoring opportunities and he kicked a goal himself."