Three games is a small sample size to go from.

But All Australian selectors have a proven record of looking fondly upon Chad Wingard's work and this year, so far, should be no different.

Already a two-time All Australian forward, Wingard has been one of the stand-outs for Hawthorn through the early stages of the season.

His numbers are stacking up against those in 2013 and 2015 as well, the seasons in which he received his two nods. 

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Perhaps Chad's greatest strength is his kicking and his ability to create scoring opportunities for his side when going by foot.

When looking at his numbers from his 2013 and 2015 campaigns, the 26-year-old is kicking it more often, albeit slightly, while he is also averaging a career-high five inside 50s per game.

And his work hasn't simply been limited to launching scores, Wingard also leads the Hawks for goals kicked this year, with six already to his name.

The Hawks are simply a better side when Wingard is in the line up, and his majestic playing style naturally turns heads.

Yes, we acknowledge we are three games of football into a long season (forgive us for being excited!), but we do suggest you keep your eye on our number 20 in season 2020. 

  Kicks Marks Score Inv. Inside 50s Goals
12.9 4.3 7.3 4.4 1.8
2015 12.3 3.9 7.2 3.6 2.4
2020 13 5 6 5 2