Dylan Moore has come on in leaps and bounds in 2021.
It has been quite the turnaround for the 22-year-old who struggled to break into the senior line-up for most of the 2020 season.
Having faced some doubts on his football future at the end of last year, the Hawks decided to retain him on the rookie list with a one-year contract extension.
And now having played 20 games this season, and recording an impressive 27 goals, the move has paid off in a big way with the surprise packet producing a break-out season.
The youngster has made the most of 2021 producing several striking displays, and has kept his spot in the senior side as part of a new-look small forward unit alongside Luke Breust, Ollie Hanrahan and Tyler Brockman.
He currently sits as his side's second-highest goal kicker this season, falling just behind Bruest (33), and has averaged 15.4 disposals, 2.9 tackles and 1.4 goals per game.
Moore continued his way as a shining light for Hawthorn in his side's Round 21 win against Collingwood, finishing with 20 disposals and a game-high four goal assists.
In addition he also kicked two goals himself, and his tally of 11 score involvements on the afternoon was the second-most of any player on the ground, behind Tom Mitchell.
Following the recent back-to-back wins against Brisbane and Collingwood, Moore said he was hopeful his side could finish the season on a high.
"It was a great effort from the boys, we knew it was going to be a tough fight all day," he said post-game on Sunday.
"I thought I did alright - I played my role - I try to play my role every week.
"Hopefully we can get two more wins, that would be amazing and give us some momentum going into next year and the belief that we can contend with some top sides."
Moore has now kicked multiple goals on seven occasions this season from 20 appearances for the Hawks.
One of his strongest performances came in Round 19 against Adelaide where he collected an equal career-high 25 disposals, alongside a team-high nine score involvements including two goal assists and a goal.
With two games of the season left, can the small forward catch up to his superstar teammate in Breust to take home the club's leading goal kicker award for 2021?
Listen to more of what our No.36 had to say after the win against the Pies on Sunday.