Nathan Jones: 9 - Didn't think he had another gear to move into, but that he did. Most improved Demon I've seen in my 20 years.
Mitch Clark: 9 - I had high hopes but my expectations were spectacularly exceeded. Remarkable agility for a bloke so good at busting packs.
Stefan Martin: 2.5 - Distance between best and worst massive. Hard to know how much was injuries and how much was nous.
Jeremy Howe: 8 - Extraordinary that a bloke of such natural talent could be overlooked for so long. Love to see him move back forward when we get the midfield sorted out.
Col Sylvia: 5 - Not sure if I love him any more. Seemed to bully ordinary sides and go missing against average/good ones.
Jack Trengove: 3 - By far the biggest disappointment of the season for me. I'm praying it was a chronic, play-throughable injury.
Jack Grimes: 7.5 - asked to do too much, but did most of it pretty well. A more than adequate first year as skipper.
Dan Nicholson: 5 - worth persevering with. Creative, but may never have the skills to turn theory into practice.
Jack Watts: 5.5 - still willing to give the benefit of the doubt. Next year needs to become a key forward or a creator from half back who doesn't get pushed off the ball by smaller opponents. Just fair this year.
Jordie McKenzie: 5 - not as much of the inside creativity that I liked so much last year. Shut down some good players, let other opponents get too much of it.
Cale Morton: 1 - I can tolerate just about all of it except the kicking. How did they rate his kicking as "elite"?
Mark Jamar: 2.5 - none of the powerful marking that made him such a good player a couple of years ago.
Jake Spencer: 0.5 - I don't get it. I desperately need someone to explain this to me - is it like the AFL equivalent of Fred Basset? Not remotely close to the second worst player in the league.
James Frawley: 4 - considered him our best player in 2011. What happened this year? Often beaten one on one. Seemed a yard slower. Poor.
Joel MacDonald: 2 - astonishing that he continued to get a game. You haven't been able to get away with both poor decision-making and poor execution by foot since 2002.
Tom McDonald: 6 - Love the endeavour and obvious aerobic superiority. I seem to be far more concerned about his kicking than others. Won't make it if he keeps dropping it like a sandwich.
Matthew Bate: 2 - No.
James Magner: 5 - Got a hint of the post-15th concussion Luke Balls about him. Good start, but Neeld was obviously not convinced.
Lynden Dunn: 5.5 - It went NO, meh, yeahhh, then meh again, if you get what I'm saying. I'd keep him purely on his play-on-and-hit-a-target from defense ability. At least until someone better can do that. (Agree with DA.) Remains one of the best kicks for goal I've seen at the Demons.
Col Garland: 4 - classic confidence player and seemed to have little this year. Too talented to dismiss.
Rohan Bail: 4 - loved him right up until THAT turnover game. May quickly be passed in 2013.
Brent Moloney: 0 - I had to say I told you so, but I did... on 'Ology.
Brad Green: 4 - Not a great end to a great career.
Jared Rivers: 8 - Love the bloke. Has shown he's more than a fly-and-punch backman. Has every right to seek greener pastures, but I'd be devastated.
Sam Blease: 6 - I still think he's the most exciting player on the list. Run all pre-season, Sam.
Luke Tapscott: 3 - Didn't get anywhere near enough of it. Not hugely impressed with his kicking, either. Still optimistic, despite all that.
Aaron Davey: 2 - So sad.
Jordie Gysberts: 2 - I still have high hopes for him. Hope they keep him.
James Sellar: 3 - Played the "Leigh Brown role" but with little of the effectiveness. Not convinced at all.
Nevile Jetta: 4 - Wouldn't be upset if he got one more year. Still have no idea where his best position is. Neat footballer.
Ricky Petterd: 2 - Absolutely no idea what goes on behind the scenes. Looked a gem just 18 months ago.
Tom Couch: 1 - Yeah nah (DA)
Liam Jurrah: 0 - I'm shaking my head as I type.
James Strauss: 2 - Recruited for his kicking - still haven't seen anything to make me think it's anything other than slightly above average. Admittedly, difficult to show it off in THIS team.
Josh Tynan: 3 - Promising in patches.
Jamie Bennell: 1 - Does etiquette say you hang on to a bloke with a ruptured ACL? That'd be the only reason now.
Jack Fitzpatrick: 2 - A glimmer at the end?