In his 74th AFL game, Andrew Brayshaw delivered a performance that would have made Joel Selwood proud, according to Garry Lyon.
Praise has continued to roll in for the 21-year-old’s efforts against Richmond, racking up 39-disposals in a game-winning performance where he willed Fremantle over the line.
As well as his disposals, Brayshaw’s 12 tackles, 10 score involvements and 576 metres gained were a career-high, while his 15 contested possessions was the third most for his career.
Speaking on Fox Footy’s On the Couch, Lyon was effusive in his praise for the midfielder.
“As you watch him, just think Joel Selwood, and that's as high a praise as you can give someone,” Lyon said.
“It occurred to me while I was watching the game, his attack on the footy was Selwood like. In fact, Joel would be proud to have a game like this under his belt.
“He's played good footy from day one and that game just put him into another category.
“In saying that it was Joel Selwood like, for me, that's the best praise that I could give any young kid, it was that good of a game.”
Co-host Gerard Healy flagged the Fremantle leader as a future captain.
“He just wasn't going to concede that victory,” Healy said.
“It was such a fine leader's game. I think he's now stamped himself as the current player that's going to be the next captain.”