The below takes into account players who mainly play second row or players where second-row is their best position. For instance, I have graded Cameron Murray and Tevita Pangai Jr as locks.

Top TEN best fullbacks in the NRL
Top TEN best wingers in the NRL
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Top TEN best five-eighths in the NRL
Top TEN best second-rowers in the NRL

9. Elliott Whitehead

Full disclosure; Whitehead is one of my favourite players in the competition. I love the mix of aggressive running and clever ball-playing that he brings to the Green Machine.

Five tries, seven line-breaks, five try-assists and 10 offloads prove his potency in attack. In defence, he made just under 90% of his tackles. His running metres were up a little from 2019, whereas is missed tackles were way down.

Whitehead becomes even more important moving forward following on the shift back to Wigan by John Bateman. Whitehead is an incredible edge forward for club and country and helps his halves by being so creative.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17: Elliott Whitehead of the Raiders passes the ball during the round 15 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on June 17, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)