Brent Crosswell was a champion at 17.
Crosswell was a great player who had extreme talent. It was another era, but he could dominate if he was in the mood.
I still remember the day he smashed Robert Walls when both at High School. Crosswell went to University High and Walls Coburg Hill, and it was a grand final of the central metro high schools division vs northern. Walls was CHF and was playing for Carlton, Crosswell of CHB and was playing for Kangas. Walls was a sniper as a schoolboy and while I was in his team, hated the prick. Anyway Walls hit some smaller guy from behind and Crosswell smashed him. No order off rule then, and Walls ran away every time Brent went near him.
Langford could end up in the Crosswell class, but he has a long way to go.