At just 22 Zerret is a great player and great team person. However, he does tend to play a defensive role, more often than an attacking one. In a way this is to his detriment, but is very important to the team defence. .
Looking at the Brownlow votes for 2017, surprisingly Zerret (15) had a patch in mid season when he polled almost no votes On the other hand Hep, who some say played “below par” polled 14, with Zaka on 11.
We now have to face the fact that there will be a lot of players in our team “taking votes off” Zerret, and that includes Hepp, who hopefully will have a better year next year as well.
Zerret needs to kick more goals, ( as in the Fremantle game where he polled 3 votes) if he was allowed to play that more forward role, imo he would seriously come into Brownlow contention in spite of the above.