Adelaide forward Taylor Walker has jumped to the top of the AFL Coaches Association’s Champion Player Award leaderboard following his six-goal performance in the Crows’ Good Friday win over Gold Coast.

Walker received another perfect 10 from coaches Matthew Nicks and Stuart Dew, with the 30-year-old earning 28 of a possible 30 votes after three rounds of Season 2021.

He is currently nine votes ahead of Richmond's Dustin Martin, who has 19 votes to his name.

Crows captain Rory Sloane polled eight votes for his vintage display against the Suns, collecting 34 disposals, 19 contested possessions, seven clearances and 10 score involvements.

Fellow midfielders Rory Laird (three votes) and Ben Keays (two) were also among the votes, with ruckman Reilly O’Brien (two) and Brodie Smith (one) rounding out Adelaide’s tally.

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R3: Tex kicks six of his best

The Taylor Walker train has partied on this week with Tex adding another six goals to his tally in 2021.

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Former Crow Hugh Greenwood was the sole Suns player to poll, earning four votes.

Adelaide v Gold Coast

10 - Taylor Walker (ADEL)
8 - Rory Sloane (ADEL)
4 - Hugh Greenwood (GCFC)
3 - Rory Laird (ADEL)
2 - Reilly O’Brien (ADEL)
2 - Ben Keays (ADEL)
1 - Brodie Smith (ADEL)

Leaderboard after Round 3

28 - Taylor Walker (ADEL)
19 - Dustin Martin (RICH)
16 - Darcy Moore (COLL)
16 - Clayton Oliver (MELB)
15 - Max Gawn (MELB)