Lennon, who was Richmond’s first pick (No. 12 overall) in the 2013 National Draft, has shown some extremely promising signs since being recalled to the senior line-up for the Round 16 clash with St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.
The 20-year-old kicked three goals in that match playing as a half-forward, and followed that up with two goals against ladder leader Fremantle at the MCG in Round 17.
He didn’t manage to register a goal in last Friday night’s win against Hawthorn (his 11th league game all-up), but was still a valuable contributor up forward, taking six marks (two of them strong, contested grabs) and having five score involvements.
“He’s a really smart player,” Deledio said on Channel Seven.
“He plays mostly across half-forward . . . creates a really good contest, is strong in the air, but has got some speed at ground level as well.
“He’s still just learning the game – he’s only in his second year – so he’s got plenty of scope and parameter to improve.
“We’re really excited about what he’s bringing, and looking forward to what he’s got for the next few years coming.”