AFL Media’s Callum Twomey has looked through our season to date and picked his leaders at the club in a number of categories. Who is leading the way?
Best and fairest
1. Devon Smith
2. David Zaharakis
3. Dyson Heppell
4. Tom Bellchambers
5. Jake Stringer
Best 21 and under – Andrew McGrath
Recruit of the year – Devon Smith
Most improved – Kyle Langford
Most courageous – Devon Smith
Best team player – Zach Merrett
Goal of the year – Jake Stringer, round four v Port Adelaide, Etihad Stadium. The Essendon recruit sealed his team’s win over the Power with a brilliant bouncing effort from the boundary line.
Mark of the year – Matt Guelfi, round 11 v Richmond, MCG. Guelfi flew high from side-on to take a clean grab that saw it named the mark of the round.
Game milestones – Dyson Heppell (150 games), round 22; Zach Merrett (100 games), round 20.
Source: Essendon FC’s website