Mid-season leaders

Devon Smith has been outstanding in his first season for the Bombers.

Devon Smith has been outstanding in his first season for the Bombers.

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

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