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Andrew
McGrath

Height
178 cm
DOB
02-06-1998
Weight
80 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
21
Career
21
Goals
2017
1
Career
1
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1502
Avg
72
AndrewMcGrath

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Background

Andrew McGrath became Essendon’s first ever number one pick when the Bombers selected him on November 25, 2016.  McGrath has an elite athletics background as a hurdler and that comes through in his attacking, run-and-carry game from half-back and through the middle. He shone at the NAB AFL Draft Combine, with top-10 results in the repeat sprint, agility and running vertical jump tests.

Essendon List and Recruiting Manager Adrian Dodoro says:

“The thing that probably separated him from the pack was that he can play in the midfield and be such a devastating attacking player but he also really values defence.  He’s one of those guys that if the game isn’t going so well in the midfield he can go back.  If he’s playing in the back half he can give you a lot of transition out of there.  He’s just got that constitution about him, he’s a winner.  Everything he does is about winning, he’s such a determined young man, he’ll give it his best shot and he won’t let anyone down.  We’ve drafted this kid to be in our midfield for many years to come.”