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Punt on athletic pair pays off

Essendon was "pleasantly surprised" to snare highly rated midfielder Jayden Laverde with its second pick in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft after the versatile player slipped down the first-round pecking order.

10:21pm  Nov 27, 2014

Ambrose officially elevated

Young forward Patrick Ambrose has been officially elevated to the club’s senior list following the completion of the 2014 National Draft.

10:00pm  Nov 27, 2014

Hird welcomes new recruits

Essendon coach James Hird has welcomed new recruits Kyle Langford and Jayden Laverde to the club following the 2014 National Draft.

9:02pm  Nov 27, 2014

VFL Playing List

No. Name Height Weight Date of Birth Recruited from
13 Ben Duscher 186cm 90kg 29.09.87 Bendigo U18/Merbein (VIC)/Bendigo (VFL)
42 Anthony Tipungwuti 171cm 77kg 22.04.93 Tiwi Bombers (NT)/Drouin (VIC)/Gippsland U18
48 Wayne Schultz 175cm 75kg 10.07.82 Castlemaine (VIC)/Bendigo VFL/Strathfieldsaye (VIC)
49 Jacob Thompson 184cm 95kg 20.07.91 Greenvale (VIC)/ Calder U18/ Bendigo (VFL)
50 Josh Toy 184cm 88kg 18.04.92 Aberfeldie (VIC)/ Calder U18/ Gold Coast (AFL)
51 Aaron Heppell 181cm 78kg 13.01.95 Gippsland Power
52 Angus Milham 210cm 90kg 11.08.94 Hawthorn Citizens (VIC) / Trinity Old Grammarians (VIC) / Oakliegh U18
53 Alex Hickey 180cm 75kg 06.01.95 Geelong Amateur (VIC)/St. Joseph's (VIC)/ Geelong U18
54 Josh Freezer 192cm 90kg 2.06.89 Old Melburnians (VIC)/Bendigo (VFL)
58 Sam Tagliabue 206cm 101kg 22.02.91 Temora Kangaroos (NSW)/ UNSW (NSW) / Eastern Suburbs (NSW)
59 Sam Lowrie 188cm 82kg 22.07.94 South Fremantle (WAFL)
60 Ben McPhee 180cm 79kg 05.07.93 Rochester (VIC) / Bendigo U18 / Bendigo VFL
61 Alex McLeod 180cm 76kg 28.01.92 Coburg VFL / Williamstown VFL / Pascoe Vale (VIC)
62 Daniel Coghlan 186cm 86kg 08.01.91 Warburton - Milgrove (VIC) / South Croydon (VIC)
63 Brendan Goss  183cm 77kg  07.07.91  Old Xaverians FC 
64 Murphy Ambrose 186cm 78kg 13.05.90 Coburg VFL / Old Xaverians (VIC)
65 Daniel Willis  190cm  90kg  30.06.90  Ormond A.F.C / Murrumbeena FC/ Shepparton Bears FC 
66 Alistair Kefford 194cm 95kg 01.05.92 Calder U18/ Williamstown VFL / Aberfeldie (VIC)
67 Jack Langford 194cm 90kg 08.06.93 Northern U18 / Banyle (VIC)
68 Bradley Leggett 192cm 92kg 13.10.93 St. Mary's JFC (VIC) / Macleod (VIC)
71 Jesse Bowe  207cm  108kg  25.11.91  Morwell FC/ Yinnar FC