Peter Wright has earned full marks in round eight's AFLCA votes for his dominant performance in Essendon's win. 

Wright kicked a game-high six goals, with senior coaches Ben Rutten and Sam Mitchell both agreeing the 25-year-old's presence was instrumental to the Dons' crucial victory.

Darcy Parish claimed seven votes for his industrious 32-disposals effort, which saw the All Australian move to top of the AFL for total disposals in 2022.

Captain Dyson Heppell earned four votes for his commanding game across half-back which included 12 intercepts, while his deputy Zach Merrett was awarded three votes for his 28-disposal effort.

Nic Martin continued his stellar start to his AFL career, claiming two votes alongside defender Mason Redman.

AFLCA VOTES - ESSENDON v HAWTHORN

10 - Peter Wright (ESS)
7 - Darcy Parish (ESS)
4 - Dyson Heppell (ESS)
3 - Zach Merrett (ESS)
2 - Nic Martin (ESS)
2 - Mason Redman (ESS)
1 - Jai Newcombe (HAW)
1 - Jaeger O'Meara (HAW)

ESSENDON'S 2022 AFLCA VOTES AFTER ROUND EIGHT

31 - Darcy Parish
21 - Peter Wright
5 - Nic Martin, Mason Redman, Zach Merrett, Dyson Heppell
4 - Sam Draper
2 - Alec Waterman, Zach Merrett

2022 AFLCA LEADERBOARD

53 - Patrick Cripps (CARL)
47 - Andrew Brayshaw (FREM), Clayton Oliver (MELB)
39 - Lachie Neale (BL)
35 - Christian Petracca (MELB)
31 - Darcy Parish (ESS), Callum Mills (SYD), Hugh McCluggage (BL), Jack Crisp (COLL)