Jake Stinger has secured a maximum of 10 votes after starring in Essendon's 13-point win over GWS.

Stringer was a presence in the Dons' forward 50, creating 10 shots on goal to register four majors.


Skipper Zach Merrett has polled votes for the third time this season, earning seven votes after collecting 28 disposals, five tackles and a goal.

Defender Mason Redman is now the Bombers' leading coaches vote-getter after being rewarded for his 27-disposal, 494 metres gained and one-goal effort with six votes, while wingman Nic Martin earned three votes for a 24-disposal, two-goal performance.


Ruckman Sam Draper rounded out the coaches votes by earning two after winning 24 hitouts, along with collecting 15 disposals and a goal.

Essendon AFLCA votes - Round four

10. Jake Stringer
7. Zach Merrett
6. Mason Redman
3. Nic Martin
2. Sam Draper

Essendon AFLCA votes overall leaderboard

17. Mason Redman (12th in AFL overall)
15. Darcy Parish
12. Zach Merrett 
10. Jake Stringer
8. Archie Perkins
7. Kyle Langford
6. Will Setterfield
5. Nic Martin
2. Jye Caldwell
2. Sam Draper