Essendon champion Dustin Fletcher has joined more than 4,000 fans in trying to pick his 'best 22'.

All players were considered fully fit for the purpose of the exercise.

Fletcher likes what the emerging Martin Gleeson, Michael Hartley and Patrick Ambrose can offer in defence.

B: Mark Baguley, Michael Hartley, Patrick Ambrose

HB: Brent Stanton, Michael Hurley, Martin Gleeson

C: Travis Colyer, Jobe Watson, Darcy Parish

HF: Orazio Fantasia, Cale Hooker, Josh Green

F: Tom Bellchambers, Joe Daniher, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

R: Matthew Leuenberger, Dyson Heppell, Zach Merrett

I: David Myers, Brendon Goddard, David Zaharakis, James Kelly

Fletcher's 'best 22' was used to judge the winner of the 'pick your best 22' competition.  The winner has been notified.