Harrison Jones the wingman.

It may seem strange to say, but Bombers fans are becoming familiar with the most unlikely positional change.

After plying his first five seasons in the AFL as a key position forward, one could argue Jones' sudden impact as a winger has truly reflected the 23-year-old's potential.


Jones shone in the second outing in his new position, gathering 17 disposals, six marks, five score involvements, one goal and running an equal team-high of 14.6kms in Essendon's important 12-point win over reigning premiers Collingwood.

Speaking about his mid-season switch, Jones said the surprise move came via a suggestion from Senior Coach Brad Scott.

“Brad came to me and spoke and said, 'what do you reckon?' (about playing wing), and I said, 'I basically play the wing when I roll out on that fat side forward anyway'," Jones said.

"I took it in my stride and I’m really enjoying it out there. I'm happy to be contributing to the team.”

Harrison Jones was immense in Essendon's win over the Pies. (Photo: AFL Photos)

It was a team performance from the Bombers, who rallied from being five goals to one down in the first quarter, to comprehensively outwork and defeat a Collingwood outfit who were widely-tipped to consolidate their charge towards the top four.

Speaking of the Bombers' belief to strike back against an experienced side, Jones praised the playing group's maturity in the come-from-behind win.

“We stuck to our process. We had the same amount of scoring shots (in the first quarter), we just needed to convert going in," Jones said.

"It was good to see the boys bring it back. We shifted some momentum in the midfield and played a forward half game and it was only up from there."

Essendon enters round 18 with a 10-5-1 record, and will look to continue its top four ambitions against Melbourne next Saturday night.