Andrew MCGRATH

#1   Essendon

Age: 21yr 1mth Games: 21 Born: Jun 02, 1998
Height: 178cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Last year’s No.1 draft pick has played as advertised. Hasn’t starred but showed superb poise. Round 1 near certainty.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Haw No.1 pick didn’t look out of place in the back half and ended with 22 touches. A good way to start a career. 7
2 Bris Undid his good work with almost half (four) of his nine kicks being ineffective. 5
3 Carl Modest possession numbers but he was able to find good spots defensively which is a great sign going forward. 5
4 Adel Learning his craft in defence, and played his part well containing Riley Knight. 6
5 Coll Not overawed by his first Anzac Day and chipped away on his back flank. 5
6 Melb Solid game again in back half then pushing up into midfield. Crashed into fence in final term, but appeared okay. 7
7 Rested.
8 Geel Poise and calm immediately come to mind when you see him play. Just does his role and does it without fuss. 6
9 WCE Not a standout but didn’t make any mistakes and helped form a rigid defence. 6
10 Rich Young defender played his role pretty well. Poise and calmness beyond his years are a delight to watch. 7
11 GWS Worked hard at half back and up into middle. Spent time on Greene, which will be great for his development. 5
12 Port Electric early off half back to help set up the big lead. 7
13 Bye.
14 Syd Quiet night at half back but made some good decisions. 5
15 Bris Accomplished with his running and reading of the play mainly firing handballs coming out of defence. 6
16 Coll Kid just plays with so much poise. Finds the pill, used it well and was able to defend one-on-one. 7
17 StK Moved well and always on the lookout for openings and opportunities up the field 6
18 NM Ball use was below his usual standard. A third of his touches didn’t hit the target. 5
19 WB Not his best outing. A few early fumbles saw confidence drop. Just two kicks (and 11 handballs). 4
20 Rested.
21 Adel Given big job on Betts and in first half was prepared to attack but had a couple of blues. 7
22 GCS Another composed effort in defence; four rebound 50's a part of his 25 touches. 7
23 Frem 21 possessions at half back and made another strong case for the Rising Star. 6
EF Syd Young defender at least got a finals game under his belt which was one of the very few positives; 22 possessions. 6