Cal Twomey Mid Year Review: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-06-14/2017-midseason-review-essendon
How the best 22 has changed
Conor McKenna's emergence as a dashing half-back has seen him overtake a couple of other backline options in Brent Stanton and Martin Gleeson. It's a tight call in the ruck, but Tom Bellchambers has had an impact around the ground in his return to the senior side which gets him the nod over Matthew Leuenberger. David Myers and Josh Green had injury-interrupted pre-seasons but are in Essendon's best side, although Myers is yet to reach his best form after missing the best part of the last two years with injury and suspension.
B: Mark Baguley, Michael Hartley, Patrick Ambrose
HB: Andrew McGrath, Michael Hurley, James Kelly
C: Darcy Parish, Jobe Watson, Brendon Goddard
HF: David Zaharakis, Joe Daniher, James Stewart
F: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Joe Daniher, Orazio Fantasia
R: Tom Bellchambers, Zach Merrett, Dyson Heppell
I/C: David Myers, Travis Colyer, Josh Green, Conor McKenna
In from pre-season best 22: Tom Bellchambers, David Myers, Josh Green, Conor McKenna
Out from pre-season best 22: Brent Stanton, Jayden Laverde, Kyle Langford, Martin Gleeson
JoeDan is so good, he can play both FF and HF!