MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06: Andrew McGrath poses for a portrait during the 2016 AFL Draft Combine on October 6, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Essendon has released its guernsey number changes for next season.

The Bombers’ No.1 pick in this year’s draft, Andrew McGrath, will wear the No.1 guernsey.

Essendon’s next selection in the draft, Jordan Ridley, has been given No.14, Josh Begley has been handed No.16, while fellow draftees Kobe Mutch and Dylan Clarke will wear numbers 19 and 37 respectively.

Rookie draft pick Sam Draper has been given number 38, while category B Rookie, Ben McNiece, will don the number 41.

Former Giant James Stewart and ex-Lion Josh Green will wear numbers 17 and 15 respectively.

The remainder of the jumper numbers for 2017 remain unchanged.