Former Port Adelaide midfielder Kane Cornes has labelled the Bombers’ work in the 2015 AFL Draft as a “disaster.”
Essendon took midfielder Darcy Parish with pick five before selecting key forward Aaron Francis with the sixth pick in the draft, although both players have failed to make their mark in the AFL.
Cornes is worried neither player will turn out to be the prospect the Bombers drafted, which he believes just can’t happen when you have two top-10 picks.
“The 2015 draft for the Bombers is shaping to be a disaster,” Cornes told SEN’s Crunch Time on Saturday.
“They had two picks inside the top 10 – pick five with Darcy Parish who just lost his place in the side.
“He doesn’t look like the modern footballer.
“Number six was Aaron Francis who we know has had his issues.
“When you have those two draft picks in one year, you have to nail it and the Bombers haven’t.”
Terry Wallace was in the studio with Cornes for the conversation, and said wrong decisions like that can take a decade to rectify and get over.
From their 2015 draft selections, the Bombers still have Mason Redman, Mitch Brown and Michael Hartley on their senior list, while Alex Morgan and Yestin Eades have departed.