Essendon's Andrew McGrath

With three years of development under their belt, we look back at who your club should have recruited in the first round of the 2016 AFL national draft.

Here is Zero Hanger’s re-drafted first round of the 2016 AFL national draft:


20. Jake Waterman (GWS)

Waterman is one of the biggest movers in our reordered draft. The forward was selected with the last pick in the 2016 national draft. But with Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling both suffering injuries in 2018, Waterman was called into the team.

The 20-year-old played 16 games and kicked 13 goals in an impressive debut season and has continued to deliver ever since as a future hallmark for the club’s forward line.


PERTH, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 11: Jake Waterman of the Eagles marks the ball during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at HBF Arena on March 11, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)