Between the years of 2013 – 2016, Essendon had five separate coaches which were a result from the infamous supplement scandal, in that time they’ve turned over plenty of players to trades, de-listings and forced additions which were known as ‘top-up’ players.
All in all, they’ve done a pretty decent job at keeping big names players at their club, but we’ve managed to pick out a group of players who could’ve helped the Bombers collect their first finals win since 2004.
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8. Stewart Crameri
A remarkable story, Crameri was selected deep into the 2009 rookie draft after three seasons with the Bendigo Bombers. In 2011, Crameri showcased his goal-kicking talents leading the club’s goal tally with 34 majors. Traded to the Bulldogs for pick #26, Crameri kicked a career-high 37 goals in his first season at the kennel, and played a key role in their forward structure up until he was banned for season 2016.