MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 01: Jesse Hogan of the Dockers looks upfield during the round 11 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Fremantle Dockers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 01, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Kane Cornes believes Victorian clubs should consider recruiting out of favour Docker Jesse Hogan in the trade period.

Hogan has only managed 15 games for the Dockers since his arrival in 2018 and appears out of favour with rookie coach Justin Longmuir.

The 25-year-old has kicked 165 goals in 86 games, with a season-best 47 goals for Melbourne in 2018.

Cornes raised Essendon as a possible destination for the 25-year-old should Joe Daniher leave the Bombers at the end of the season.

“He (Hogan) is fit and he’s not playing for Fremantle at the moment,” Cornes told Channel Nine’s Sunday Footy Show.

“He’s 25 years of age, you’d think that Essendon are going to lose Joe Daniher.

“If they could get him for a late pick, similarly to what Hawthorn did with Jonathon Patton, and Freo will probably pay some of that wage, is he a player that the Essendon Football Club should look at?

“Because I think he’s at least worth exploring.”