Welcome to the Essendon Football Club, Joe Daniher! NOTE: I know there's already a Player Watch thread on JD, but we have to be somewhat ceremonious! Mods, feel free to merge the two after Thursday or whenever you all decide. Height: 201cm Weight: 90kg D/O/B: 4/3/1994 Position: Full Forward Drafted From: Calder Cannons, Pick 10, Father/son Father: Anthony Daniher (118 games for EFC, 1987-1994) Key Strengths: Huge unit, still needs to add muscle, but height is an enormous advantage Could have easily been a number one draft pick Extremely quick for his size Huge leap Great set of hands, best marking player in the draft Extremely clean at ground level Well rounded, clean skills Dat kicking technique Weaknesses: Are you kidding? It's Joe f*cking Daniher. Inconsistent kicking? That'd be it. Harpdarp face Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, potentially, the most exciting recruit to the Essendon Football Club since Brendon Goddard. Wait, hang on. The 201 centimeter goliath known as JD will be lurking the Essendon forward 50 for many years to come, and we can look forward to a player who will excite fans young and old. Joe is the best marking player in the 2012 draft, and would be, quite simply, a number one draft pick had it not been for his wonderful father Anthony and his 118 games in the 80s and 90s. He has been dubbed "The best TAC cup player ever" by certain personalities; rated above the likes of Judd, Ablett, and Cotchin. The hype surrounding the kid has been enormous, but he has tackled it with a smile on his face and an Essendon polo hanging off his slightly skinny frame. His skills are extreme, as is his speed for his size- He is an intimidating prospect for any defender. With a full pre-season under his belt under Dean Robinson, we can expect him to improve both physically and aerobically, and, as James Hird said himself, we can also expect Joe to play 10 to 15 games in 2013. If Joe can improve his at times wayward kicking, he will be an absolute star for the Essendon Football Club. Some would say he is a Gumbleton replacement, but I see Gumby and JD being the future superstars of the Essendon forward line, with Hurley going back. Welcome, Joe Daniher!