Welcome to the Essendon Football Club, Zach Merrett! Height: 179 cm Weight: 76kg D/O/B: 3/10/1995 Position: Anywhere, can be played all over the ground Recruited From: Sandringham Dragons Key Strengths: Extremely smart decision maker, always looks for a better option Knows where to find the goals Great kick, extremely clean hands Kicks on both feet, models himself on Sam Mitchell Weaknesses: Occasionally tries to thump the ball for no real reason Hasn't experienced a full pre-season yet due to prior cricket commitments A great steal for us. Merrett, like his older brother Jackson, has a real burst of pace and X-Factor about him, and shares the classy ball use. At Sandringham in 2013, he averaged a stellar 26 disposals per game, and developed his composure at a super quick rate. He has drawn some criticism for some questionable disposal at times, but has quickly corrected that. An extremely talented small midfielder who can play at both ends of the ground. Video highlights are here.