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In the end it came down to one thing for Essendon; Andrew McGrath is a winner.The Bombers began Friday nights draft in Sydney by claiming McGrath, an explosive midfielder from TAC Cup club Sandringham Dragons, with the first No.1 pick in the clubs history.The top pick in most recent drafts has been obvious from a long way out but the quality and depth of this talent pool required Essendon to do their homework diligently.Hes a winner ... hes a leader and theyre hard to find, so that was probably the major reason we decided to take him, Essendon list manager Adrian Dodoro said.He performs at a high level and when he performs he wins.I think what sets him apart is his mindset ... hes just really mentally tough.He rises to every challenge thats put before him and he plays in every part of the ground.The Dragons contributed an impressive seven players at this draft.Greater Western Sydney opted for Sandringham mid Tim Taranto with the second overall pick, with Brisbane pouncing on North Ballarat onballer Hugh McCluggage at No.3.Gold Coast dominated early proceedings at Sydneys Hordern Pavilion and the Suns selected three midfielders and a defender with their four picks inside the top 10.AFL national talent manager Kevin Sheahan declared this years talent pool heavy with midfielders and the first round proved him right.Most players picked early were midfielders or projected to move into the middle as they gained AFL experience.Fremantle chose a tall defender, local product Griffin Logue of Swan Districts, at No.8 and Port Adelaide snared a tall forward - the Murray Bushrangers Todd Marshall at No.18.The Western Bulldogs finished off the first round with the only ruckman picked early - South Fremantles Tim English.Six clubs - Collingwood, St Kilda, Geelong, Richmond, Hawthorn and Melbourne - didnt have a pick in the first round after dealing them away during the trade period.The Pies snared both their father-son targets, matching a North Melbourne bid for Gavin Browns son Callum at pick 35 and securing Peter Daicos son Josh at pick 57 after no other clubs bid for him.West Coast landed Chris Watermans son Jake with the 77th and final pick of the draft.Those arent the only famous names to return to the AFL. The Saints picked Ben Long, the nephew of Michael Long, with their first selection at pick 25.Willie Rioli, cousin to Hawthorns Cyril and Richmonds Daniel, will play for West Coast after the Eagles swooped at pick 52.However, Ben Jarman, son of Adelaide and Hawthorn great Darren, did not get picked up, leaving the Crows to claim him at Mondays rookie draft.Mature-age players were also well-represented as Geelong picked Tom Stewart and Timm House from the Cats VFL side and Ryan Abbott from the Grovedale Tigers in the local Geelong league.Melbourne also selected Footscray VFL forward Mitch Hannan and the Giants threw delisted Docker Matt de Boer a lifeline, selecting the defender with the 58th pick overall.The Hawks were the last club into the draft, picking up Murray Bushrangers defender Harry Morrison at pick 74.After letting Sam Mitchell and Jordan Lewis go during the trade period, Hawthorns second and final pick at No.76, was key forward Mitchell Lewis from the Calder Canons.The Demons were the only other club to have just two picks, while Brisbane, Carlton, Geelong and GWS stocked up with six players each. 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The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. Air Max Outlet Online Store . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style.Can Toulon winger Drew Mitchell claim another world record? This time he attempts the fastest 100m in clogs... 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