Jackson Merrett was selected by Essendon as pick 31 in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft. Merrett is a classy player who can be damaging as a forward as well as a midfielder. His skills and composure in tight situations are a highlight of his game. Jackson’s development was very impressive through the 2013-2014 seasons, highlighted by his 35 possession game against Carlton in early 2014. In that same year, Jackson was greeted by the arrival of his brother, Zach who was drafted by Essendon in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft.
2018 looms as an important year for Jackson as he strives to establish himself in the senior side.