Let's take a look at James Harmes' 2021...
AFL games: 18
Disposals – 20.8 avg. (374 total)
Handballs – 12.3 avg. (222 total)
Pressure acts – 23.9 avg. (431 total)
Tackles – 5.2 avg. (94 total)
Harmes’ 2021 didn’t start off as planned after a wrist injury sustained in Round 1 left him on the sidelines for nearly six weeks. But upon his return, Harmes made sure to make up for lost time, putting up one of his best performances of the year in Melbourne’s Round 8 win over Sydney, collecting 31 disposals, 21 contested possessions, 29 pressure acts and seven tackles.
For the remainder of the season, the 26-year-old continued to be a pillar in Melbourne’s starting 22, with the exception of Round 18 where he was sidelined due to an ear infection. Harmes’ versatility and strong defensive pressure across the ground proves to be an integral aspect to the Dees' game. At the end of the season, Harmes joined his teammates in making history, being a part of the 2021 premiership team.