Let's take a look at Jake Melksham's 2021...
No. AFL games: 12
Disposals – 8.9 avg. (107 total)
Score involvements – 3.5 avg. (42 total)
Goals – 8 total
Melksham headed into his fifth season in the red and blue following a strong 2020 where he kicked 15 goals over his 17 appearances.
While the 30-year-old was in and out of the starting 22 throughout the season, when he got his opportunities, he made sure to display his strengths, often impacting on the scoreboard registering eight goals over his 12 senior games. He was integral in the side’s Round 21 win over West Coast at Optus Stadium, slotting into the forward line and kicking two goals to help Melbourne snap up the four points.
Entering into his sixth season for the Demons in 2022, Melksham will look to make further impact up forward as he nears his 200th career game.