Hawthorn has made a second late change moments before the bounce.
Will Langford has injured himself in the warm-up, with Brendan Whitecross coming into the side to replace him.
"He suffered back spasms in the warm-up," Triple M's Neroli Meadows explained.
It is Hawthorn's second late change, after James Cousins replaced Ricky Henderson (illness) earlier.
Essendon is unchanged.
"There's no L!" "Shut up, Dick!" Billy was taking care of the Saturday Rub quiz when he had a go at pronouncing DiPierdomenico.