Every pick, every round: Knightmare's AFL phantom draft

This year's national draft is one of the most open and mysterious for many years, meaning plenty of questions remain unanswered ahead of Friday night's event in Sydney.

All year, ESPN AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre - aka Knightmare - has attended live games, pored through match vision, analysed the stats and talked to industry sources to ensure he can offer the most insightful analysis.

This is his his final, full phantom draft.

1 Brisbane - Cameron Rayner
Height, Weight:
187cm, 88kg
Profile: Forward who is aggressive, powerful, explosive and unstoppable one-on-one. With time, as endurance builds, is expected to transition more into a midfielder.

2 Fremantle - Adam Cerra
Height, Weight:
186cm, 85kg
Profile: Powerful ball-winner through the midfield who possesses class, clean skills and composure. If not for injuries, would be in the conversation for pick No. 1 as arguably this year's best all-around midfielder.

3 Carlton - Paddy Dow
Height, Weight:
185cm, 78kg
Profile: Complete midfielder who thrives on the hard, contested side of the game. Moves well and possesses clean skills.

4 North Melbourne - Luke Davies-Uniacke
Height, Weight:
187cm, 85kg
Profile: Dynamic, explosive, ball-winning midfielder who breaks away from contests with his acceleration. A matchup nightmare when he pushes forward, taking advantage of opponents one-on-one.

5 Fremantle - Andrew Brayshaw
Height, Weight:
184cm, 82kg
Profile: Brother of Melbourne's Angus, Andrew is a complete midfielder suited to playing both inside and outside roles. Impressed at the draft combine with his endurance testing.

6 Collingwood - Darcy Fogarty
Height, Weight:
192cm, 95kg
Profile: Powerful, but athletic utility with clean skills. If not for an injury riddled 2017 he might be in the pick No. 1 conversation.

7 St Kilda - Nick Coffield
Height, Weight:
191cm, 83kg
Profile: Evasive, classy and composed defender. Has the scope to develop into a midfielder over time.

8 St Kilda - Hunter Clark
Height, Weight:
186cm, 80kg
Profile: Well-rounded midfielder who is clean on both sides of the body. Just as good inside the contest as he is on the outside.

9. Western Bulldogs - Aaron Naughton
Height, Weight:
194cm, 85kg
Profile: Ready-to-go, athletic key defender who takes intercept marks and wins one-on-one contests. WAFL League form though his last seven matches will give recruiters confidence to take early.

10 Carlton - Lochie O'Brien
Height, Weight:
184cm, 77kg
Profile: Arguably the best kick in the draft and this year's most damaging outside player. Line-breaker who if not for niggles that have limited output, may have been a top five selection.

11 Greater Western Sydney - Jack Higgins
Height, Weight:
178cm, 77kg
Profile: Ready-to-go, productive midfielder who won this year's Morrish Medal. Arguably more damaging up forward with his clean, one-touch play.

12 Adelaide - Aiden Bonar
Height, Weight:
189cm, 89kg
Profile: Injury plagued, powerful and athletic prospect. Likely starts as a forward and develops into a midfielder as his endurance improves.

13 West Coast - Jaidyn Stephenson
Height, Weight:
189cm, 76kg
Profile: Athletic midfielder who provides outside run and an aerial target up forward. The bigger the stage, the better he performs.

14 Sydney - Ed Richards
Height, Weight:
185cm, 78kg
Profile: Speedy backman/outside runner with clean skills and a classy left foot kick. Strong finish to his season resulted in Richards rising up draft boards.

15 Brisbane - Lachlan Fogarty
Height, Weight:
179cm, 75kg
Profile: Hard-nosed midfielder who loves to tackle and possesses clean skills. Western's best player in each of his last three games, where he amassed 36 tackles collectively.

16 Western Bulldogs - Nathan Murphy
Height, Weight:
188cm, 84kg
Profile: Focused on cricket prior to this year, Murphy has chosen an AFL career. Mobile utility who is effective as either a forward or defender.

17 Richmond - Oscar Allen
Height, Weight:
191cm, 83kg
Profile: Undersized key forward who has performed as well as any, leading the Under-18 Championships with 11 goals. Smart on the lead and just as good at ground level.

18 Brisbane - Zac Bailey
Height, Weight:
181cm, 81kg
Profile: Speedy midfielder who gets to the right spots at stoppages. Stood out during Under-18 Championships for the Allies.

19 Gold Coast - Charlie Ballard
Height, Weight:
196cm, 82kg
Profile: Late-blooming, tall wingman with scope to develop into a key forward. Possess good skills, composure, mobility and is a strong overhead mark.

20 Richmond - Jarrod Brander
Height, Weight:
195cm, 93kg
Profile: Talented key position player with the scope to develop at either end. Mobile tall who reads the ball well in flight and is a clean ball user.

21 West Coast - Ryley Stoddart
Height, Weight:
185cm, 74kg
Profile: Rebounding defender who uses the ball cleanly from defence and provides run. Will peel off his man at suitable times to take intercept marks.

22 Geelong - Sam Taylor
Height, Weight:
196cm, 85kg
Profile: Intercept marking key defender who reads the flight well. Capable both as a rebounder and stopper.

23 North Melbourne - Tom McCartin
Height, Weight:
193cm, 86kg
Profile: Younger brother of St Kilda's Paddy. Athletic and goes on long leads high up the field.

24 Geelong - Liam Ryan
Height, Weight:
185cm, 78kg
Profile: High-flying 21-year-old forward who earned four out of five nominations for mark of the year in the WAFL. Kicked 73 goals from 23 games.

25 Richmond - Sam Hayes
Height, Weight:
203cm, 93kg
Profile: Talented ruckman who is just as capable as a strong marking key forward. Under-18 All-Australian the past two seasons.

26 West Coast - Tim Kelly
Height, Weight:
183cm, 83kg
Profile: Dynamic 23-year-old midfielder who had breakout season. Possesses pace, class and has developed into a capable ball-winner.

27 Richmond - Patrick Naish (matched bid)
Height, Weight:
181cm, 69kg
Profile: Eligible for Richmond as a father-son selection. Naish adds outside run and class through the midfield and up forward.

28 Greater Western Sydney - Harrison Petty
Height, Weight:
195cm, 82kg
Profile: South Australian MVP during the Under-18 Championships. Key defender who takes intercept marks and uses the ball cleanly from defence.

29 Greater Western Sydney - Matthew Ling
Height, Weight:
183cm, 75kg
Profile: Arguably the fastest line-breaker in the draft. Ball use on left is precise and can also open up games.

30 Melbourne - Oskar Baker
Height, Weight:
183cm, 77kg
Profile: Previously cut from Brisbane's Academy. Outside line-breaker who takes on the game relentlessly with pace and hurt factor.

31 Carlton - Jordan Houlahan
Height, Weight:
186cm, 78kg
Profile: Athletic forward who is a threat in the air and at ground level. More a pure forward at this stage rather than a forward/midfielder.

32 Brisbane - Connor Ballenden (matched bid)
Height, Weight:
199cm, 95kg
Profile: Eligible for Brisbane as an academy selection. Strong marking key position player who reads the flight effectively and uses the ball cleanly on both sides.

33 Melbourne - Callum Coleman-Jones
Height, Weight:
203cm, 98kg
Profile: Big bodied ruckman and key forward. Mobile and a powerful contested mark.

34 West Coast - Andrew McPherson
Height, Weight:
186cm, 79kg
Profile: Composed half-back flanker who is an able stopper and uses the ball cleanly out of defence. Also has capability to push through the midfield.

35 Sydney - Joel Garner
Height, Weight:
184cm, 83kg
Profile: Skilled utility who has generated a fair bit of hype. Not a big accumulator but uses the ball neatly.

36 St Kilda - Charlie Spargo
Height, Weight:
173cm, 73kg
Profile: Shoulder surgery saw Spargo miss the better part of the season. Capable ball winner with speed who plays through the midfield and up forward.

37 Geelong - Brent Daniels
Height, Weight:
172cm, 70kg
Profile: Speedy forward with good football smarts who can push up through the midfield. Most dangerous around goal.

38 Collingwood - Tyler Brown (matched bid)
Height, Weight:
187cm, 72kg
Profile: Collingwood father-son prospect and the second son of Gavin. Classy, evasive, clean kicking midfielder/forward.

39 Melbourne - Bayley Fritsch
Height, Weight:
186cm, 82kg
Profile: Mature age forward who kicked 42 goals from 19 games in the VFL after struggling with injury in recent years. Possesses scope to develop as a defender with long left foot kick and strong mark.

40 West Coast - James Worpel
Height, Weight:
185cm, 86kg
Profile: Ready-to-go midfielder with AFL size and game. Stoppage specialist who thrives on the contested elements of the game.

41 Adelaide - Charlie Constable
Height, Weight:
190cm, 86kg
Profile: Tall midfielder with clean skills and impressive vision. Would be suited to developing as a rebounding defender.

42 Gold Coast - Jack Petruccelle
Height, Weight:
185cm, 77kg
Profile: High impact per possession player. Dynamic ball-winner with a big leap and line breaking pace.

43 Fremantle - Gryan Miers
Height, Weight:
178cm, 77kg
Profile: Energetic forward with smarts who always feels involved. Kicked seven goals in the TAC Cup grand final.

44 Hawthorn - Toby Wooller
Height, Weight:
193cm, 90kg
Profile: Strong-bodied key forward who provides a marking presence. Just as capable as a big-bodied, ball-winning midfielder.

45 Brisbane - Noah Answerth
Height, Weight:
183cm, 77kg
Profile: Missed majority of season with back injury. Rebounding half-back flanker with ball-winning capabilities.

46 St Kilda - Brandon Starcevich
Height, Weight:
187cm, 88kg
Profile: Powerful ball-winning midfielder with courage. Possesses hurt factor with a damaging long kick and lowers his eyes and hits the short targets.

47 Greater Western Sydney - Nicholas Shipley (matched bid)
Height, Weight:
190cm, 90kg
Profile: Big-bodied midfielder from Greater Western Sydney's academy. Ball-winner who distributes effectively by hand.

48 Port Adelaide - Jackson Ross
Height, Weight:
193cm, 75kg
Profile: Raw, athletic forward who chose football over tennis. Untapped with strong scope to develop.

49 Melbourne - Noah Balta
Height, Weight:
195cm, 95kg
Profile: Freakishly athletic key position player. Breaks the lines, possesses rare clearness at ground level and is a strong mark who will take front position in the marking contest.

50 Essendon - Haiden Schloithe
Height, Weight:
184cm, 83kg
Profile: Ex-Docker won the Sandover Medal and can play Round 1 as either a midfielder or forward. Has developed contested ball-winning capabilities.

51 Port Adelaide - Oscar Clavarino
Height, Weight:
196cm, 86kg
Profile: Solid key defender with strength in one-on-one contests. Much improved intercept mark and a clean kick from defence.

52 Gold Coast - Ben Paton
Height, Weight:
186cm, 78kg
Profile: Overage defender with pace and clean skills. Capable rebounder, interceptor and stopper with a ready-to-go game.

53 Sydney - Dylan Moore
Height, Weight:
176cm, 66kg
Profile: Outside running midfielder and forward with clean skills. Starred at national combine in endurance testing and has developed a reputation for running out games strongly.

54 Brisbane - Jack Payne
Height, Weight:
196cm, 96kg
Profile: Eligible for Brisbane as an academy selection. Key defender with one-on-one strength and clean ball use out of the back half.

55 Gold Coast - Brayden Crossley
Height, Weight:
198cm, 105kg
Profile: Gold Coast Academy ruckman who performed strongly in the NEAFL and Under-18 Championships. Impacts games with his strength and followup work from ruck contest.

56 Collingwood - Jordan Butts
Height, Weight:
196cm, 82kg
Profile: Strong-marking key position player who averaged a TAC Cup-high 7.5 marks per game. Youngest in the draft pool.

57 Geelong - Lachlan Smith
Height, Weight:
190cm, 89kg
Profile: Ex-Pie rookie starred for Kyabram in the Goulburn Valley League. Able to play forward or back.

58 Port Adelaide - Jake Patmore
Height, Weight:
181cm, 72kg
Profile: Speedy midfielder who hit his stride over the second half of the season. Highly productive and breaks the lines.

59 Fremantle - Tom De Koning
Height, Weight:
200cm, 90kg
Profile: Likely relieving ruckman who competes well through the ruck and is capable up forward. Very athletic and clean at ground level.

60 Collingwood - Flynn Appleby
Height, Weight:
186cm, 80kg
Profile: Disciplined defender who can play on small, medium and key forwards. Very strong in one-on-one contests and is rarely beaten.

61 Port Adelaide - Jackson Edwards
Height, Weight:
185cm, 75kg
Profile: Son of Adelaide's Tyson. Prolific accumulator of the football who averaged 24 disposals through the Under-18 Championships.

62 North Melbourne - Brayden Ainsworth
Height, Weight:
184cm, 79kg
Profile: Overage midfielder who moves effectively through traffic and possesses strong contested ball-winning capabilities.

63 Greater Western Sydney - Lloyd
Meek Height, Weight
: 202cm, 106kg
Profile: Powerful ruckman who plays with a physical edge. Held his own in four VFL opportunities.

64 Fremantle - Scott Jones
Height, Weight:
205cm, 112kg
Profile: 22-year-old ruckman who has in years past struggled with injury. Powerful ruckman who kicked nine goals from 15 WAFL League matches.

65 Essendon - Matthew Day
Height, Weight:
189cm, 79kg
Profile: High volume contested ball-winner with composure in traffic and clean skills. Was a promising junior basketball talent which can be seen in his work in traffic.

66 Hawthorn - Kane Farrell
Height, Weight:
182cm, 74kg
Profile: Classy utility with composure and pace. Damaging, long left foot kick.

67 West Coast - Kyron Hayden
Height, Weight:
186cm, 87kg
Profile: Powerfully built, ball-winning midfielder who plays with aggression. Broke the national combine record for the running vertical jump.

68 Fremantle - Hamish Brayshaw
Height, Weight:
187cm, 88kg
Profile: Overage midfielder and brother of Melbourne's Angus. Hamish is a powerful ball-winning midfielder with the capability to also play forward.

69 Carlton - Ethan Floyd
Height, Weight:
180cm, 71kg
Profile: Speedy outside runner and half-back flanker who takes on the game with his pace. Impressed in the yo-yo test and 2km time trials at the national combine.

70 Hawthorn - Trent Mynott
Height, Weight:
185cm, 75kg
Profile: Speedy, ball-winning midfielder who loves to tackle and works hard both ways.

71 North Melbourne - Nathan Kreuger
Height, Weight:
196cm, 89kg
Profile: Athletic and agile key position player. Raw but promising with fluid movement, cleanness at ground level and powerful contested marking.

72 Fremantle - Hugh Dixon
Height, Weight:
195cm, 90kg
Profile: Unselfish key forward with genuine football smarts. Strong-marking forward who is capable at ground level.

73 Western Bulldogs - Ben Miller
Height, Weight:
196cm, 98kg
Profile: Athletic key forward who starred at the draft combine in the 20m sprint and agility testing. Clean at ground level and plays with composure.

74 Fremantle - Alex Boyse
Height, Weight:
190cm, 85kg
Profile: Athletic, 24-year-old forward with pace who kicked 43 goals from 19 VFL matches. Pushes up the ground and is a strong contested mark.

75 Essendon - Tom North
Height, Weight:
184cm, 84kg
Profile: Ball-winning midfielder who accelerates away from stoppages and is always on the move.

76 North Melbourne - Tristan Xerri
Height, Weight:
201cm, 93kg
Profile: Overage ruckman and key forward. Imposing contested marking presence inside 50m.

77 Adelaide - Dominic Barry
Height, Weight:
183cm, 80kg
Profile: Ex-Demon, now 23 and ready for another opportunity. Outside run is his go with his pace his strength.

78 Richmond - Will Walker
Height, Weight:
187cm, 80kg
Profile: Ball-winning midfielder who is dangerous up forward. Finds ways to hit the scoreboard.