AFL Phantom Draft: Rounds 1, 2, 3

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The 2018 trade period is over, but clubs can still swap picks ahead of, and during, this year's AFL Draft.

For the first time, the draft will become a two-day event -- to be held on November 22 and 23 -- with live trading of picks available, adding an extra layer of intrigue and excitement.

The order of picks will almost certainly change but as things currently stand, ESPN's AFL draft expert Chris Doerre has reached into his crystal ball to predict the first three rounds of this year's event.

Doerre will update and expand his phantom drafts as the event draws closer.

1. Carlton
Sam Walsh (VIC)

Height, Weight: 183cm, 74kg
Profile: The most highly touted midfielder in the draft class. An elite endurance runner with as advanced a game as any in an inside or outside role.

2. Gold Coast
Jack Lukosius (SA)
Height, Weight:
194cm, 85kg
Profile: The next prototype key forward who covers the ground like Nick Riewoldt, sees the game unfold before it happens and hits impossible targets by foot like no key forward we have seen. A potential generational player.

3. Gold Coast
Izak Rankine (SA)
Height, Weight:
180cm, 76kg
Profile: Possessing comparable talent to ex-Adelaide great Andrew McLeod and Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne, Rankine can turn games like no one else in this draft. A season one-ready forward and midfielder with speed, skill, goal sense and ball-winning capabilities.

4. St Kilda
Max King (VIC)
Height, Weight:
202cm, 86kg
Profile: As difficult to defend inside 50m as any junior key forward in recent years. Kicked eight goals and took nine marks (six contested) in his only game this season before tearing his ACL.

5. Port Adelaide
Ben King (VIC)
Height, Weight:
202cm, 85kg
Profile: Versatile key position player who is a capable marking forward or a key defender who can play both as a stopper and rebounder. He is more versatile and effective up the ground than his twin Max, but the less dominant close to goal.

6. Gold Coast
Connor Rozee (SA)
Height, Weight:
185cm, 71kg
Profile: Athletic utility who is likely begin his career as a pressure forward before pushing up through the midfield. Combines clean skills with aerial ability and ground level prowess.

7. Western Bulldogs
Bailey Smith (VIC)
Height, Weight:
185cm, 82kg
Profile: Arguably the best and most complete midfielder in the draft. Smith is not only a high production midfielder but also offers the best combination of contested ball-winning, reliable kicking and acceleration in this draft.

8. Adelaide
Jye Caldwell (VIC)
Height, Weight:
184cm, 78kg
Profile: Caldwell has had limited exposure with just three TAC Cup matches due to hamstring troubles. He's a powerful ball-winning midfielder with a burst of speed.

9. GWS
Jordan Clark (WA)
Height, Weight:
182cm, 78kg
Profile: Precise kicking half-back flanker who reads the ball in flight and takes intercept marks. Averaged more than 15 disposals and five marks in his five WAFL League performances.

10. Port Adelaide
Chayce Jones (TAS)
Height, Weight:
180cm, 74kg
Profile: A tireless ball-winner and accumulator who runs all day. Has been one of Launceston's best players in six of his seven State League appearances.

11. GWS
Riley Collier-Dawkins (VIC)
Height, Weight:
193cm, 88kg
Profile: First possession winner who gathers the ball on the move and bursts out of stoppages. Possesses rare speed, agility, skills and clean hands for someone of his height.

12. Geelong
Sam Sturt (VIC)
Height, Weight:
188cm, 79kg
Profile: Dangerous medium marking forward who from his first TAC Cup game looked a class above. Possesses arguably the sweetest left foot kick to a target and on goal in this draft.

13. Adelaide
Jackson Hately (SA)
Height, Weight:
190cm, 81kg
Profile: Ready-to-go midfielder who is a consistent performer in the SANFL at League level. Balances contested ball-winning with outside accumulation and run.

14. Fremantle
Zak Butters (VIC)
Height, Weight:
181cm, 70kg
Profile: Shoulder surgery meant Butters missed the second half of the season. Possessing speed, agility and clean skills, he is a high-impact-per-possession midfielder who can push forward.

15. Port Adelaide
Xavier Duursma (VIC)
Height, Weight:
185cm, 71kg
Profile: One of the rare midfielders who plays an inside or outside role to a high standard. A speedy, smooth-moving midfielder with clean skills and ball-winning capabilities.

16. Adelaide
Curtis Taylor (VIC)
Height, Weight:
186cm, 79kg
Profile: Powerful marking forward with clean skills. Just as capable pushing through the midfield and winning his own ball.

17. Richmond
Liam Stocker (VIC)
Height, Weight:
183cm, 83kg
Profile: Prolific contested ball-winner with clean skills who runs all day. Awarded the Morrish Medal for the TAC Cup's best and fairest.

18. Brisbane
Jez McLennan (SA)
Height, Weight:
183cm, 81kg
Profile: A clean-kicking defender and effective intercept mark. Made the under-18 All-Australian team and played five SANFL League matches.

19. GWS
Ian Hill (WA)
Height, Weight: 175cm, 76kg
Profile: Explosive and damaging line-breaker who made a name for himself as an underager during the 2017 Under-18 Championships. One of this year's most exciting with ball in hand.

20. West Coast
Luke Valente (SA)
Height, Weight:
186cm, 80kg
Profile: Prolific ball-winning midfielder with clean skills. South Australian captain and MVP during the Under-18 Championships.

21. Adelaide
Luke Foley (WA)
Height, Weight:
187cm, 75kg
Profile: High production overager known for his speed and endurance. An improved contested ball-winner sees his desirability increase.

22. West Coast
Xavier O'Halloran (VIC)
Height, Weight:
187cm, 83kg
Profile: High-impact-per-possession athletic midfielder. Bursts away from stoppages and possesses clean skills.

23. Melbourne
Bailey Williams (VIC)
Height, Weight:
198cm, 95kg
Profile: Ultra athletic key forward who is difficult to stop when he can jump and fully extend his arms up towards the ball. Through the ruck he leaps so high his torso is often higher than his opponent's shoulders.

24. Gold Coast
Ned McHenry (VIC)
Height, Weight:
176cm, 71kg
Profile: McHenry is this year's premier forward pressure specialist, leading the Under-18 Championships in tackles and pressure acts as a small forward. An elite endurance athlete, McHenry can also push up the wings.

25. GWS
Ely Smith (VIC)
Height, Weight:
188cm, 86kg
Profile: Prolific inside extractor who wins first possession and dishes out by hand. Strong tackler and a surprise Draft Combine star.

26. Sydney *bid on Blakely likely to come 4-10
Nick Blakey (NSW - Sydney Academy)
Height, Weight:
195cm, 80kg
Profile: Has missed a lot of time with a stress reaction in his ankle and a stress fracture in his back in 2017. A rare talent with his athleticism, skills and ground level capabilities, he can play any position.

27. Western Bulldogs *bid on West likely to come 15-30
Rhylee West (VIC - Western Bulldogs father-son)
Height, Weight:
180cm, 80kg
Profile: Ball-winning midfielder with production on the board. Son of Scott, Rhylee is a prolific mid who starred for Vic Metro during the Under-18 Championships.

28. Melbourne
Fraser Turner (TAS)
Height, Weight:
186cm, 75kg
Profile: Outside accumulator who runs all day. A sound decision-maker with clean skills who was a consistent performer for the Allies during the Under-18 Championships.

29. Gold Coast
Jacob Koschitzke (NSW/ACT)
Height, Weight:
196cm, 94kg
Profile: Strong one-on-one key defender who takes powerful marks in defence. Cousin of ex-Saint Jacob Koschitzke.

30. Brisbane
Jacob Kennerley (SA)
Height, Weight:
184cm, 76kg
Profile: Outside accumulator who runs all day. Strong speed and endurance athlete who linked up and provided outside run for South Australia during the Under-18 Championships.

31. Fremantle
Boyd Woodcock (SA)
Height, Weight:
174cm, 68kg
Profile: A standout for North Adelaide during the SANFL League finals, kicking eight goals during the finals including three in the Grand Final. Woodcock is equally capable as a midfielder.

32. Western Bulldogs
James Rowbottom (VIC)
Height, Weight:
185cm, 78kg
Profile: Proficient stoppage player. Strong tackler who wins his own ball and has a burst of speed.

33. Sydney
Tom McKenzie (VIC)
Height, Weight:
184cm, 76kg
Profile: Skilful midfielder and winner of the 20m sprint at the AFL Draft Combine. An improved ball-winner who is versatile enough to push into defence.

34. Essendon
Jack Ross (VIC)
Height, Weight:
186cm, 85kg
Profile: First possession winner at stoppages with the strength and power to burst through tackles. Effective distributor who is clean by hand and foot and displays a solid work rate.

35. Brisbane *bid on McFadyen likely to come 20-40
Connor McFadyen (QLD - Brisbane Academy)
Height, Weight:
190cm, 88kg
Profile: The Allies' most dangerous marking forward and best ball-winning midfielder during the Under-18 Championships. Strong performances on the board during the second half of the season.

36. St Kilda
Zac Foot (VIC)
Height, Weight:
180cm, 71kg
Profile: Lively forward with pace and prowess at ground level. Applies heavy forward pressure and hits the scoreboard.

37. Richmond
Tom Sparrow (SA)
Height, Weight:
182cm, 81kg
Profile: Explosive, aggressive ball-winning midfielder. As courageous and relentless an attacker on the ball as any in the draft.

38. Sydney
Damon Greaves (WA)
Height, Weight:
186cm, 77kg
Profile: Exciting running backman and capable ball user. A consistent performer in the WAFL Colts averaging 23 disposals and only once dropping below 20 disposals from 12 matches.

39. Sydney
Jack Bytel (VIC)
Height, Weight:
188cm, 82kg
Profile: Powerful ball winner who has struggled for much of 2018 with back complaints. One of the most prolific stoppage players in the draft pool.

40. Sydney
Will Hamill (VIC)
Height, Weight:
185cm, 70kg
Profile: Line breaking and prolific marking defender. Starred at the draft combine in the speed, agility, endurance and leaping tests.

41. Collingwood *bid on Quaynor likely to come 10-20
Isaac Quaynor (VIC - Collingwood Next Generation Academy)
Height, Weight:
182cm, 82kg
Profile: Strongly built, ready-made lockdown defender. A powerful ground ball winner who may in time push up through the midfield.

42. North Melbourne *bid on Thomas likely to come 8-20
Tarryn Thomas (TAS - North Melbourne Next Generation Academy)
Height, Weight:
189cm, 73kg
Profile: Exceptional defensively with his tackling and smothering as impressive as any in this draft. A ball winner who hits the scoreboard and uses the ball efficiently.

43. Fremantle
Sydney Stack (WA)
Height, Weight:
177cm, 72kg
Profile: One of this draft's most exciting and impactful players. A prolific ball-winner and tackler who hits the ball at speed and accelerates away.

44. Collingwood *bid on Kelly likely to come 20-40
Will Kelly (VIC - Collingwood father-son)
Height, Weight: 193cm, 83kg
Profile: Athletic key defender who shuts down his opponents. The son of Craig provides run from defence and possesses clean skills.

45. Western Bulldogs
Angus Hanrahan (VIC)
Height, Weight:
182cm, 68kg
Profile: Damaging forward who can push up through the midfield. Hurts the opposition with his kicking and run.

46. St Kilda
Xavier O'Neil (VIC)
Height, Weight:
183cm, 78kg
Profile: Hard working midfielder who is always on the move. O'Neil wins the ball at stoppages and possesses clean skills.

47. North Melbourne *bid on Scott likely to come 20-40
Bailey Scott (QLD - North Melbourne father-son)
Height, Weight:
186cm, 74kg
Profile: Hard working midfield accumulator. An elite endurance athlete, the son of Robert is clean at ground level and an effective ball user.

48. North Melbourne
Marlion Pickett (WA)
Height, Weight:
183cm, 85kg
Profile: A plug and play mature age prospect who can play midfield, back or forward. One of the most damaging players outside the AFL with damaging skills and athleticism.

49. North Melbourne
Mitch Maguire (ACT)
Height, Weight:
175cm, 76kg
Profile: A mature age ball winning midfielder with damaging skills, power and the capacity to hit the scoreboard. Won this year's NEAFL Rising Star.

50. Geelong *bid on Brownless likely to come 30-50
Oscar Brownless (Geelong - father-son)
Height, Weight:
186cm, 76kg
Profile: Son of Bill, Oscar is a well-rounded midfielder. Brownless balances winning the ball with evasion in traffic and impressive endurance.

51. Collingwood
Riley Grundy (SA)
Height, Weight:
195cm, 79kg
Profile: Athletic key defender who is best utilised as a stopper. Younger brother of Collingwood's Brodie.

52. GWS *bid on Briggs likely to come 30-50
Kieran Briggs (NSW - GWS Academy)
Height, Weight:
200cm, 98kg
Profile: Competitive and powerful ruckman who tackles aggressively and is a powerful overhead mark. This year's most promising ruck prospect.

53. Hawthorn
Kyle Reid (VIC)
Height, Weight:
193cm, 85kg
Profile: Athletic key defender who competes well one-on-one. Takes intercept marks and negates his opponent's influence.

54. Melbourne *bid on Bedford likely to come 30-50
Toby Bedford (VIC - Melbourne Next Generation Academy)
Height, Weight:
176cm, 65kg
Profile: Line breaker who often runs the ball 30m at speed before disposing of the ball. Prolific tackler with his application of forward pressure among the best in the draft.

55. North Melbourne
Ben Jarvis (SA)
Height, Weight:
188cm, 77kg
Profile: Athletic, marking medium forward who reads the ball in flight well. Possesses the traits to play at either end of the field.

56. Brisbane
Thomas Berry (VIC)
Height, Weight:
185cm, 76kg
Profile: Explosive ball winning midfielder who plays with a hard edge. Younger brother of Brisbane's Jarrod.

57. Collingwood
Will Golds (VIC)
Height, Weight:
181cm, 68kg
Profile: Hard working outside runner who links up effectively. Stood out at the draft combine in the endurance testing.

58. North Melbourne
Charlie Sprague (VIC)
Height, Weight:
187cm, 79kg
Profile: Medium marking forward who is most dangerous close to goal. Displays a high work rate and football smarts.

The following father-son and academy prospects are likely to attract bids inside the first or second round but were not included inside this phantom draft as their clubs either do not have a pick inside the first or second round, or a bid is expected to come after their selection:

West Coast *bid likely to come 25-50
Jarrod Cameron (WA - West Coast Next Generation Academy)
Height, Weight:
180cm, 69kg
Profile: Lively, forward with speed who applies heavy forward pressure and is dangerous around goal. Younger brother of Brisbane's Charlie.

Hawthorn *bid on Mosquito likely to come 40-60
Irving Mosquito (Hawthorn - Next Generation Academy)
Height, Weight:
175cm, 69kg
Profile: Lively small forward and forward pressure specialist. Quick and does his best work at ground level.

Western Bulldogs *bid on Khamis likely to come 40-60
Buku Khamis (Western Bulldogs - Next Generation Academy)
Height, Weight:
190cm, 81kg
Profile: Springy defender who reads the ball in flight effectively and intercepts across half-back. Khamis is a very reliable kick, maintaining an impressive 81 percent kicking efficiency through the TAC Cup season.