With this years AFL national and rookie drafts over, attention turns to the 2017 crop. Who will be next years Andrew McGrath, Tim Taranto or Hugh McCluggage?ESPN.com.au AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre - aka Knightmare - may have the answers.He has assessed the best talents for next year, whittling down the names to just 20 standout performers.His list is in alphabetical order.KNIGHTMARES TOP 20 DRAFT PROSPECTS FOR 2017Connor Ballenden Part of the Brisbane Academy, the 198cm, 95kg, Ballenden is among 2017s most promising talls. He is a strong contested mark in the forward 50m, attacks the ball in flight, hits the scoreboard and is also an effective tap ruckman. His 15 disposals, nine marks (three contested) and five goals against Tasmania during division two of the AFL Under-18 Championships is just a small glimpse into what Ballenden can do.Noah Balta Freakishly athletic key forward, at 193cm, 88kg, who breaks the lines like a small or medium size running specialist. He possesses rare speed, leap and some Lance Buddy Franklin-like traits. Balta kicked 18 goals from his eight TAC Cup games and with continued improvement has the scope to be as good as anyone in the 2017 draft class.Jarrod Brander It is to be determined whether the 195cm, 83kg, Jarrod Brander will remain part of GWS Academy. He is regarded as one of 2017s premier key forward prospects with a combination of speed, agility and strong hands overhead. From his four TAC Cup games in 2016 he averaged a very promising 2.5 goals and 6.5 marks per game.Callum Coleman-Jones Coleman-Jones is the most physically advanced of the talls from the 2017 draft class at 199cm, 98kg. He is proficient as a tap ruckman who plays with a physical edge and uses his size effectively. He is a dominant contested-marking force who reads the ball in flight as well as any of next years ruckman, taking powerful contested marks inside the forward 50m. Coleman-Jones also hits the scoreboard and pushes into the back half for intercept marks. His 10 contested marks from four AFL Under-18 Championships games shows what a contested marking force he already is.Hunter Clark Clean kick on both his left and right, Clark plays predominantly as an outside player, running off half-back and pushing up onto the wings. Clark, 186cm, 79kg, possesses pace, moving easily through traffic and displaying a high leap and strong hands overhead. While best suited to playing on the outside, Clark does not shirk the issue when it is his time to go, winning the contested ball and laying tackles.Oscar Clavarino Clavarino as a key defender plays an accountable style of game, shutting down his direct opponent and demonstrating impressive strength in the one-on-one contests. At 194cm, 80kg, Clavarino was arguably one of the best shutdown key defenders in the TAC Cup in 2016 for and also played all four games for Vic Country during this years AFL Under-18 Championships.Luke Davies-Uniacke The midfielder and forward only played two TAC Cup games and one Under-18 Championship match this season, but at 187cm, 86kg, he is a name to listen out for in 2017. Davies-Uniacke has pace, skill, size, strength overhead and ability to hit the scoreboard, traits that will surely have clubs drooling.Jackson Edwards The son of Adelaides Tyson, Jackson Edwards is eligible as a possible father-son choice. Edwards, 184cm, 73kg, has the production behind him in the SANFL Under-18s and Reserves. He is a left-footed midfielder displaying class, using the ball cleanly on both feet, providing run and winning his own ball through the midfield.Darcy Fogarty A dynamic goal kicker, Darcy Fogarty kicked seven goals from three AFL Under-18 Championships games. The 190cm, 86kg, Fogarty is equally adept through the midfield with impressive contested possession and clearance numbers through the SANFL Under-18s, suggesting potential as a rotating midfielder/forward.Joel Garner One of the prime ball users of the 2017 draft class, Garner, 184cm, 78kg, is a classy kick with the versatility to play on a forward or back flank or through the midfield. He is a strong, athletic mark overhead and a damaging player who is expected to play a more prominent role for Eastern in 2017 through the midfield.Stephen Giro With disposal numbers exceeding any other midfielder in the 2017 draft class, Giro has been outstanding through the SANFL Under-s during the first half of the season with countless 30+ and 40+ disposal games. He has also adjusted seamlessly to Reserves football, placing in the bests in six of his eight games. At 177cm, 70kg, Giro has the capacity to play inside or outside, using the ball cleanly and moving through traffic easily.Sam Hayes The only player during the AFL Under-18 Championships to be awarded All-Australian as a bottom ager was the 200cm, 90kg, Sam Hayes. He has proven effective both as a ruckman and key forward - Hayes is arguably the most advanced tap ruckman from the 2017 draft class and is also a strong contested mark around the ground and forward of centre. He averaged one contested mark per game this season in the TAC Cup, attacking the ball in flight and holding his position in body-on-body contests.Isaac Hewson Inside midfielder already playing Reserves for Norwood in the SANFL. At 183cm, 79kg, Hewson is a stoppage specialist who wins high contested possession and clearance numbers. His game is very advanced game for his age and is one of the more ready-to-play midfielders among this group.Jack Higgins Arguably the most advanced player in this draft class with several games of 30 or more disposals in the TAC Cup, also kicking 19 goals from his 10 games. At 176cm, 73kg, Higgins is a classy ball user who wins his share of the contested ball through the midfield. He is also a natural crumber who keeps his feet, draws high free kicks and finishes effectively around goal.Lochie OBrien Finding a lot of the ball and doing his best work on the outside, Lochie OBrien at 184cm, 74kg is an outside runner who evades tackles, uses the ball cleanly on his left foot, is strong overhead and in one-on-one contests. OBrien averaged 24 disposals per game through his five TAC Cup contests and has also showed proficiency winning the contested ball.Lachlan Pascoe Physically already a very mature half-back flanker at 189cm, 94kg and averaging 18 disposals, five marks and five rebound 50s from his three SANFL League games, Pascoe is among the most advanced players. He provides run off half-back, takes marks one-on-one, is a penetrating kick who hits his targets and is also a genuine goalkicking threat when he pushes forward.Ethan Penrith The 179cm, 74kg outside line breaker takes on the game at every opportunity, dodging and weaving past opposition players effortlessly. His skills are silky, using the ball efficiently and impacting the game heavily with each possession. For someone who does his best work on the outside, Penrith displays an aggression uncommon in line breakers, bumping opposition players with force, tackling and winning the contested ball.Cameron Rayner Strong contested-marking, 185cm, 84kg, forward who kicked 17 goals from eight TAC Cup games, leading Western Jets goalkicking and also taking 12 contested marks. Rayner has a classy look to him, avoiding tackles, hitting targets and finishing on goal from outside 50m.Jaidyn Stephenson Came onto the radar in 2015 with a dynamic finals series for Eastern Rangers. Stephenson confirmed his reputation as a big game player, giving eventual premier Sandringham a scare during the first round of the TAC Cup finals kicking four important goals. Stephenson is an athletic forward at 188cm, 76kg who is freakish at ground level and is a high leaper who does his best work close to goal.James Worpel Big-bodied midfielder already at 185cm, 82kg who thrives on the contested side of the game. 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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Trace McSorley is getting comfortable with his newfound obligations and perks as Penn States starting quarterback.He enjoys helping organize extra film sessions on Mondays and is on time for his calls and meetings with reporters on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Hes quiet and unassuming when strangers recognize him on campus. Bringing a similar disposition to practice, his calm, calculated approach helps puts his teammates at ease.Trace is playing like a guy that probably is a second-year starter, Penn State coach James Franklin said. Not necessarily in just all his numbers and stats but just his demeanor. Its really good.McSorleys comfort level is noticeable on the field, especially in the second half when his teams trailed and opponents have stacked the box to stop Saquon Barkley.Nearly 60 percent of his total yards have come over the final two quarters and hes thrown or ran for five of his eight touchdowns in that span. His unshakeable attitude could come in handy against Maryland (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) on Saturday, as the two teams have traded the lead 11 times in games that went down to the wire each of the last two years.Hes a winner, tight end Mike Gesicki said.McSorley went 55-5 at Briar Woods High School in Virginia, where he led a comeback in his first game as a freshman. He led late rallies against Georgia in Penn States bowl game last season and against Pitt earlier this year with Penn State facing a 14-point halftime deficit both times. Both came up short, unlike McSorleys latest attempt when Penn State trailed Minnesota on Saturday.With less than a minute left and no timeouts, McSorley scrambled for 26 yards before slipping out of bounds to set up the tying kick. The run shouldnt overshadow a preceding third-down throw when McSorley retreated from a blitzer running free up the middle and threw off his back foot to Chris Godwin for a 20-yard pickup. All this after he consistently stepped up to avoid outside pressures when he racked up 159 of the teaams 190 third-quarter yards on three deep balls.ddddddddddddThis improving pocket presence is helping McSorley find his groove as a passer as teams continue to stack the box to halt Penn States running game.You see the coverage, but you feel the rush around you, McSorley said. Youre not looking at the rush. You feel where you need to move and slide to get away from the pass rush but still be able to keep your eyes downfield to make a throw.McSorley learned to sense pressure early.As a freshman, he emerged as the only option behind Christian Hackenberg after a handful of other quarterbacks left the program. Franklin hinted then hed burn McSorleys redshirt year if Hackenberg -- who absorbed 82 of 103 career sacks in the two-year span McSorley backed him up -- got hurt. The beating Hackenberg took, coupled with the fact that McSorley often led the second-string offense against the top defense in practice, forced him to prepare like he could be called on at any minute and gave him quality reps against a top pass-rushing unit.He was thrust into that backup role right away, Franklin said. And after that, year two, you started to see that the team and the players and he and the coaches had confidence; that if something did go wrong, he could go in.With McSorley averaging 256 passing yards per game, defensive coordinators are finding it less tenable to sell out out to stop Penn States running game.McSorley believes hell have more chances to exploit defenses if they keep throwing most of their resources at Barkley. Hell have more options against Maryland, too. Deep-threat receiver Saeed Blacknall is expected to return from a hand injury that forced him out of the last four games.More importantly, McSorley has confidence he can hit anyone down the field.If they decide to do that, we need to beat them over the top, beat them in the pass game, McSorley said. ' ' '