Okay, so here we go with the 2012 CFL Draft. First Round: 1) Saskatchewan Roughriders: Okay, so it is official... The Riders take Ben Heenan, OL, Univ of Saskatchewan. The consensus first overall pick in this year's draft. Looks to be the replacement for retired Guard Gene Makowsky. 2) BC Lions in a trade from Edmonton: Lions take Jabar Westerman, DL, Eastern Michigan. Looked upon to truly be the best player in the draft. Surprising that Edmonton would move down to #4 considering that they got the 2nd pick in the draft in the unpopular trade that sent qb Ricky Ray to the Argos. Can't see Eskimo fans being happy with this move as it doesn't make a lot of sense. 3) Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a trade from the Hamilton Tiger Cats: The Bombers select Tyson Pencer, OL, Washington State. Six foot 7, 330 lbs. Off the table draft pick. Remains to be seen if this guy can eventually start. With the Bombers, there were players available who might have been able to come in & be impactful now. This pick reminds me of their selection of receiver Jade Etienne last year. Truly a selection for the future. 4) Edmonton Eskimos in a trade with the BC Lions select Ausin Pasztor, OL, Univ of Virginia: At this stage in his career he appears to be ready to step in & play NOW unlike Winnipeg's pick of Tyson Pencer. However, Pasztor signed as a FA with the Minnesota Vikings. Risky pick as he may never play in the CFL. 5) Calgary Stampeders pick DL Ameet Paul, DL, Wofford University. Pass rush specialist off the 5 or 6 technique. Can play Special Teams. With the Stamps having the worst sack record (27) last year, along with Corey Mace & Brian Bulcke, our DL depth at Canadian has definetly been strengthened. 6) Edmonton Eskimos select Shammawd Chambers, Rec, Wilfred Laurier. Another risky pick as he has a FA tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles. Big, athletic receiver with a 38 inch vertical jump. Fastest 40 time at E Camp. 7) BC Lions take Kirby Fabien, OL, University of Calgary. Still has 2 years of eligibility to play in the CIS. Looks to be a "futures" pick for the Lions but ultimately seen as a tackle in the CFL. Second Round: 8) Hamilton Tiger Cats pick Courtney Stephen, DB, Northern Illinois. Considered to be the best defensive back in the draft. Definetly a futures pick as he will be returning to the NCAA this season. 9) Toronto Argonauts select Cleyon Lang, DL, Iowa State. Inside rusher at the 1 or 3 technique. May be converted to the OL. 10) Hamilton Tiger Cats take Frederic Plesius, LB, Laval. Big, strong & fast linebacker at 245 lbs. Is he going to slim down to play linebacker with the Ti Cats or will he bulk up & play DE? Should be able to find a place to play on ST to start. Best player available this deep in the draft. 11) Montreal Alouettes select Patrick Lavoie, Fullback, Laval. Strong blocker. Very good ST player. Will be used as a fb & at tight end in certain situations. 12) Saskatchewan in a trade with Calgary take Sam Hurl, LB, University of Calgary. One of the top linebackers in the CIS. Ability to cover running backs out of the backfield. Can play lber or defensive back as well as special teams. 13) Hamilton Tiger Cats take Carson Rockhill, OL, University of Calgary. Future pick for the Cats. He will provide depth on the offensive line. 14) Edmonton Eskimos from a trade with BC Lions select Justin Capicciotti, DL, Simon Fraser University. Can come in with the Esks & be an impact ST player. Has to improve his pass rush technique but is a solid run stopper. Is projected to be a rotational DL player down the road in the future. End of Second Round [hr] Do not understand why the Stamps made the trade with the Riders to move down so that they could take Sam Hurl. To me, that made no sense at all as we made a divisional rival get stronger.