2012 CFL Draft

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  1. iso_55

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    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
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    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.
     
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    Surprised Matt Dunigan wasn't part of the broadcast crew on TSN. He was in the past...
     
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    Pretty happy with Riders draft. The addition of Bamba in the 6th has been tagged as the steal of the draft from Foorde and Naylor.
     
  4. iso_55

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    You are going to like Sam Hurl. For the life of me, I don't understand why Huff would trade down so the Riders could draft him instead of the Stampeders. We may regret that in years to come.
     
  5. Christoph

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    The biggest thing I take away from this draft is the bizarre fact that, in an 8 team league, there are somehow only 7 picks in each of the first two rounds. Did Bounty-Gate make its way north and I wasn't aware of it, or did the Riders lose count again and forget that it was their turn?
     
  6. Rids

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    The supplemental draft swiped 3 picks out of the standard 48.
     
  7. iso_55

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    Rids, why even have supplemental draft? I don't get it.
     
  8. Rids

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    The supplemental draft covers the guys that aren't cleared early enough for the main draft. Players have to be able to prove that they qualify as a non-import and sometimes that process takes longer than others like the 3 last year.

    This year they extended the one deadline by a couple days to allow for Bo Adebayo to qualify otherwise he'd be in the supplemental draft next week that now doesn't need to happen.
     
  9. iso_55

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    I see, thanks. I think it is a good thing that the supplemental draft may not be held. Just muddies the water to me. If a player isn't cleared by draft day, too bad. Let him sign as a FA somewhere.
     
  10. Rids

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    Well the CFL has a fear of free agents and thus the neg list for the imports.

    The Supplemental draft isn't a big deal for the diehard CFL fans but the guys that are borderline like a Ted Laurent last year that didn't even know he was eligible for non-import status or what that meant to his value in the CFL until roughly a month before the deadline it can take time to get that application process done. Finding school records when you're away from home at college would be impossible. My oldest boy will qualify for non-import status but we'd still need to produce school records that are in a box someplace.

    Wayne Smith didn't find out he could be a non-import player for 2 years and then became the #1 pick of the 2004 draft when he should've been in the 2002 draft.
     
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    Why does this remind me of the time Ottawa drafted a dead guy? ;)
     
  12. Rids

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    In Ottawa's defense he was alive when they reviewed him...
     
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    Always a plus when they do that.

    Gets you more accurate readings on a guy's split times that way...:p

    TM
     
  14. iso_55

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    I just think drafting a player in the supplemental draft means a team has to give up a first round pick the next season is ridiculous. If I was a GM I'd think twice about doing that... Really would.
     
  15. Rids

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    Had Poblah been available in the main draft he would've been a first round pick. Same with Ted Laurent had he been available in the main draft he easily would've been a late first/early second round pick. It's more akin to the CFL having 9 picks in the first round of the 2011 draft than it is to giving up a 2012 first round pick.

    In the NFL it looks like Montel Harris will be in the NFL Supplemental Draft after issues with his school (Boston College). Last year Terrell Pryor was in the Supplemental Draft after his Ohio State suspension was issued. For the record there were 6 available for the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft and only Pryor was selected. The others were:

    Torez Jones (DB, Western Carolina)
    Caleb King (RB, Georgia)
    Keenan Mace (DE, Lindenwood
    Mike McAdoo (DE, North Carolina)
    Tracy Wilson (DB, Northern Illinois)
     
  16. iso_55

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    Rids, Oakland picked Tyrelle Pryor. How did that affect them when it came to this year's NFL Draft. Did they lose a first roiund pick because of it? That being said, I don't know if Pryor is that good to ever become an NFL starter. So, if they lost a first round pick in this year's draft because they picked him in the 2011 Supplemental Draft then that is like picking another Jamarcus Russell.
     
  17. Rids

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    No Oakland bid a 3rd round selection. The Supplemental Draft is like an eBay auction. You bid what you think it'll take not necessarily a first round selection. If everything was a first round selection then the first round of this year's CFL draft would've been only 5 picks.
     
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    See, now that makes more sense. In the Stamps case, taking Johnny Forzani in the 2010 Supplemental draft but giving up a first round pick the next year was too much at the time. He was inexperiencd & quit Wasu's football team so he really should have been worth no more than a third round pick instead of a first round pick in 2011 because he was a risk. Sure, he panned out but I think the Stamps got lucky. Last year, did Kito Publah even start for the Bombers?? If these guys can't step in & play then losing a first round pick the following year is too much to give up. I like the NFL system better. Give credit to Huff & Mack for being creative the year following their supplemental picks.
     
  19. Rids

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    iso it's the same system. Teams bid on these players using draft picks as currency. Pryor being a 3rd round Supplemental pick = using a 3rd round pick in the regular draft.
     

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