Top 10 Prospects to watch for in 2014 CFL Draft

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  1. Seeker1

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    1) Laurent Duvernay-Tardif – 6’5, 280 Ibs - McGill – OL

    Scouts take: “Physically he is very impressive and had a very good showing at East West. He looks like a CFL offensive linemen right now. He plays tackle in the CIS, I don’t know if he can in the CFL, but he at least has a background playing the tackle position.”

    “Big tackle, good feet, athletic, got better as the week progressed. He stood out amongst all of the offensive linemen. He definitely has all the intangibles. He’d definitely have to play inside in the CFL, but you could see him when he was working through the drills that he has the ability to do that. We’ll see how he develops during the year. He’s going to be in the conversation for the number one overall selection, I think he’s a first round pick for sure. I would put him somewhere between a Ben Heenan and a Matt Sewell, kind of like a hybrid between those two because he’s big enough. He resembles a high offensive line pick.”

    2) David Foucault – 6’4, 313 Ibs – Montreal - OL

    Scouts take: “He’s humongous, just a gigantic man and on sheer size he can play in the CFL.”

    “He is ginormous. He’s a former defensive lineman and is still learning how to play offensive line - has a very high ceiling. His technique is a bit raw. The kid is huge, strong and has a big old prototypical guard type look to him. He’s as wide as he is tall. Very strong and has a good anchor to him. He’s pretty athletic, moves well and bends and sits well in his stance.”

    3) Adam Thibault - 5’11, 197 Ibs - Laval – DB

    Scouts take: “Came out of nowhere. Totally unknown going into this year, but his physical presence, testing numbers and play at East West got him noticed. It will be very interesting to see how it goes with him during the 2013 season actually getting to play at Laval. He played receiver for three years and they just moved him over to defensive back during spring camp.”

    4) Pierre Lavertu – 6’1, 298 Ibs – Laval – OL

    Scouts take: “He plays with a mean streak. He’s tough and technically is a sound football player. Lavertu projects as a centre.”

    “He looks like he’s ready.”

    5) Devon Bailey – 6’3, 190 Ibs – St. Francis Xavier – REC Scouts take: “Great frame, great body control for a kid his size and has enough speed. He probably needs to work on his quickness a bit, but he caught everything all week. He knows how to get open and high points the ball. He’s got a little bit of work that he needs to do running routes, but he looks like Akeem Foster did when he was at the East West Bowl. He’s going to be at the top of the draft board for receivers.”

    6) Andrew Lue – 6’1, 211 Ibs - Queen’s – DB

    Scouts take: “Long, athletic kid. He’s tough and looks like a CFL free safety - physically impressive looking. He looks like what you would want a CFL free safety to look like. He’s long, athletic and he’s a pretty tough kid. He’s a corner so that’s the problem, does it translate? He doesn’t play the position in the CIS that CFL teams are going to want him to play.”

    7) Aaron Picton – 6’2, 284 Ibs - Regina – OL

    Scouts take: “Picton’s pretty interesting. He was playing right tackle last season for Regina and he jumped out as a kid that has some athleticism and moves well. He’s on the upswing for sure. I think he’ll start to fill out a little bit. Another year added I think he should be that much more prepared for the CFL.”

    8) Dylan Ainsworth – 6’3, 232 Ibs – Western – DL Scouts take: “He’s just so athletic. He’s lighter than Ben D’Aguilar, but that’s not a bad comparison. Ainsworth is a better football player, but D’Aguilar might be a better all around athlete and D’Aguilar was drafted in the second round.

    9) Matt Uren – 5’10, 192 Ibs – Western – REC

    Scouts take: “Very quick, he’s just undersized and doesn’t look like your prototypical CFL receiver. He’s a very productive football player. Needs to continue to build on what he did last year – just be the best football player on the field. He was like that at points last year where he was almost unstoppable. At some point it’s just about the prospect being so good and CFL teams will figure out what to do with him. Western does all kinds of different things to get him the ball.”

    10) Beau Landry – 5’11, 205 lbs – Western – LB

    Scouts take: “He has instincts, is a good hitter, you can tell he likes to hit and has a nose for the ball. He didn’t run that well in the 40, but if he has a good year he’ll be a guy that teams are looking at because of his body type and special teams potential.”

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    3 things about this list -

    #1 was it the same group that compiles the Scouting Bureau?
    #2 where is Max Caron?
    #3 CanWest has had the most players drafted in the first round for the last 3 years. Only 1 in the CIS top ten?
     
  3. Flash

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    Did Max Caron play badly at the East West game?
     
  4. ArgoCister

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    Max Caron played well for the East team.
    http://english.cis-sic.ca/eastwestbowl/2013/fball/releases/recap

    According to JDunk [email protected]_wpg Max Caron is a 2014er. He's been productive in the #CIS, but needs to get faster. Certainly on #CFL radars, just not top 10.

    Just personal preferences of the scouts he talked to.

    Next year will be a bizarre draft .... First only the seniors from the NCAA will be in the draft ... Does that mean the numbers will be down for NCAA draftees?
    .... And secondly, the NFL draft is switching to mid May.
     
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    Caron should be in the top ten CIS players eligible for the draft. A previous President's Trophy winner and has been making an impact since 2010.
     
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    Interesting comment

     

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