Yet Another Look Into the Crystal Ball -- Mock Draft 2.0

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  1. Seeker1

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    ROUND 1
    1. Ottawa RedBlacks — Pierre Lavertu, OL, Laval
    Hard to see RedBlacks going anywhere but offensive line. A centre by trade, Lavertu would flip to guard.
    2. Winnipeg Blue Bombers — Matthias Goossen, OL, Simon Fraser
    Bombers will choose between Goosen and David Foucault. Clan interior lineman may be safer pick.
    3. Edmonton Eskimos — David Foucault, OL, Montreal
    As with RedBlacks, offensive line will be a priority for Chris Jones’ Eskimos. Foucault has the size and lateral quickness to play tackle, but he needs to get stronger.
    4. Montreal Alouettes — Anthony Coombs, RB, Manitoba
    Not sold on Coombs this high, personally, but Als have been inching towards Canuck backfield for a while now. Coombs would give them a change-of-pace option behind 2013 first-round Steven Lumbala and big, bad Jerome Messam.
    5. B.C. Lions — Devon Bailey, WR, St. FX
    Lions have receiver depth, but Bailey may be too good to pass up. Could go DB or DL, as well.
    6. Toronto Argonauts — Quinn Smith, DL, Concordia
    Impressive combine boosted Smith’s stock. Played both ways in university, so he’s a bit of a project. But that means untapped potential, too.
    7. Calgary Stampeders — Evan Gill, DT, Manitoba
    Stamps roster is well-stocked at most spots, so they’ll have the luxury of going best-player-available route. Gill’s motor has been questioned, but his physical tools are top notch.
    8. Saskatchewan Roughriders (from Hamilton) — Andrew Lue, DB, Queen’s
    Didn’t run at combine because of an injury, but rangy 6-foot-2 defensive back is similar in size to departed FS/LB Craig Butler.
    9. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (from Saskatchewan) — David Menard, DL, Montreal
    Good combine showing boosted powerful lineman’s stock. Would eventually provide line depth behind Brian Bulcke.
    ROUND 2
    10. Ottawa RedBlacks — Beau Landry, LB/FS, Western
    Didn’t run as fast as he needed to at combine, posting a 4.71 in the 40. Teams aren’t sure if he’s fluid enough in coverage.
    11. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (from Saskatchewan, via Winnipeg) — Adam Thibault, DB, Laval
    Fastest player in draft is pretty much devoid of football instincts, which muddles his projection.
    12. B.C. Lions (via Edmonton) — Derek Wiggan, DL, Queen’s
    If Lions don’t address D-line in Round 1, they’ll likely do it with one of two second-round picks.
    13. Montreal Alouettes — Dylan Ainsworth, DL, Western
    Ainsworth showed off his impressive speed and agility at the combine and solidified his status as a top 20 pick. Comparable to Stamps’ 2013 second rounder Ben D’Aguilar.
    14. B.C. Lions — Casey Chin, LB, Simon Fraser
    With roster flexibility at a premium, Chin’s long-snapping acumen make him an attractive option.
    15. Toronto Argonauts — Kris Bastien, WR, Concordia
    If they don’t get Bailey in the first round, they might look to restock receiver depth later on in draft. Interesting size at 6-foot-3.
    16. Calgary Stampeders — Kyle Paterson, OL, Regina
    Paterson had to work his way to the main combine through the Edmonton regional combine, but he turned heads in the process, showing good strength and athleticism. The last time the Stamps went to the Regina O-line well, it turned out OK.
    17. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — Max Caron, LB, Concordia
    Near the end of the second round, the lack of depth in this draft class really starts to show. Don’t be surprised if we see some off-the-radar selections.
    18. Saskatchewan Roughriders — Antoine Pruneau, DB, Montreal
    Fast-rising prospect ran second-fastest 40 at CFL Combine and posted a 6.78 in the three-cone drill, which would have placed him in the top 20 at the NFL Combine.
    ROUND 3
    19. Calgary Stampeders (from Ottawa) — Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OL, McGill
    Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel personally attended Duvernay-Tardif’s pro day last month, but it was more because his son, Cole, was there scouting the big tackle for the New York Jets. Still, with three selections in this round, the Stamps will be thinking long-term, even though it looks like LDT will be a late round NFL pick and might never show up. Worth the gamble.
    20. Winnipeg Blue Bombers — Kirby Fletcher, DL, Acadia
    Fletcher could go much higher than this, so the Bombers would be ecstatic to get him at this point in the draft.
    21. Edmonton Eskimos — Terry Hart, OL, St. FX
    The Esks don’t have a second rounder thanks to the Mike Reilly trade. They’ll likely be looking to get at least a couple of O-lineman in this draft.
    22. Montreal Alouettes — Eric Black, DB, Saint Mary’s
    They’d probably like an offensive lineman, but I’m not sure there’s value at that spot here. Black’s slow combine times are noteworthy.
    23. Ottawa RedBlacks (from Calgary, via BC) — Johnny Mark, K, Calgary
    Has positioned himself as the top kicker in the draft, coming a long way in the last couple of years. Rick Campbell knows the importance of finding a reliable boot-man.
    24. Calgary Stampeders (from Winnipeg, via Toronto) — Jesse Briggs, LB, McGill
    Special-teams value. Special-teams value. Special-teams value. The Stamps will be searching for it with three third-round picks.
    25. Calgary Stampeders — Josh Burns, DB, Windsor
    Add another name to the free-safety mix, as the Stamps search for their long-term answer in the middle of the secondary.
    26. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (from Calgary, via Hamilton) — Kit Hillis, WR, Saskatchewan
    Bombers might want to continue to fortify trenches, but Hillis is likely a top 30 selection.
    27. B.C. Lions (from Saskatchewan) — Tore Corrado, WR, Simon Fraser
    The Lions missed out on Brad Erdos and Adam Berger in 2012, and this scenario sees them taking two members of the Clan. Corrado’s speed is intriguing, but he’s raw. Really raw.
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    News and Notes
    • Lowell Ullrich, of the Vancouver Province, reports that D-lineman, Jabar Westerman (whom John Hufnagel coveted during the 2012 CFL Draft) has declined extending his contract. Stampeder bound to follow his Defensive Coordinator to Calgary?
     
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    Overall it's a good mock draft. The last 3 guys are likely too early as 3rd round picks.

    Josh Burns is a solid DB with great speed but not sure he's a good enough safety to go in the 3rd round.

    Kit Hillis is top 30 talent but not top 30 size. So many talented CIS receivers can't overcome their lack of height in making that jump to the CFL.

    Tore Carrado is a very talented kick returner but the CFL generally doesn't line their non imports up as kick returners. They tend to use a DI spot there.

    Also I think Johnny Mark goes earlier than that. Last year it took until the 7th round for a kicker to go but this year I think the 3 key ones are gone by the end of the 5th. Just my impression. Johnny Mark is a good pick to be the first kicker off the board - Maybe Toronto at 15?
     
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