Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CFL Mock Draft 2013

Well here goes nothing...

Round 1
1 – Hamilton – DL Linden Gaydosh: With Gaydosh not getting an NFL offer so far this one becomes a no-brainer for the Ticats.
2 – Winnipeg – LB Mike Edem: Bombers are the toughest 1st round team to predict as this pick could go a lot of ways. Given Edem's versatility in being able to back up Henoc Muamba at LB and likely Cauchy Muamba at safety. My best guess is they go with Edem.
3 – Montreal (via Edm) – OL Matt Sewell: The Als are not in need of Sewell immediately but do need to ensure a future supply of Canadian tackles if they want to continue their much envied all-Canadian OL. Sewell’s NFL will not scare off Popp.
4 – Saskatchewan – DL Ben D’Aguilar: With Ricky Foley starting on DE, the Riders are in need of Cdn depth along the DL. Despite having 2 NFL tryouts lined up, D’Aguilar is worth the risk.
5 – Montreal – WR Seydou Junior-Haidara: With their 2nd first rounder of the day, the Als will address a position of need by taking the top receiving prospect in the draft who has the added bonus of being a local Laval product.
6 – BC – DL Ellie Ngoyi: Lions really want to give 2012 first rounder Jabar Westerman more playing time. That will require a Cdn back-up.  Ngoyi may not be the highest profile DL prospect but Buono has a keen eye for talent and Ngoyi’s immediate availability will entice him to pull the trigger.
7 – Calgary – DL Brent Urban: With no real pressing needs, the Stamps can afford to wait out Urban’s last year of college. 
8 – Toronto – OL Nolan McMillan: The Argos have a history of making high risk picks early on players who they rarely see for a couple years (if ever). McMillan is tremendous prospect at tackle. He has a year left of college but that won’t concern the Argos.
9 – Ottawa – OL Brander Craighead: With the franchise’s first ever pick, they will wisely look to starting stocking the shelves along the OL.

*** Two caveats on Round 1. #1 I know Ed Hervey would like to continue his aggressive streak and trade the Esks up into the 1st round. #2 I think BC would really like to land both an OL and a DL in round 1 (like they did last year). Buono has a history of making moves for multiple first rounders. Montreal and Toronto strike me as the most likely to trade back.

Round 2
10 – Edmonton (via Ham) – OL Brett Jones: The Eskimos OL was beyond abysmal last year so they should look to add the best available OL prospect with their first pick.
11 – Winnipeg – OL Matt Vonk: Given their choice to once again roll with the ever-fragile Buck Pierce, the Bombers will need to build up the line tasked with protecting him.
12 – BC (via Edm) – OL Cory Watman: Depth at the interior of the BC OL is pretty thin so Buono will target a reliable guard in Watman.
13 – Calgary (via Sask) – OL Matt Albright : The Stamps are one of those teams that believe you can never have too many OL. Albright’s stock has been on the rise.
14 – Montreal – OL Hunter Steward: The Als will continue stocking the future OL shelves by taking a promising redshirt junior in Steward.
15 – Hamilton (via Edm via BC) – LB CO Prime: Most teams will want to drop Prime’s stock due his deal with Indy but Hamilton has their shelves stocked from last year’s draftees that didn’t report and can afford to wait on one of the better LB prospects in the draft.
16 – Calgary  – DL John Miniaci: Stamps have a hole to fill with the departure of Bulcke and Miniaci is a good fit. 
17 – Toronto – DL Andy Mulumba: Toronto needs help on the D-line with all their offseason departures. They are willing to risk Mulumba's NFL interests.
18 – Ottawa – DL Connor Williams: After taking an OL in Round 1, the RedBlacks will look to start addressing the other side of the trenches.

Round 3
19 – Hamilton – OL Jakob Piotrowski
20 – Winnipeg – DL Stefan Charles
21 – BC (via Edm) – LB Nicolas Boulay
22 – Saskatchewan – OL Chris Mercer
23 – Montreal – DL Hosan Shahin
24 – Edmonton (via Ham via BC) – WR Yannick Morin-Plante
25 – Calgary  – WR Mike DiCroce 
26 – Toronto – OL Shane Bergman
27 – Ottawa – DL Kalonji Kashama

After round 3 its pretty much a crapshoot, so take this for what its worth

Round 4
28 – Calgary (via Ham) – OL Josh Pinsen
29 – Winnipeg – DB Jermaine Gabriel
30 – Montreal (via Edm) – LB Kyle Norris
31 – Edmonton (via Sask) – WR Steven Alli
32 – Montreal – DB Patrick Chenard
33 – BC – RB Steven Lumbala
34 – Calgary  – WR Natey Adjei
35 – Hamilton (via Tor) – DL Mike Clausen
36 – Ottawa –LB Bo Lokombo

Round 5
37 – Hamilton – DB Tolu Akinwumi
38 – Saskatchewan (via Win) – DB Cameron Wade
39 – Edmonton (via Sask via Edm) – DB Kris Robertson
40 – Edmonton (via Sask) – WR Simon LeMarquand
41 – Montreal – OL Robert Ravenberger
42 – BC – DB Michael Daly
43 – Hamilton (via Cal) – WR Chris Dobko
44 – Toronto – K Brett Lauther

Round 6
45 – Hamilton – DL Jesse Alexandre Bernier
46 – Winnipeg – FB Isaac Bell
47 – Montreal (via Edm) – OL Cam Redl
48 – Calgary (via Edm via Sask) – OL Kevin Croft
49 – Saskatchewan (via Edm via Mtl) – WR Nick Anapolsky
50 – BC – WR Alex Anthony
51 – Edmonton (via Cal) – OL Ryan White
44 – Toronto – LB Kareem Ba


Anonymous said...

ryan white was drafted by Mtl last year...

Rider Prophet said...

You're right. Not sure how he ended up on my list of 2013 prospects but its an error nonetheless.

I'll be doing an updated version later in the week. That will be one of the changes I make

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