Espo

Well...  After today we've got 4 picks in the first 15 and 5 in the first 20.

(2,10 (ZC),11,15 (chick),20) 

Current draft rankings  (from someone i suppose)  here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_CFL_Draft

Any CIS/NCAA fans out there have a wishlist?  


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blackandgld

I believe we Pick 2, 10,11, 15, 20, 28, 56, 62 and 66.
Grover had posted an awesome draft eligible player ranking previously that i couldn't locate. It showed if i remember correctly an abnormal amount of local talent available at the top of the draft.

ExPat

It's great to have so many draft picks, but I would have to assume that we are willing to trade some of them for proven players.  There's only so many Cdn rookies we can absorb in a single season.  But we have gaps in other areas where veterans would help us immediately.

ottawacat

It's great to have so many draft picks, but I would have to assume that we are willing to trade some of them for proven players.  There's only so many Cdn rookies we can absorb in a single season.  But we have gaps in other areas where veterans would help us immediately.
A good interview, by Rick Zamperin, with Kent Austin, might suggest the opposite, at least the way I hear it.  At the 1:45 mark, Kent talks of "now holding 4 of the top 15 picks in the May draft and possibly more."  What are the likely ways they could "possibly get more top 15 picks?"  

1) Trade the rights to Manziel, this week, or sign him this week and trade him, with that contract, later.

2) Trade some number of the 5 later (#'s 20 thru 66) round picks they hold for another single pick in the top 15?

Other than those two scenarios, I can't imagine who the Cats might trade that would bring them another top 15 pick.

I also must say I was impressed with Austin's positive, informative, tone and demeanour in handling Zamperin's questions, while sounding like a traditional "GM" rather than a coach.

https://omny.fm/shows/bill-kelly-show/ti-cats-fans-are-angry-after-team-traded-qb-zach-c

of course

When CHTV interviewed Austin about the draft a few days ago, he said they would use their picks to build up Canadian depth at a few key positions.  Would those positions would be OL, DL, receiver and DB? What do you think?

Also, does anyone know if there are any potential immediate starters available in the top 12 picks?  Specifically, an OL who can start at tackle for us? 

Grover

I believe we Pick 2, 10,11, 15, 20, 28, 56, 62 and 66.
Grover had posted an awesome draft eligible player ranking previously that i couldn't locate. It showed if i remember correctly an abnormal amount of local talent available at the top of the draft.
We pick 5 out of this group
The latest December rankings(#'s in brackets were from September rankings)
WINTER SCOUTING BUREAU RANKINGS
RankNamePositionSchoolHometown
1 (1)David KnevelOLNebraskaBrampton, Ont.
2 (2)Trey RutherfordOLConnecticutMarkham, Ont.
3 (3)Ryan HunterOLBowling GreenNorth Bay, Ont.
4 (6)Peter GodberOLRiceToronto
5 (10)Julien LaurentDLGeorgia StateToronto
6 (4)Godfrey OnyekaDBLaurierBrampton, Ont.
7 (12)Rashaun SimoniseRECCalgary/OkanaganVancouver, B.C.
8 (9)Regis CibasuRECMontrealKinshasa, Congo
9 (5)Darius CiracoOLCalgaryBurlington, Ont.
10 (-)Mark ChapmanRECCentral MichiganPort Huron, Mich.
11 (14)Dakoda ShepleyOLUBCWindsor, Ont.
12 (-)Mark KorteOLAlbertaSpruce Grove, Alta.
13 (19)Jackson BennettDBOttawaCumberland, Ont.
14 (8)Kene OnyekaDLCarletonBrampton, Ont.
15 (13)Andrew PickettOLGuelphKitchener, Ont.
16 (15)Alex TaylorRBWesternWinnipeg, Man.
17 (20)Nelkas KwemoLBQueen’sMontreal, Que.
18 (16)Ryan SceviourOLCalgaryCalgary, Alta.
19 (11)Chris AmoahRBLavalMontreal, Que.
20 (-)David BrownOLWesternLondon, Ont.

https://www.cfl.ca/2017/12/13/knevel-stays-top-december-scouting-bureau-rankings/

Thanks to @Doc_Dave for sig

Grover

New Canadian Mark Chapman chipping way up CFL draft boards
Posted on March 17, 2018 by Justin Dunk

Mark Chapman had all 32 NFL and three CFL teams at his Central Michigan pro day and the receiver could be one of the top picks in this year’s draft.
The Alouettes, Ticats and Riders sent scouts to watch Chapman work out in Mount Pleasant, MI. Chapman was timed in the 4.50-4.60 range in the 40, short shuttle 4.30, three-cone 7.07, 60-yard shuttle 11.64, leapt 35.5 inches on the vertical, 10-foot, six-inch broad jump and pumped out 14 reps of 225 pounds on the bench.
Chapman went through the process of getting paperwork in order last fall – his mom was born in Canada – and now has dual citizenship, meaning he can play in the CFL as a national. That designation and Chapman’s talent could move him into first-round territory in the CFL draft.
“Productive, good route runner who separates on film,” one CFL scout said. “He has the potential to be the best receiver in the 2018 class.”
“Chapman plays fast on film and keeps his top end speed throughout games,” another personnel man added.
Chapman led Central Michigan University with 59 receptions and 875 yards while reaching the end zone five times in 13 games during his senior season.
More here
http://3downnation.com/2018/03/17/new-canadian-mark-chapman-chipping-way-up-cfl-draft-boards/

HfxTC

It's great to have so many draft picks, but I would have to assume that we are willing to trade some of them for proven players.  There's only so many Cdn rookies we can absorb in a single season.  But we have gaps in other areas where veterans would help us immediately.
Hamilton is in a nice situation but the CFL draft is tricky. Hamilton has to draft at least half of these picks  as "futures." Most of the time these guys never end up playing in the CFL or get here after a serious injury or sitting for years.

Also first rounders have been demanding six figure salaries the last few years. No team can spend 400k on draft pick.
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of course

It's great to have so many draft picks, but I would have to assume that we are willing to trade some of them for proven players.  There's only so many Cdn rookies we can absorb in a single season.  But we have gaps in other areas where veterans would help us immediately.
Hamilton is in a nice situation but the CFL draft is tricky. Hamilton has to draft at least half of these picks  as "futures." Most of the time these guys never end up playing in the CFL or get here after a serious injury or sitting for years.

Also first rounders have been demanding six figure salaries the last few years. No team can spend 400k on draft pick.
HfxTC, that is a good assessment of Hamilton's situation, and some of the potential maneuvering they may be faced with.

I can't see the Ticats trading down for more picks, but I can see them perhaps trading a high pick for a player with some experience, but not making huge coin, who they wanted (but missed out on) back when that player was originally drafted, and who will probably end up coming to Hamilton eventually when they become a free agent next year.  I think this may very well happen at the draft with Danny Vandervoort (current receiver, BC Lions; former receiver, McMaster).

And while some first round picks have demanded big bucks after a team has offered them x number of dollars and they verbally accepted that (basically going back on their word, and stabbing that team in the back), I think if a team does their homework on a player's character, that won't happen.  For example, when the Ticats traded up to land Revenberg, no stories came out about him demanding to be overpaid just because Hamilton obviously coveted him.



bobo82

New Canadian Mark Chapman chipping way up CFL draft boards
Posted on March 17, 2018 by Justin Dunk

Mark Chapman had all 32 NFL and three CFL teams at his Central Michigan pro day and the receiver could be one of the top picks in this year’s draft.
The Alouettes, Ticats and Riders sent scouts to watch Chapman work out in Mount Pleasant, MI. Chapman was timed in the 4.50-4.60 range in the 40, short shuttle 4.30, three-cone 7.07, 60-yard shuttle 11.64, leapt 35.5 inches on the vertical, 10-foot, six-inch broad jump and pumped out 14 reps of 225 pounds on the bench.
Chapman went through the process of getting paperwork in order last fall – his mom was born in Canada – and now has dual citizenship, meaning he can play in the CFL as a national. That designation and Chapman’s talent could move him into first-round territory in the CFL draft.
“Productive, good route runner who separates on film,” one CFL scout said. “He has the potential to be the best receiver in the 2018 class.”
“Chapman plays fast on film and keeps his top end speed throughout games,” another personnel man added.
Chapman led Central Michigan University with 59 receptions and 875 yards while reaching the end zone five times in 13 games during his senior season.
More here
http://3downnation.com/2018/03/17/new-canadian-mark-chapman-chipping-way-up-cfl-draft-boards/
Although these things are rarely accurate and usually not even close to panning out to what does happen nevertheless here is the first of what will most likely be several mock drafts that will be prognosticated before the actual draft takes place . Take it for what it's worth  , Marshall Ferguson is predicting that the Cats will be drafting Mark Chapman with their first pick (2nd over-all) in this years draft .

Just as a side note I sure hope that his parents didn't give him David as his 2nd name . :o

So anyways according to this Mock Draft this is who Ferguson is predicting we'll draft with our first five picks :

Round 1 (2nd pick) Mark Chapman - wr
Round 2 (10th pick) Ryan Hunter - ol
Round 2 (11th pick) Nelkas Kwemo - lb
Round 2 (15th pick) Sean Harrington - lb
Round 3 (20th pick) Alex Taylor -rb

Here is his entire Mock Draft for the first three rounds :

https://www.cfl.ca/2018/03/15/mock-1-0-will-alouettes-take-first/
15 GREY CUPS for HAMILTON BASED TEAMS
12,13,15,28,29,32,43,53,57,63,65,67,72,86,99

blackandgld

I can see us bundling 2 of 10, 11, 15 to move up to select 
GODFREY ONYEKA

Grover

This is where Austin, Tillman, Shaun Burke and especially Dir.of Can. Scouting Drew Allemang really earn their $$$

bobo82

This Chapman seems to have an almost identical granite like build in stature as another former wide receiver draftee we had name of Sam Giguere . I'm hoping that we can draft and hopefully sign this guy .

 With the status of Fantuz unknown the ONLY Canadian receiver we have right now on the roster that is halfway decent is Chambers . As for the rest of the them ? Aprile ? Jones ? well as the saying goes....if you can't say something nice about somebody then the less said the better . As for the other 3 Canucks listed on the roster ? Lussier is only heading into his 2nd season with the club and was rarely(if at all) used last year and Scarfone and Haynes (especially) are both unproven raw rookies (although Scarfone did attend TC last year before heading back to school for his final season). No doubt about it on the subject if there is one area where we definitely and desperately need an upgrade on this team its at the Canadian WR position .  


Onemoredork

"Obie botched the draft" threads seem so long ago.

letsgoticats

"Obie botched the draft" threads seem so long ago.
10 years.  Time flies.  
 


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