Grover

It sure seems like Kavis Reed has his eyes on Chapman at #1 overall.
Thats fine, Godfrey Onyeka at #2 would be an awesome pick and then a REC at #10 or #11

No matter what, by all accounts, this is a very strong draft year and with 5 picks in the top 20 we are situated in a great position!!

TiCats have picks #2, #10, #11, #15, #20 & #28.

http://3downnation.com/2018/03/26/als-gm-kavis-reed-will-consider-trade-offers-for-the-no-1-pick/

Reed has been on the road lately, travelling to Central Michigan and Bowling Green for the pro days of top Canadian prospects, most notably receiver Mark Chapman and offensive lineman Ryan Hunter.

Chapman doubled down on impressing Reed. The Chippewas leading pass catcher in 2017 during his senior season with 59 receptions and 875 yards while reaching the end zone five times put on a show at the University of Winnipeg Sunday.

He had an extremely, extremely good pro day. We expected him to do well,” Reed said. “He’s polished as a route runner, confident in his hands, he tracks the ball exceptionally well, very explosive individual. He’s making a very strong case for himself. Everyone that we’ve spoken to – met his mom and dad – there’s just a tremendous pedigree there and tremendous young man. As he’s described himself an old spirit, the maturity is there.”
Chapman was uncoverable in one-on-ones and he knows bilingual skills could benefit him if he went to La Belle Province.

Thanks to @Doc_Dave for sig

Grover

Another Hamilton native other than Petermann that had a good combine is DB Isaiah Guzylak-Messam from Wilfrid Laurier.

DB Isaiah Guzylak-Messam, Wilfrid Laurier
Running a great 40-yard dash (4.60) and showing well in the one-on-ones, Guzylak-Messam showed scouts that he has to potential to be a starting safety in the CFL. The only thing that may prevent Guzylak-Messam from rising more is the overall quality of this year’s class of defensive backs, which many scouts consider the deepest in years.

6' 2", 205 lbs, went to Sir Allan MacNab, played for the Hamilton Hurricanes

http://3downnation.com/2018/03/25/stock-options-risers-fallers-cfl-combine/


It's all up to these guys now

Grover

Love these picks from this mock draft!

The post-combine 2018 CFL mock draft
http://3downnation.com/2018/03/30/post-combine-2018-cfl-mock-draft/

2. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — DB Godrey Onyeka, Wilfrid Laurier
The Ticats add a national defensive back who closely resembles former second-round pick Courtney Stephen in frame (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) and ability to play safety, cornerback, and special teams. The Ticats need to add to the offensive line, but the club’s insane number of selections (five in the draft’s first 20) will allow them to address that need later on.

10. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — REC Daniel Petermann, McMaster
The Ticats missed out on McMaster’s Danny Vandervoort one year ago and they won’t let another local pass catcher get away. Petermann is the fastest receiver available in this year’s draft class and the Tabbies are hungry for some national depth at receiver.

11. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — DL Julien Laurent, Georgia State
Hamilton adds the top interior defensive lineman in the class to a unit that already includes all-star Ted Laurent (no relation) and second-year man Justin Vaughn. Laurent is seen by many scouts as a starter in no more than one or two years down the road.

15. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — RB David Mackie, Western
A smooth pass-catching fullback, Mackie will contribute on offence with the Ticats after a season or two on special teams. Mackie is also an excellent long snapper, a role the Ticats need filled.

20. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — OL Arnaud Gendron-Dumouchel, Montreal
You can’t teach size and Gendron-Dumouchel has that in spades (6-foot-9, 310 pounds). He lacks polish at the moment, but with above-average athleticism for a big man, the Tabbies will be able to bring him along slowly.

Grover

draft is 4 weeks today!  8)

RichardVeilleux

Will the 2018 draft be on May 1st? I thought it was to be May 3rd,hence in 30 days.

Richard

Grover

Will the 2018 draft be on May 1st? I thought it was to be May 3rd,hence in 30 days.

Richard
You are correct Richard,
The draft is May 3rd(I got caught on the old Apr.3rd to May3rd trick :-[) and I believe the 18 day Training Camp starts May 20th

Grover

The top right quarter = size and speed for DB's

G. Onyeka and Guzylak - Messam are picks of the litter

Ramrod

Grover:  what do you think we need more, a good Canadian DB (Onyeka, Guzylak-Messam, Bennett) or a good Canadian receiver (Chapman, Petermann, Cibasu, Dubois)?

Grover

IMHO, Our DB's were probably the weakest part of our team for most of last season.
Fortunately with 5 of the first 20 picks in the draft we can address both positions!

Here is the latest rankings, just came out today
Everyone on your list but Dubois is in our wheel house

We get 5 picks off this list! ;D

RANKNAMEPOSITIONSCHOOLHOMETOWN
1 (3)Ryan HunterOLBowling GreenNorth Bay, ON
2 (10)Mark ChapmanRECCentral MichiganPort Huron, Michigan
3 (11)Dakoda ShepleyOLUBCWindsor, ON
4 (2)Trey RutherfordOLConnecticutMarkham, ON
5 (1)David KnevelOLNebraskaBrantford, ON
6 (12)Mark KorteOLAlbertaSpruce Grove, AB
7 (4)Peter GodberOLRiceToronto, ON
8 (5)Julien LaurentDLGeorgia StateToronto, ON
9 (7)Rashaun SimoniseRECOkanagan (CJFL)Vancouver, BC
10 (6)Godfrey OnyekaDBLaurierBrampton, ON
11 (13)Jackson BennettDBOttawaCumberland, ON
12 (15)Andrew PickettOLGuelphKitchener, ON
13 (18Ryan SceviourOLCalgaryCalgary, AB
14 (9)Darius CiracoOLCalgaryBurlington, ON
15 (8Régis CibasuRECMontrealKinshasa, Congo
16 (-)Bo BannerDLCentral WashingtonBellingham, WA
17 (-)Daniel PetermannRECMcMasterStoney Creek, ON
18 (-)David MackieRBWesternJackson’s Point, ON
19 (-)Micah TeitzLBCalgaryCalgary, AB
20 (-)Isaiah Guzylak-MessamDBLaurierHamilton, ON

blackandgld

If Montreal goes Chapman then i say take your favourite Ontario born OLineman 2nd. There is a bunch of them.
Decent chance Onyeka is still available with our next pick.

PatLynch

 In past drafts, the Cats have chosen to move up/down to pick a particular player or increase the number of picks . This year they have 9 picks ( #2, 10, 11, 15, 20,34, 56, 62, and 66) . The Als have 9 picks ( #1, 19, 23, 27, 31, 44, 51, 52, and 61)

There could be some interesting moves between the two clubs .

The Sasks have  5 picks ( # 5, 14, 36, 45, and 63).  The Riders might be interested in moving their  #5 or #14 for more picks .

The Esks have 8 picks ( #6, 32, 37, 40, 48, 53, 57, and 65). There is a fair-sized gap between their 6 and 32. Perhaps there is a deal to be made there .

Feel free to speculate about the Cat draft/ trade possibilities.

I love the CFL Draft and the wheeling and dealing !


Pat Lynch (the old guy)

CrazyCanuck1988

Love these picks from this mock draft!

The post-combine 2018 CFL mock draft
http://3downnation.com/2018/03/30/post-combine-2018-cfl-mock-draft/

2. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — DB Godrey Onyeka, Wilfrid Laurier
The Ticats add a national defensive back who closely resembles former second-round pick Courtney Stephen in frame (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) and ability to play safety, cornerback, and special teams. The Ticats need to add to the offensive line, but the club’s insane number of selections (five in the draft’s first 20) will allow them to address that need later on.

10. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — REC Daniel Petermann, McMaster
The Ticats missed out on McMaster’s Danny Vandervoort one year ago and they won’t let another local pass catcher get away. Petermann is the fastest receiver available in this year’s draft class and the Tabbies are hungry for some national depth at receiver.

11. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — DL Julien Laurent, Georgia State
Hamilton adds the top interior defensive lineman in the class to a unit that already includes all-star Ted Laurent (no relation) and second-year man Justin Vaughn. Laurent is seen by many scouts as a starter in no more than one or two years down the road.

15. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — RB David Mackie, Western
A smooth pass-catching fullback, Mackie will contribute on offence with the Ticats after a season or two on special teams. Mackie is also an excellent long snapper, a role the Ticats need filled.

20. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — OL Arnaud Gendron-Dumouchel, Montreal
You can’t teach size and Gendron-Dumouchel has that in spades (6-foot-9, 310 pounds). He lacks polish at the moment, but with above-average athleticism for a big man, the Tabbies will be able to bring him along slowly.
I love it, but I really don't see Laurent being their at 11.  I see him going in the first round especially with all these O linemen getting NFL looks.

nearsight

It's hard not to take someone like Hunter at 2.  The risk is the NFL practice squad, as a future he may be there at 10 but doubt it.  What makes you think Montreal will take Chapman?

of course

Why may Montreal draft Chapman #1 overall?

Chapman is said to be a pro-ready, ratio-breaker. 

No one could cover him at the CFL combine one on ones.

I heard Chapman interviewed on the radio, and he compares his game to speedy NFL players like Edelman and Amendola.  So he could be another Ben Cahoon-type CFLer.

He would be hard for Hamilton to pass up at #2 if Montreal didn't take him at #1.

 

KennyPowers

I'm American and don't know these players in depth like you guys but after perusing a bit looks to me like the Ticats are in a no lose situation. 5 picks in the top 20? 2nd overall. 3 in the top 11? Did I read that right? It's like whatever direction they choose it's virtually impossible to have a bad draft.
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