This is from Drew Edwards after the Combine
The Cats draft #9, #11, and #17
[b] On the radar
Here are three players who may be on the Ticats radar after the 2014 CFL combine:
- Matthias Goossen, offensive lineman, Simon Fraser.
Though he might not get as much attention as top prospects Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Pierre Lavertu and David Foucault, the 6-foot-4, 300-pound Goosen pumped out 29 reps on the 225-bench press (seven better than Foucault) and handled himself well in the one-on-ones. Goosen, a B.C. native, attended the same high school as current Ticat Peter Dyakowski.
Why he makes sense for the Ticats: Though Hamilton has several young Canadian offensive linemen in development, they are something that CFL teams can’t have too many of. Plus, he may still be there when the Ticats pick at No. 9.
- Adam Thibault, defensive back, Laval.
Thibault, ranked No. 13 on the CFL’s top-15 list, put up phenomenal testing numbers all weekend. He had the top 40-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds as well as a personal-best 18 reps in the bench press Saturday — tops among the defensive backs, though he couldn’t go in the one-on-one drills due to an apparent hamstring injury. Queen’s Andrew Lue and Montreal’s Antoine Pruneau, two other highly touted defensive backs, could also be targets.
Why he makes sense for the Ticats: Hamilton may start two Canadian defensive backs in Craig Butler and Courtney Stephen and will need depth behind them.
- Alexandre Dupuis, fullback, Montreal.
At 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, Dupuis posted 25 reps in the bench press then showed off his strength and power in the one-on-one drills. Big and physical, Dupuis was a special-teams captain last season and could likely contribute as a blocking tight end as well as a fullback. The downside: he’s not athletic enough to be a pass catcher out of the backfield, something the Ticats liked to do last season.
Why he makes sense for the Ticats: The team lost fullback John Delahunt in the expansion draft and Dahrran Diedrick is 35 years old, plus Dupuis may be available in the later rounds.[/b]