Rather than taking the lustre off the draft, I think it's exactly the opposite because it shows that the NFL considers CIS football to be excellent competition and by signing some guys out of CIS, even though they won't be immediately available to CFL teams, puts their teammates, some potentially of CFL calibre, in a higher standing since, as I say, the NFL considers the CIS to be excellent.
I think it's great advertising for the CIS and CFL actually. And as I've said before, it would be any players dream to play in the NFL at a minimum $325,000 salary, would be mine if I was a university player in Canada or whereever. And if you end up not making it but playing in the CFL for a lot less money, you can say you're proud to be playing in the CFL and going after a great championship in the Grey Cup.
Some of the guys getting signed by the NFL don't always make it and if they come to the CFL afterwards, they are a better player I think for having been exposed to an NFL camp and environment.