CFL 2021 Draft today

Is anyone looking forward to this year's draft? :slightly_smiling_face:

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Je l'aurais fait mais RDS a dĂ©cidĂ© de ne pas diffuser les deux premiĂšres rondes contrairement Ă  leur habitude (alors qu'ils ont diffusĂ© la premiĂšre ronde du repĂȘchage de la NFL sur la premiĂšre chaĂźne).

Le problĂšme de Maciocia est que les QuĂ©bĂ©cois intĂ©ressants ont Ă©tĂ© repĂȘchĂ©s voire signĂ©s par des Ă©quipes de la NFL. Il n'y aurait aucun intĂ©rĂȘt Ă  aller de ce cĂŽtĂ© Ă  moins d'espĂ©rer des coupures comme dans le cas de Mathieu Betts. De plus, comme il faudra attendre la 10e ronde avant de pouvoir effectuer un premier choix, nos options seront plus limitĂ©s.

Je pense que nous devrions repĂȘcher en premier un joueur de la tertiaire, qui est Ă  mon avis la ligne la plus faible de l'Ă©quipe.

Edit: finalement les deux premiÚres rondes seront diffusées sur RDS.ca à 19h. Je ne pourrai pas le regarder en direct mais je le ferai probablement en différé plus tard dans la soirée.

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Not particularly.

I rarely ever pay attention to the draft, as I don't follow college ball at all and therefore know next to nothing about the players being selected.

I'll read up on it tomorrow to see who we selected out of curiosity, but that's about it.

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Hard to get excited with so many players either going back to school or signing with NFL teams, plus we only choose at 10. But curious fan that I am, I will likely give up Erin Burnett to watch.

I would expect Maciocia to pick OL Pier-Olivier Lestage if still available, despite his signing with the Seahawks.

The Als chose 3 OL out of 5 picks. You can never have too many good OL.

2nd Round: Pier-Olivier Lestage, OL, Montreal (10th)
3rd Round: Chris Fournier, OL, Lehigh (27th)
4th Round: Patrick Davis, OL, Syracuse (28th)
5th Round: David Cote, K, Laval (45th)
6th Round: Ethan Makonzo, LB, Montreal (46th)

The Lestage selection was kind of obvious but a good decision. Hard to see him sticking with the Seahawks even though Russell Wilson recently threw their o-line under the bus.

I see they drafted 1 o-lineman & signed 3 other free agent o-linemen besides Lestage.

Two more new players:

Of the 5 draft picks and 2 non-counters, all are from Quebec with the exception of Chris Fournier.

While I certainly understand the importance of local Quebec players, I hope they are not scouting with tunnel vision, to the exclusion of players from the rest of the country.

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Here's Maciocia's side of the equation:

Je ne suis pas nĂ©cessairement surpris du premier choix de Maciocia dans le sens oĂč il est dans la continuitĂ© du repĂȘchage de 2020, mais j'aurais quand mĂȘme prĂ©fĂ©rĂ© qu'il sĂ©lectionne un demi-dĂ©fensif.

Not sure if Maciocia's strategy will work but at least he's staying true to what he said he would do. Which is a lot better than his predecessor doing exactly the opposite of what he preached.

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Lestage is a stud ! Best Oline in Quebec since LDT in my eyes. Really happy to grab him.
David Coté could become our kicker, he was really good with Laval
I don't know the others