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As always, these lists cannot and should not be perceived as completely accurate since they are very fluid and somewhat secretive.
Interesting all the same.
NCAA Texas A&M — CFL Tiger-Cats
Sorry, Tim Tebow, but Manziel is without a doubt the biggest and most polarizing name on a CFL neg list.
While Tebow’s rights are held by the Montreal Alouettes, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats got their claws on Manziel, adding him to their list last fall after the redshirt-freshman started lighting up scoreboards across college football.
But unlike Tebow — who just doesn’t have the arm-strength to play quarterback in Canada — the thought of Manziel on the big field is tantalizing.
He has the arm, he has the mobility, and unfortunately for Manziel, he also has the character questions and NFL concerns that sometimes lead stars to Canada.
NCAA Clemson — CFL Tiger-cats
If there’s a name besides Manziel suiting up in the NCAA this season that intrigues more than others, it’s Boyd.
Early in his career with the Clemson Tigers, Boyd was dogged by questions about his body type and how dedicated he was to staying in shape.
While he erased most of those questions with a stellar junior season in 2012, the outcome gap is still large.
NCAA S.J. State — CFL RedBlacks
Pegged as a potential first-round pick, Fales is a typical shot in the dark.
The 6-foot-3, 220-lb. California native is not yet a blue-chip prospect, but the potential is there for the San Jose Spartans senior signal-caller to be in the mix as a top-20 NFL pick.
The Ottawa RedBlacks, who are only able to add 25 names until the Grey Cup is handed out in November — at that point, their neg list will expand to the standard 35 spots — are just crossing their fingers right now.
NCAA N. Carolina — CFL Alouettes
The Alouettes are the kings of the big-time quarterback prospects, as you’ll see when reading through this list.
Like Manziel, Boyd and Fales, Renner has legitimate NFL aspirations and will likely never even have a chat with a CFL team, let alone show up.
But similar to the other names, Renner possesses an interesting combination of arm-strength, smarts and mobility with which to handle the Canadian pro game.
NCAA Wash. — CFL Roughriders
It’s been an up and down career for Price with the Washington Huskies.
He’s got all the mobility you’d ever want and has been lauded as a leader, but the consistency just hasn’t been there.
Price’s sophomore season had everyone excited heading into 2012, but Price and the Huskies under-performed and the 6-foot-1, 202-lb. native of Compton, Calif., came into this year looking to erase the doubts with a solid team in tow.
It’s unlikely Price will be a high NFL draft pick, so he’s as good a bet as any on this list to show up with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
NFL Bills — CFL Lions
The first current NFL name on this list, Tuel came out of nowhere during the pre-season to win a job with the Buffalo Bills.
First-rounder EJ Manuel is the future in upstate New York, but Tuel has shown enough to potentially carve out a career south of the border as a backup.
He played with current Calgary Stampeders wide receiver Johnny Forzani with the Washington State Cougars, and they are good friends.
Vince Young, Seneca Wallace, Russell Wilson
See, the Als are the kings of the big-name negotiation list quarterbacks.
You can probably guess that Wilson won’t be on the CFL radar anytime soon, as the Wisconsin Badgers product won the starting job with the Seattle Seahawks last fall and almost single-handedly changed the way talent evaluators view mobile, strong-armed pivots who don’t possess prototypical height.
Young and Wallace have bounced around the NFL, with Young starting on the Roughriders protected list back in 2004 — and could be viewed as legitimate options, similar to former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith, who recently popped up with the Alouettes.email@example.com