CFL will webcast draft

CFL.ca Offers Fans Live In-Depth Coverage of the 2007 Canadian Draft

Toronto, ON (April 26, 2007) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) is pleased to present live webcast coverage of this year’s Canadian Draft on CFL.ca.

Duane Forde of The Score and Mike Hogan of The Fan 590 will co-host the draft on May 2, beginning at 1:00pm ET from the CFL’s office in Toronto.

Fans tuning into the webcast on CFL.ca and its French affiliate LCF.ca will be able to hear and see the draft developments, complete with visuals of the players selected, interviews with General Managers and Coaches and analysis by the co-hosts. In addition, some of the prominent players selected will be interviewed.

“The value of this webcast is that we can reach our fans in real time with in-depth coverage while profiling the League’s up-and-coming Canadian talent,? CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon said. “This is part of our commitment to connect with our fans and offer them enhanced content by using our various media platforms.?

This year, 910 players from Canadian and American colleges and universities are eligible for the draft, which is open to Canadian-born players who have played a minimum of one year of post-secondary football. The draft consists of six rounds and a total of 47 selections (Edmonton forfeited a pick in the last round when it selected a player in last year’s supplemental draft for players who have never gone through the Canadian Draft).

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have the first and fourth pick overall following a multiple-player trade with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Edmonton Eskimos pick second overall, followed by the Calgary Stampeders, who acquired their selection in a trade with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers that sent offensive lineman Alexandre Gauthier, the first pick overall in the 2002 CFL Canadian Draft, to the Blue Bombers. Calgary also has the fifth pick overall, acquired from the Toronto Argonauts in a trade for offensive lineman Taylor Robertson, and its own pick in the sixth slot. Montreal has the seventh pick overall and the Grey Cup champion B.C. Lions round out the first round with the eighth overall pick.

The webcast can be accessed through the 2007 CFL Canadian Draft section on CFL.ca, which also offers fans in-depth analysis, audio and video, draft history and player blogs from draft eligible and Evaluation Camp attendees Justin Amoah and Brad Smith.

Mike...give us your unofficial 1st round Mock Draft.

WOW This is great :slight_smile:

I hope The CFL Servers can handle the load..

Looking forward to it

Hey who did we pick today?

who knows? lol... get it ... nvm

Ken Peters in his Spec article said that the draft is today.

It is not today as the fist post in this thread states.

Oh well, why let the facts get in the way of a good story??

Congratulations to the CFL on providing enhanced coverage of the Canadian Draft and on selecting two excellent co-hosts in Duane Forde and Mike Hogan. Here's hoping that the webcast of the draft becomes a regular annual event.

[quote=“MikeHogan”]CFL.ca Offers Fans Live In-Depth Coverage of the 2007 Canadian Draft

Toronto, ON (April 26, 2007) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) is pleased to present live webcast coverage of this year’s Canadian Draft on CFL.ca.

There is another thread which vehemently disputes the above date which, of course. is today.
ITS NEXT WEEK.

Looking forward to it!

rocky123, did you mistake the dateline,

Toronto, ON (April 26, 2007)
with the date of the draft?

or are you teasing Ken ‘Jeepers Creepers’ Peters
for really screwing up the date in his article?

The above date is the press release date
and the city it originated from is Toronto.

click here

Thanks Ron:

I'm definitely mistaken in my post. Apologies also, to Mike Hogan.