Have you considered our draft picks from last year? I think not. One of the realities of the CFL draft is you need to pick people with a year of eligibility left to get them before they get good. Let's analyze last years draft:
Round 1: Cedric Marcoux-Gagne - has a good chance of being an NFL draft pick this year. That's how much this kid improved.
Round 2: Jermaine Reid - didn't have a spectacular senior year at Akron, but will get NFL training camp invites. Is a Jason Taylor type of end who could excel in the CFL.
Round 2: Peter Dyakowski - NFL size and had a great major bowl game. Might get drafted. Probably ends up anchoring our left side for the next 10 years.
Round 4: Chris Sutherland - had a great year while winning the Vanier Cup with Saskatchewan
Round 5: Michael Roberts - After practicing against Tedd Ginn Jr for 3 years at Ohio State, transferred to another school to get more playing time
Poor draft year if you consider what it did for us in 06. Fantastic draft year if you look at the "blue chip" prospects that are coming to camp this year.
Sorry, Smith is doing a great job and I am glad he is still around.