well, it is over. I must say that it was very intriguing to watch.
the clear cut winners of draft day out of the bat are obviously Hamilton and Calgary. Hamilton drafted the two best players in the draft in Barker and Giguere, and Calgary drafted the two best lineman in Tsoumpas and Newman. Montreal also had a great draft considering they lost their top pick. Emry is a beast, and Woodruff is a big, nasty, sloppy o-lineman. He is my personal favourite o-lineman, he is a big boy at 6'3 and 331.
BC quietly had a draft that builds them for depth, and possibly has some players that can be great down the road. Sorenson is great for depth, Lumbala will be a solid player, he could be the next Lumsden, and Justin Shaw is the best d-lineman in the draft.
Saskatchewan and Winnipeg had a draft that will take a while to dissect. Winnipeg's selection of Brendon Labatte is questionable, but this guy reminds me alot of Matt Sheridan and i think that is what they saw to. As for Sask., Shologan could stick with the NFL, but if he manages to make his way up north, he will be a force. Their clear objective in this draft was to revamp the defensive front. Hopefully Taele Orban can start somewhere down the road and give our Canadian boys some respect.
I do not understand what Toronto was thinking drafting Bradwell that early when they could have got him in the next round, i personally think they had the poorest draft. I believe Edmonton made a mistake trading out of the first round when they could have taken hometown boys Keith Shologan or Justin Sorenson.Greg Wojt is a solid second round pick, and Sammy Okpro is a steal in the 4th round.
Well this is just my take, criticize it, but remember folks, it has no cash value.