but if these guys honestly think that they’re going to get drafted in this year’s CFL Amateur draft… they must have someone blowing smoke up their … really good.
when there’s only been 1 Canadian QB to even play in a regular season game in the past dozen or so years… there’s no way that 2 more are going to just make it!
Brannigan did great for his 1 year of services for the Argos but now at the same time this has given these other guys unrealistic expectations for making it to the CFL.
The odds of making it are very very slim!
I am going to make a prediction right now.
Don’t get me wrong! as much as I’d love to see them get drafted and be part of a CFL training camp… I do not see it happening.
NEITHER of them are going to get drafted and don’t expect to see them on any CFL roster this Training camp.
I’m not going to argue that’s for sure. No one wants Canadian qbs more then myself. But until a
rule change makes it more appitizing to have a Canadian qb on the roster, a draft
possibility it fairly slim. iirc Bertrand was drafted, but never used as a qb. Now, that being said… I could see one of them
being signed as a free agent after the draft. Then teams don’t risk a pic. Also, they both have a
year of elegiblity left at the university level. So we could see them return as free agents next year. I’m pretty sure
brannigan was a fifth year, so he couldn’t be drafted. But I’m not certain on that. With the large public outcry for Canadian qbs, I could see tillman(for example) signing one as a pr move. But that’s highly unlikely. As much as I want to dissagree with cflisthebest, I think his comment is a hurtful truth.
No offense, but I think I'll take Duane Forde's opinion over yours. If the guy has the ability to play, then he'll be drafted. CIS programs are getting better and better, so I would expect to see more talent being developed at the amateur levels. And Brannagan signing with Toronto has nothing to do with Sinopoli being drafted this year. To say that there's no way that two would make it doesn't make a lot of sense. That's like rolling a die, landing on four, and saying that there's no way it'll land on four again; the odds are still the same.
So, my prediction is that Sinopoli will be drafted, but he'll go back to school in the fall.
That was a great read. I hope he is correct. When I read his interview on the cfl.ca, he spoke highly of the Canadian game and such. like I said earlier, I really hope he gets a chance. I just wish the qb counted to the ratio.
Drafted? Perhaps not but that doesn't mean they can't sign as free-agents OR if they are the best athletes in the later rounds teams tend to go for that over someone that may be surprise rather than a marginal positional player.
The Als drafted Bouillette last year but, not as a QB. Sinopli seems also have the skill needed for a gereric athlete. He is bigger than other CIS QBs and has better running skil than Brannigan. WE are QB poor in the CFL at this moment and, Sinopli would be a creative challenge for a couple of teams. He is big, has a good arm can run well and, will be drafted this year.
So cflisbest…you are saying no Canadian QB will be drafted this year.
I’ll take you up on this.
I’m saying that there will be a Canadian who played QB last year in a starting role will be drafted. You are saying no in the most definite manner. In fact you feel anyone who believes this is not knowlegeable at best.
I’ve read that you feel you should be in line for a CFL job sometime in the near future so you deserve to be confident in your predictions.
The loser of the bet cannot post until August 1st?
Are you on?