Final Mock Draft on the eve of the 2013 draft

DUNKS FINAL MOCK DRAFT

http://cfl.ca/page/justin-dunks-2013-cfl-mock draft-v20

ROUND 1

  1. HAMILTON - LINDON GAYDOSH DT CALGARY

  2. WINNIPEG - MIKE EDEM LB-DB CALGARY

  3. MONTREAL - SEYDOU JUNIOR HAIDARA WR LAVAL

  4. SASKATCHEWAN - BEN D'AGUILAR DE MCMASTER

  5. MONTREAL - NOLAN MACMILLAN OT IOWA

  6. B.C. - COREY WATMAN OL EASTERN MICHIGAN

  7. CALGARY - BRENT URBAN DT VIRGINIA

  8. TORONTO - MATT SEWELL OT MACMASTER

  9. OTTAWA - BRANDER CRAIGHEAD UTEP

  10. If there is no trade Hamilton should take Gaydosh who will have the ability to be a rotation DT and keep the direction that Austin has been going in stock piling Canadian Dlineman to give them the ability to have a deep game day rotation with both quality import and NI talent.

  11. Mike Edem to Winnipeg makes a lot of sense as the BBs have quite a few needs and Edem could be the best available player who can come right in and contribute right away at the very least on specials. Being projected by expert as a Safety in the future could be a ratio buster should he develop into one of the two OLB LB spots.

3 and 5. I know Montreal is in need of a Canadian Receiver but I am not sure they would take one this early. Hawkins may be a new HC and trestman did not put much stock in Canadian receivers but Popp is still the GM. I can see them going with McMillan. Sewell has gotten a lot of attention do to MAC being in the spotlight but Montreal will know who the best OT prospect will be better than any mock draft specialist. Sewell nor MacMillan will be available this season but the Als do not need them to be. Grooming a future OT is one of their big needs.
Also with Mulumba being from Montreal the Als could roll the dice and wait for him to return home and be a stud CFL Canadian DT after a few seasons in the NFL. Charles also from the east in southern Ontario could also be a player to role the dice with. Having two of the first 5 picks would give them that kind of flexibility to take a chance.
The mock draft has them taking Charles in the second round but Haidara could also be there with there second pick as well as the other Laval Reciever and Macs Dicroce.
The popularity of Lavoi with the ALS coming out of Laval may see the Als looking to draft more Laval players keeping them home in the La Belle province where the QC football fans could take a much bigger interest in their pro counterpart to the West in Montreal uping the RDS TV ratings even more as well as some more occasional Roadtrips from Laval Faithful to Percival as well as the big playoff games in the Big O.

  1. For the Riders Brett Jones from the Regina Rams may be the popular choice but the best available player most likely is D'Aguilar. D'Aguilar also has the potential to be a Canadian Rush DE which is still a rarity in the CFL playing on an outstanding Rider special teams Unit while grooming behind Foley. As for Jones being drafted by someone else and returning to Regina to play for the Riders after his rookie contract is becoming a very popular trend among those from the province.

  2. Corey Watman looks to be the perfect pick for the Lions. They have secured their bookend All star import OTs and quickly swept up former NFL PR player 2010 and 2012 and quickly scouted him after only two weeks and one game with the spokane shock of the Arean League. Norman will be returning after a great rookie season as a part time starter on the interior and Watman the potential to do the same. Both young Canadian interior lineman will be taught to play both Center and Guard. They still have several Vets with injury issues and kanbango worked his way into shape during the 2012 season as a key back up and became the starter for the final 3rd of the season and playoffs.

  3. Calgary will have to wait a year for Urban but with plenty of Canadian depth at other positions they can wait a year to replace Bulcke as the Canadian DT partner to go along with Corey Mace.

  4. Toronto may find it too tempting to pick Sewell should he slip this far especially with the prospect of getting back former 1st round pick MLB Greenwood after a couple of years while he played in the NFL in the near future. However the Argos are in need of some immediate Canadian help on both sides of the line. Even if Reinders should work out on the OLine there is still some upgrades that are needed and the Dline lose of Foley as the only Canadian Dlineman with any kind of starting or rotation ability. With Yurichuk looking to bust the ratio and start at MLB finally after sitting behind 2 All star imports for 3 years along with the posssibility of getting Greenwood back before the end of the season and Matt Black finally stepping into the starting safety job will help there Canadian depth and starters at other positions from last season.

  5. Brander and Ottawa seem like a match made in heaven with Graighead showing the ability to play on the interior Oline during the start of his UTEP career and working his way to being a solid OT for the Miners as well. However it is possible that If Montreal or Toronto plan to take an OT and wait for at least a year for them Brander could also be their choice.

Again... CFL mock drafts are a joke.

While your opinion may be that mock drafts are a joke they have become part of pro football in North America. With TSN covering the draft and CFL and CIS sports writers bringing attention to future Canadian players to the CFL during the off season they serve as a great way to talk and promote interest in the CFL as well as the CIS when no football is being played. The CFL is now getting year round sports news coverage and things like E Camp, the Draft and Mock drafts are great for the notority of the CFL as a year round sport opposed to a 6th month sport.

CFL draft is unique in many ways and does not lend itself well to a mock draft. If people called it "my draft" maybe. Do you see Duane Forde doing Mock drafts ? Why do you think ?

Part right - CFL draft is unique. Part wrong - CFL draft doesn't well to mock drafts. When was the last time an NFL mock draft, any mock draft, was very accurate. CFL draft is unique, further complicated by the inclusion of NCAA redshirts who are still going to school and unavailable to the team drafting them for at least another year, plus prospects getting NFL looks. On the flip side, u have the NFL draft which is complicated by the wonderlic, interviews (see Smith, Geno and how his attitude in interviews worked out for him), combine and/or pro day workouts, meddling owners (see Jones, Jerry of the Dallas Cowboys picking Travis Frederick) and GMs that go off most boards "reaching" for certain players (eg. The Bear's Emery drafting Kyle Long). You throw in unexpected trades and it gets even crazier. Yet that doesn't speculate everyone from mocking those drafts, even to the absurdity of mocking all 7 rounds of the NFL draft with 32 teams, plus compensation picks! I don't think mocking a CFL draft is any more worthless to do than one in any other league or sport. If you enjoy speculating and all the intrigue, knock yourself out.

Hfx, your comment " CFL mock drafts are a joke" is a disservice to Richard Veilleux, CFLvs NFL and CFL Steve who undoubtedly spent great thought, effort and time in producing these documents. Personally I was able to enhance my perceptions of the players, their skills and, their rankings of the players. Judging from the lengthy and numerous replies to these posts, the mock drafts were a hit. Wolverine 29's article summing up all the many coefficients and variables involved in these evaluative presentations was productive. These drafts were difficult to do, as noted by Wolverine, and the authors should be congratulated for their fine efforts.

Hfx, your comment " CFL mock drafts are a joke" is a disservice to Richard Veilleux, CFLvs NFL and CFL Steve who undoubtedly spent great thought, effort and time in producing these documents. Personally I was able to enhance my perceptions of the players, their skills and, their rankings of the players. Judging from the lengthy and numerous replies to these posts, the mock drafts were a hit. Wolverine 29's article summing up all the many coefficients and variables involved in these evaluative presentations was productive. These drafts were difficult to do, as noted by Wolverine, and the authors should be congratulated for their fine efforts.

Nice comments and oh so true.
These "mocksters" should be complimented because it's not so easy a task.
Well done to those who made those drafts!

Steve did not make a Mock draft he is commenting on Justin Dunk's "effort".
Of course it takes effort but the end result will be less than 10 percent accuracy so it becomes pointless. When you place a guy who has not even started his rehab from multiple thorn ligaments in the first or early second round or suggest that a team that does not start a receiver will claim 3 in the draft it becomes a joke. I wonder how many of the players these guys have actually even seen play ? let alone live or with game film. The other half of these Muck drafts is how can I find a way for the team I cheer for to draft the players I like even if I haven't seen him play :slight_smile:

The reasons experts do a top player by position or a need base analysis is because they don't want to look bad. So kudos for the efforts but the end result are compiled on missing and poor information and little to no expertise. Garbage in = Garbage out.

And CFLvsNFL's "mock draft" was more of a "rate the prospects" chart with a bunch of hypothetical draft day trades thrown in to boot.

Dude lighten up have some fun. The CFL is exciting the draft is exciting. Go with it. The Mock Draft from Dunk is on the official CFL website so it is something that the league would like the fans to have fun with.