The one good thing about finishing last

The obvious is the first overall pick.
If any team was over the salary cap (I am sure somebody must be) we get their forfeited draft pick.
So we have #1, #3 and maybe more. Sounds like a trade may be coming.

Actually there are two good things about finishing last.The first is Jamal Lee, 6'1" 225. CIS rushing leader with 1202 yards in 8 games with a longest run of 68 yards.The Bishops back could join Mike Giffin of Queens in a battle to replace the probably departed Jesse Lumsden.
The second good thing is Tristan Black,a 6'3" 243 linebacker from Toronto and Wayne State.Linebacking and D Line are two major weak areas for the Cats.It will be interesting to see how Obie uses our high picks to improve for 2009.
Pat Lynch(the old guy in section 7) :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: We could be Detroit Lions fans.

There is no real advantage to getting the first pick in the Canadian draft. Look at the 2008 draft - not one in the top 30 has really proven for any team, except the odd Offensive lineman:

First Round

  1. Hamilton, Dylan Barker, S, Saskatchewan;
  2. Calgary (via Edmonton), Dimitri Tsoumpas, OG, Weber State;
  3. Calgary, Jesse Newman, OT, Louisiana-Lafayette;
  4. Saskatchewan (via Toronto), Keith Shologan, DL, Central Florida;
  5. B.C., Justin Sorensen, OT, South Carolina;
  6. Winnipeg, Brendon LaBatte, OL, Regina;
  7. Montreal (via Saskatchewan), Shea Emry, LB, UBC;
  8. Hamilton (via Montreal forfeit), Sam Giguere, WR, Sherbrooke.
    Second Round
  9. B.C. (via Hamilton), Rolly Lumbala, RB, Idaho ;
  10. Saskatchewan (via Edmonton via Toronto via Edmonton), Jonathan St-Pierre, OL, Illinois State;
  11. Edmonton (via Calgary), Greg Wojt, OL, Central Michigan;
  12. Montreal, Andrew Woodruff, OL, Boise State;
  13. Toronto, Mike Bradwell, WR, McMaster;
  14. Saskatchewan (via B.C.), Michael Stadnyk, DL, Montana;
  15. Winnipeg, Aaron Hargreaves, WR, Simon Fraser;
  16. Calgary, (via Edmonton via Saskatchewan), Fernand Kashama, DL, Western Michigan..
    Third Round
  17. Hamilton, Michael Giffin, RB, Queen's;
  18. B.C. (via Edmonton), Justin Shaw, DL, Manitoba;
  19. Edmonton (via Calgary), Tim St-Pierre, LB, Saint Mary's;
  20. B.C. (via Saskatchewan via Montreal), Jason Arakgi, LB, McMaster;
  21. Toronto, Jean-Nicolas Carriere, LB, McGill;
  22. B.C., Mike McEachern, LB, Western Illinois;
  23. Edmonton (via B.C. via Winnipeg), Justin Cooper, DL, Manitoba;
  24. Winnipeg (via Edmonton, via Saskatchewan), Darryl Stephenson, RB, Windsor.
    Fourth Round
  25. Edmonton (via Hamilton), Sammy Okpro, DB, Concordia;
  26. Edmonton, Jonathan Hood, DB, St. Francis Xavier;
  27. Calgary, Ronald Hilaire, DL, Buffalo;
  28. Montreal, Terence Firr, WR, Manitoba;
  29. Toronto, Delroy Clarke, DB, Ottawa;
  30. Saskatchewan (via B.C.)Jean-Francois Morin-Roberge, OL, Montreal, ;

The one good thing about finishing last...................were consistent at something.

This draft seems to lack quality O-Linemen, so I could see us taking the two above-mentioned guys, then filling holes on the O-Line with experienced vets through free agency.

I wouldn't mind seeing Black replace Mariuz, or start at MLB.

Thirteen of those thirty are still in college.The 2nd and 3rd picks are starters with the Stamps.Most people regard the 2008 Draft as one of the best ever.Time will tell but don't be too quick to dismiss the Canadian Draft as an important building block for the Cats.
Pat Lynch(the old guy in section 7) :smiley:

There is nothing good about finishing last and quite frankly I am tired of it.