Interesting list indeed , some I agree with and some I don't . Let's take a look at the top 10 snub list :
Brandon Banks - Ham....... disagree . Banks to me tailed off the last half of the season and he didn't deserve to be considered a top 50 player based on his 2nd half play in 2016 .
John Bowman - Mtl........disagree . This will probably be Bowman's last season and at a soon age of 35 I can see his numbers coming down this year as well as possibly his playing time on an ageing Als defensive unit .
Andy Fantuz - Ham........disagree . Plain and simple , at the present time Fantuz is technically not a player or on any current roster . Even if he does happen to play sometime later in the season there is no telling how effective he will be or how many games (if any ) he will actually participate in .
Ed Gainey - Sask..........disagree . Gainey made great strides with his play last year after signing on with the Riders , but a top 50 player ? Sorry but Gainey only stood out last year because he was the best of a bad lot in a sad Saskatchewan secondary . Let's not forget that one of the main reasons he became a Rider in the first place was because he basically tripped over his own shoelaces covering Ellingson on that infamous play in the 2015 Eastern Final .
Abdul Kanneh - Ham........agree . I was really surprised that a player as good as Kanneh was somehow left off this list .
He is in my estimation one of the most reliable and hardest hitting DB's in the league and should have definitely been included in the top 50 players list . His shoestring tackle late in last years Grey Cup is probably one of the main reasons that Ottawa eventually won that game .
Nik Lewis - Mtl............ agree . While "Thick Nic" is 35 and at the end of his illustrious career , I can see him having one last memorable season before finally packing it in . I don't know why but I can see him and Durant having amazing chemistry this season and Nik becoming one of DD's favourite targets as the season progresses . The guy is like an oversized energizy bunny and has always been one of my favourite players in the league .
Marquay McDaniel - Calg.......agree . He is one of the unsung heroes in this league who has consistently put up numbers year in and year out . McDaniel not being considered as a top 50 player is a mystery to me as all the guy has done year in and year out in his career is on a regular basis turn out the numbers as one of the most reliable "go to " receivers in the CFL .
Brad Sinopoli - Ott........agree . Simply put , how in the hell does this guy not qualify as a top 50 player ? I have to agree with ExPat on this one . Not having a player like Sinopoli crack the top 50 list is the biggest omission and snub in this top 10 snub list .
Terence Toliver - Ham....... agree . At 6' 5" this guy is a nightmare to cover downfield . Despite missing 5 games last season he still managed to crack the 1000 yd barrier and also had 9 TD's on the year . Toliver is only heading into his 3rd season in the league and if Collaros can remain healthy for the better part of the season I can see Toliver putting up huge numbers this season for the Cats .
Brandon Whitaker - Tor........agree . Whitaker was one of the few rb's to crack the 1000 yd barrier last year as well as churning out 549 yds receiving on a bad Argo team . There is no reason to believe that his numbers will go down this year on what potentially should be a much improved squad now that Toronto actually has a real Head coach with a proven track record in Marc Trestman .