We get the 2nd overall 2018 Draft Pick

BC beat WPG, so we are locked into the #2 spot in the draft. ;D

HA, always nice to pick high but in years where we had top pick the player just rarely panned out for us.

Fantuz's replacement

Not sure if there is a replacement in here for Fantuz. :wink:

Latest top 20 picks for 2018 draft

[tr][td]RANK[/td]
[td]NAME[/td]
[td]POSITION[/td]
[td]SCHOOL[/td]
[td]HOMETOWN[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]1[/td]
[td]David Knevel[/td]
[td]OL[/td]
[td]Nebraska[/td]
[td]Brampton, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]2[/td]
[td]Trey Rutherford[/td]
[td]OL[/td]
[td]Connecticut[/td]
[td]Markham, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]3[/td]
[td]Ryan Hunter[/td]
[td]OL[/td]
[td]Bowling Green[/td]
[td]North Bay, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]4[/td]
[td]Godfrey Onyeka[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]Laurier[/td]
[td]Brampton, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]5[/td]
[td]Darius Ciraco[/td]
[td]OL[/td]
[td]Calgary[/td]
[td]Burlington, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]6[/td]
[td]Peter Godber[/td]
[td]OL[/td]
[td]Rice[/td]
[td]Toronto, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]7[/td]
[td]Tyrone Pierre[/td]
[td]WR[/td]
[td]Laval[/td]
[td]Ottawa, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]8[/td]
[td]Kene Onyeka[/td]
[td]DL[/td]
[td]Carleton[/td]
[td]Brampton, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]9[/td]
[td]Regis Cibasu[/td]
[td]WR[/td]
[td]Montreal[/td]
[td]Kinshasa, Congo[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]10[/td]
[td]Julien Laurent[/td]
[td]DL[/td]
[td]Georgia State[/td]
[td]Toronto, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]11[/td]
[td]Christopher Amoah[/td]
[td]RB[/td]
[td]Laval[/td]
[td]Montreal, QC[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]12[/td]
[td]Rashaun Simonise[/td]
[td]WR[/td]
[td]Calgary/Okanagan[/td]
[td]Vancouver, BC[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]13[/td]
[td]Andrew Pickett[/td]
[td]OL[/td]
[td]Guelph[/td]
[td]Kitchener, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]14[/td]
[td]Dakoda Shepley[/td]
[td]OL[/td]
[td]UBC[/td]
[td]Windsor, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]15[/td]
[td]Alex Taylor[/td]
[td]RB[/td]
[td]Western[/td]
[td]Winnipeg, MB[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]16[/td]
[td]Ryan Sceviour[/td]
[td]OL[/td]
[td]Calgary[/td]
[td]Calgary, AB[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]17[/td]
[td]Keiler Cherry[/td]
[td]OL[/td]
[td]Acadia[/td]
[td]Lloydminster, AB[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]18[/td]
[td]Jonathan Boissonneault-Glaou[/td]
[td]DL[/td]
[td]Montreal[/td]
[td]Lyster, QC[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]19[/td]
[td]Jackson Bennett[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]Ottawa[/td]
[td]Cumberland, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]20[/td]
[td]Nelkas Kwemo[/td]
[td]LB[/td]
[td]Queen’s[/td]
[td]Montreal, QC[/td]
[/tr]

The replacement for Fantuz is Shamaud Chambers, and his back-up is Mike Jones.

But it wouldn't hurt to have a third Canadian receiver in the pipeline to learn, and to step in, in case of injury to #1 and #2.

Just please don't draft another Evan "I've played one game in three years due to injury" Gill.

8 Ontario boys kids ranked in the top 8...NICE.

[tr][td]5[/td]

[td]Darius Ciraco[/td]

[td]OL[/td]

[td]Calgary[/td]

[td]Burlington, ON[/td]
[/tr]

Seems to match up to Mercer Timmis, Burlington boy who played in Calgary.

We also have Edmonton's second pick . So that gives us #2 , # 11, and perhaps # 16 or # 17 (based on Esks final position).

You can never have enough good Canadian depth players who can develop into starters ! The number one ranked kid , Knevel, the huge tackle from Nebraska, is from Brantford . It would be nice to see the local guy do well in Cat stripes !

Pat Lynch (the old guy)


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Not sure, but, I don't think he is eligible until the 2019 draft. :o

It's encouraging to see that 9 of the top 10 picks are from Ontario, so it's less likely that we will lose them to a western or Quebec team. But then there's the NFL....

“Just please don’t draft another Evan “I’ve played one game in three years due to injury” Gill.”

Football players like every other athlete and human can be “injury prone”

And just how do you guarantee that we won’t draft another??

Our drafting last season was extremely successful!

Of the 7 picks we made in the 2017 Draft, 6 are on the roster this season.
4 made the active roster and 2 are on the practice roster.

http://ticats.ca/catching-up-with-the-ticats-2017-draft-class-at-the-end-of-its-rookie-season-part-1-of-3/

http://ticats.ca/catching-up-with-the-ticats-2017-draft-class-at-the-end-of-its-rookie-season-part-2-of-3/

http://ticats.ca/catching-up-with-the-ticats-2017-draft-class-at-the-end-of-its-rookie-season-part-3-of-3/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_campaign=tm

The only pick that was not on the roster was WR Jacob Scarfone, who returned to Guelph to play his last season.
He had a very good season in Guelph and is a terrific prospect

In 2017, Scarfone is averaging almost 150 all-purpose yards per game, split between 622 receiving yards and 405 punt return yards. He has six touchdowns in seven games – five receiving, and that electrifying kick return last Saturday against Laurier.

With EDM knocked out(Thanks to Maas), we get their 2nd round pick for Chick, Which I believe will be the #16 pick in the draft.

So we now will now pick 2, 11, 16, 20, 28, 45,62

We have no 5th or 7th round picks(traded)

Hopefully it will be an even better haul than last years draft.

Bring all the fine new Canadians we can get to camp, I sure hope coach Jones comes back I have much confidence in him and his assistants talent recognition to sort out young players (the kids) bring them on. ;D

Here is the updated Winter rankings, showing some big changes

We pick 2, 11, 16, 20, 28, 45,62

We get to pick 4 out of this group!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D

MORE HERE

I found this interesting
2017 CFL Draft first overall selection Faith Ekakitie was ranked 11thon the 2016 Winter Scouting Bureau.

It will likely be an O.Lineman. The Cats need more Canadian depth on the line, in particular at end. I think you go with whoever is likely to stay and not pursue NFL aspirations, so you can get him in the system and working. Circao being from the area might make sense in that regard.

It's generally hard to poach good Canadian Offensive Linemen and there are plenty of receivers available this free agency.

Thursday, May 3, 2018, is the day of the draft. :slight_smile:

5 picks in the top 30!!

We Pick 2, 11, 15, 20, 28, 56, 62 and 66

http://3downnation.com/2017/12/15/cfl-draft-date-and-order-set/