January 13, 2014 Sheeraz Ahmad

CFL’s draft class of 2014

1 Laurent Duvernay Tardif, OL, McGill, Saint Hilaire, Que.

A fantastic player whose name has never been anywhere but the top spot in the 2014 rankings. He’s Jerseys For Cheap Affordable – Here are NFL NHL MLB NCAA almost certainly bound for the NFL somewhere next season. Whether he sticks down south or not remains to be seen, but it’s highly unlikely any team will risk an early pick on a player with legitimate four down aspirations.

2 David Foucault, OL, Universit de Montr LaSalle, Que.

He’s a proven tackle, which makes him a ratio changer, and he is an absolute monster of a man at 6 8, 320. If there’s any question mark, it’s simply because he has also attracted some NFL interest, taking part in a recent super regional combine and sitting down with some NFL teams afterward. “I got good feedback from some NFL teams who wanted to see my film and talk to my agents,” Foucault told reporters during a conference call Tuesday. “I want to take a chance to go to the NFL. I want to try.”

3 Pierre Lavertu, OL, Laval, Quebec City

If you’re looking for a centre who could start immediately and the Bombers are then TSN analyst and draft guru Duane Forde says either Lavertu, who started at centre all four years at Laval, or Simon Fraser’s Matthias Goossen are your guys.

“Lavertu has been all conference in a very competitive conference from Day 1 and has been all Canadian the last three years. And so in that sense, you have a guy in terms of his resum and his ability who is ready to play,” Forde said.

“And they do a great job of producing offensive linemen at Laval, probably better than anything else.”

The locals

6 Evan Gill, DL, Manitoba, Winnipeg

Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea believes Gill could be a rookie starter in the CFL. “Evan Gill is big and strong and a physically very talented defensive lineman who we believe could come in and start right away for a number of CFL teams,” O’Shea said. But also like Harris, Coombs seems destined to end up elsewhere. There’s no way the Bombers will use a second overall pick to select him and he’ll be long gone by the time the Bombers draft again in the third round.

The wild card

4 Quinn Smith, DL, Concordia, Scarborough, Ont.

Smith was cheap wholesale jerseys unranked all season long only to vault all the way to the fourth spot in the final rankings after a monster combine. While he’s listed as a defensive lineman, he’s also played as an OL and the Bombers have great experience with that kind of player, having also drafted Chris Greaves as a DL in 2010 and then turned him into wholesale jerseys a mainstay on the offensive line.

O’Shea gushes about a 300 pound man who blistered 40 yards in 4.8 seconds at the combine. “That opens people’s wholesale nhl jerseys eyes when a guy that large moves down the field that quickly,” said O’Shea. “And then he followed it up with some pretty fantastic one on ones, where he showed his power, his quickness and his strength because he’s strong, too.

“And then he flipped over and played some offensive line and fared pretty well. He’s a worker. And he was a good interview. There’s really nothing not to like about the guy.”