Sunday 2 May 2010

2010 CFL Draft (Round Two)

The Picks
8) Saskatchewan - Jordon Sisco, WR, Regina
9) Winnipeg - Cory Watson, WR, Concordia
10) BC - Shawn Gore, WR, Bishop's
11) Toronto - Grant Shaw, DB/PK, Saskatchewan
12) Edmonton - Saleem Borhot, DB, Saint Mary's
13) Calgary - Taurean Allen, DB, Wilfrid Laurier
14) Montreal - Chima Ihekwoaba, DE, Wilfrid Laurier
15) Montreal - Curtis Dublanko, LB, North Dakota

My Thoughts
The Riders went with a local product in Jordon Sisco from Regina. He adds another Canadian to a great WR corps in Saskatchewan. The Riders passed on other, more highly-ranked WRs to take Sisco.

The Bombers grabbed the second straight WR, and the third overall Concordia player, with the selection of Cory Watson. The Bombers need Canadian talent, and grabbing a WR is a good pick. Maybe he can bump the underachieving Brock Ralph out of the starting lineup in the next year or two.

The Lions took Bishop's WR Shawn Gore, a player they were considering taking in the first round. I have discussed Gore's situation in a previous post, so I'll keep this short and sweet. Gore could be a star if he ever gets to BC.

The Argos used their third pick on a DB/PK/Punter from Saskatchewan in Grant Shaw. This could be a reach pick for the Argos. They need a Place Kicker, but just traded for Jamie Boreham who can fill that role until someone else is found, and they didn't need to use a draft pick on one. Perhaps this was a pick to undermine the Ti-Cats, who finally pick at #12... oh wait.

The Cats traded their second-round pick to the Eskimos for the 19th and 27th picks. The Eskimos used the pick on Saint Mary's DB Saleem Borhot. He played multiple positions at Saint Mary's, so he is a versatile player that could fill many roles for the Esks. His natural position is Free Safety, but he can cover sideline to sideline. He'll be a Special Teams gunner at first. We could perhaps be seeing the next Dylan Barker.

The Stampeders picked Wilfrid Laurier Defensive Back Taurean Allen. His natural position is Corner, which means he could be a ratio buster. Not many Canadians play that position, so if he develops as expected the Stamps have nabbed a great player.

The Alouettes took the second consecutive Golden Hawk with Defensive End Chima Ihekwoaba from Wilfrid Laurier. This is the first of two straight picks for the Als to finish up the second round of the 2010 CFL Draft.

With the second of back-to-back picks the Alouettes selected North Dakota Linebacker Curtis Dublanko. It seems as if the all three of the Als' picks in the first two rounds were project picks.

That spells the end of my up-to-the-minute updates. I will post the rest of the selections later in the day, and since the Cats haven't picked yet I will have a post dedicated to what the Cats did.

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