Friday, 4 May 2012

Ti-Cats Draft Thoughts

Putting grades on a draft that is less than a day old is a bit silly. We won't know how good these players will be until we've actually seen them play a few games.

That said, if you look at the Tiger-Cats draft class, it's hard not to get excited. They addressed some of the needs they had, found great value with their picks, gained some immediate help and positioned themselves well for the future. The front office played the draft game like a fiddle, and if their players pan out as expected, this could be one heckuva draft haul.

They addressed immediate needs at offensive line (Carson Rockhill) defensive line (Arnaud Gascon-Nadon), and at receiver (Simon Charbonneau-Campeau); they grabbed a top-five player with the 10th pick (Frédéric Plesius); and they selected some futures (Courtney Stephen, Michael Atkinson, Bo Palmer) to help them down he road. It was a masterfully executed draft strategy, with the steals coming with Plesius and Charbonneau-Campeau selections. Kudos to the Tiger-Cats front office for a job well done.

With the draft over, we can all turn our attention to the start of Training Camp, which, believe it or not, begins later this month. It seems like only yesterday I was watching the Grey Cup, and now it's almost time for the season to start.

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