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TORONTO -- The Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau today published its winter edition of the top 15 ranked prospects eligible for the 2014 CFL Canadian Draft.

For the second-straight ranking, McGill offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is the top ranked prospect. Duvernay-Tardif is followed by two other offensive linemen - Pierre Lavertu from Laval is ranked second and David Foucault from Montreal is third.

Rounding out the top five are St. Francis Xavier wide receiver Devon Bailey and Simon Fraser offensive lineman Matthias Gooseen, who made the largest jump in the rankings, moving up ten spots to fifth.

BY THE NUMBERS

The ranking includes four offensive linemen, four linebackers, three defensive linemen, two defensive backs one receiver and one running back.

Queen’s has three players on the list, the most by any one school.

All 15 ranked players on last winter’s CFL Scouting Bureau list (it was published in December) were selected in the 2013 CFL Draft. Seven of those players were selected in the first round.

Here is the full ranking:

Winter Scouting Bureau Ranking
Rank Name Position School
1 (1)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OL McGill
2 (4)
Pierre Lavertu OL Laval
3 (3)
David Foucault OL Montreal
4 (2)
Devon Bailey WR St. Francis Xavier
5 (15)
Matthias Goosen OL Simon Fraser
6 (--)
Evan Gill DL Manitoba
7 (6)
Beau Landry LB Western
8 (8)
Andrew Lue DB Queen's
9 (--)
Anthony Coombs RB Manitoba
10 (7)
Max Caron LB Concordia
11 (12)
Casey Chin LB Simon Fraser
12 (9)
Sam Sabourin LB Queen's
13 (5)
Adam Thibault DB Laval
14 (10)
Derek Wiggan DL Queen's
15 (--)
Dylan Ainsworth DL Western

Please note: The ranking in the parenthesis is the player’s ranking position from the last CFL Scouting Bureau published in September, 2013.

The 2014 CFL Combine will be held in Toronto from March 21 – March 23. The date of the 2014 CFL Draft is May 13.

The CFL’s Scouting Bureau is comprised of CFL scouts, player personnel directors and general managers from the league’s nine teams.

Fan Comments
BGIT
BGIT looks bad but meant Best Game In Town.
Anyways the reason no NCAA guys are showing up is that the CFL draft rules changed this year. Last year the Red-Shirt Juniors or Red-Shirted players in their 4th year of eligibility (NCAA had 5 total years, 4 playing 1 Red-Shirt) were eligible for the CFL draft however this year any Red-Shirted players aren't eligible until their 5th and final year. This way they are matched with the NFL draft eligibility. This leaves a mostly one year vacuum for NCAA players in this draft. The only ones that could show up are guys who never Red-Shirted and 2013 was their Senior season. Probably very few if any of those.
January 15, 2014 - 1:52pm
tedchinook
I agree with you that the change in redshirt rules would make this a leaner year than usual, but it's still hard to believe there are no Canadian kids who went to the States, played four years, are now eligible and have the ability to be in the top 15. After all, there are a lot of kids playing down south nowadays .
January 15, 2014 - 3:36pm
 
tedchinook
Odd that they are all from CIS schools. Hard to believe there are no Canadians at NCAA schools who crack the top 15.
January 14, 2014 - 6:11pm
als rule
@TC: yes very odd indeed!!
January 14, 2014 - 8:15pm
riderdream
Simon Fraser is NCAA. Most of the universities in Canada are CIS. As far as I know, SFU is the only NCAA member in Canada.
January 15, 2014 - 10:03am
als rule
@RD: you have mis-understood!! he means canadian players from this country going to the NCAA in the states 2 play football!! it's about players not universities!!
January 15, 2014 - 1:07pm
 
als rule
I would like the als to draft WR devon bailey from SFX to go along with last year's draft choice WR damone blackmon from st. mary's!!
January 14, 2014 - 4:50pm
 

Draft Tracker

Pick Team Pos Player
1 Stampeders via OTT OL Lavertu, Pierre
2 Blue Bombers OL Goossen, Matthias
3 Argonauts via EDM RB Coombs, Anthony
4 REDBLACKS via MTL DB Pruneau, Antoine
5 Alouettes via OTT via BC OL Foucault, David
6 Eskimos via TOR WR Bailey, Devon
7 Stampeders DL Smith, Quinn
8 Tiger-Cats via SSK via HAM LB Landry, Beau
9 Tiger-Cats via SSK DL Gill, Evan
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