Revisiting the pre-draft Scouting Bureau | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League Staff

TORONTO -- With less than 24 hours until the 2014 CFL Draft, takes a look back at the final Scouting Bureau rankings, released in late April.

For the third-straight ranking, McGill offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is the top ranked prospect, though he was selected by the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Draft last weekend.

Duvernay-Tardif is followed by two other offensive linemen - David Foucault from Université de Montréal is ranked second and Pierre Lavertu from Laval is third.

Rounding out the top five is the biggest mover on the list Quinn Smith, who entered the rankings after not being on the first two lists. Smith, however, might see his stock drop as a result of testing positive for a banned substance at the CFL Combine. In the fifth slot is St. Francis Xavier wide receiver, Devon Bailey.


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

Université de Montréal has three players on the list, the most by any one school. Laval, Manitoba, McGill, Simon Fraser and Western each have a pair of prospects on the list.

Smith, David Menard and Antoine Pruneau joined the list after not being ranked in the winter edition in January, while Max Caron, Sam Sabourin and Derek Wiggan did not reach the spring edition after being listed in the winter edition.

After a great showing at the National CFL Combine, Dylan Ainsworth soared from the 15th spot in the winter edition to the seventh spot in the spring edition.

The province of Quebec is represented with six hometown prospects. Following Quebec is Ontario with four, BC with three and Manitoba has two.

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

 Here is the Full Ranking:

Final Scouting Bureau Ranking
Rank Name Position School
1 (1)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OL McGill
2 (3)
David Foucault OL Montreal
3 (2)
Pierre Lavertu OL Laval
4 (--)
Quinn Smith DL Concordia
5 (4)
Devon Bailey WR St. Francis Xavier
6 (6)
Evan Gill DL Manitoba
7 (15)
Dylan Ainsworth DL Western
8 (9)
Anthony Coombs RB Manitoba
9 (5)
Matthias Goossen OL Simon Fraser
10 (8)
Andrew Lue LB Queen's
11 (13)
Adam Thibault DB Laval
12 (11)
Casey Chin LB Simon Fraser
13 (--)
David Menard DL Montreal
14 (-)
Antoine Pruneau DB Montreal
15 (7)
Beau Landry LB Western
Fan Comments
Eddy Pea
Is there any place where I can find a final ranking for the first 5 or 6 rounds (top 50 - 55 players)?
May 05, 2014 - 8:36am
als rule
any word yet on where FAs DT keron williams, DT ted laurent & MLB robert McCune may sign?!! any news on montreal's 2 remaining FAs QB neiswander and KR devine?!!
April 23, 2014 - 8:14pm
als rule
will CFL.CA ever keep their transaction wire up to date?!!
April 23, 2014 - 7:49pm
No shock there that Quinn Smith was on the list. What a work horse he is...I hope my team gets him.
April 23, 2014 - 7:57am
Surprised Jesse Briggs did not make it to the top 15. His combine results were stellar!
April 22, 2014 - 6:04pm
als rule
montreal should select WR devon bailey BUT what maybe a shocker OL duvernay-tardif (will still be available as teams will be scared off by his selection in the NFL draft)will be als GM popp's selection in the 1st round!! as montreal can wait on his return to the CFL just like they did with #59 T josh bourke!!
April 22, 2014 - 12:03pm
So now you are reading Popp's mind and know who he is going to pick?? LOL!!
April 22, 2014 - 10:02pm
als rule
@TFmcb: which is lite years ahead of how you read austin's mind!! LOL LOL LOL
April 23, 2014 - 6:50pm
What we need is an idea of who goes from 15 to 50, top 15 is pretty much a no brainer.
April 22, 2014 - 11:05am
Riders should either trade up to get Devon Bailey, or take a linebacker. We have gotten a pretty solid O-line through the draft and free agency, so Taman needs to think outside his safe zone when picking this year.
April 22, 2014 - 9:42am

Draft Tracker

Pick Team Pos Player
1 REDBLACKS OL Mateas, Alex
2 Blue Bombers OL Chungh, Sukh
3 Argonauts OL McEwen, Sean
4 Alouettes DB Ackie, Chris
5 Lions DL Mrabure-Ajufo, Ese
6 Roughriders WR Demski, Nic
7 Eskimos OL Groulx, Danny
8 Alouettes via HAM OL Ruby, Jacob
9 Stampeders OL Lavoie, Karl
Bench Press
 Byron Archambault (17) 41 reps
40-Yard Dash
 Tevaughn Campbell  4.355
Vertical Jump
 Chris Ackie 40.0"
Broad Jump
 Chris Ackie 10'11.50"
Shuttle  Byron Archambault  4.18
3-Cone  Nic Demski  6.91

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