Twist in the Order?: Duvernay-Tardif's stock could drop | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League
Andreane Viau Staff

TORONTO -- The spotlight may be about to fall directly on David Foucault and Pierre Lavertu as Tuesday’s CFL Draft approaches.  The Kansas City Chiefs selected McGill offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif in the sixth round of Saturday’s NFL Draft.

Arguably the most sought-after prospect in the Draft, followed by Foucault and Lavertu, Duvernay-Tardif’s stock could have dropped according to’s resident CIS analyst Justin Dunk.

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“Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is far and away the best prospect eligible for the 2014 Draft, but because he has been selected so high in the NFL Draft it likely hurts his CFL stock because teams in Canada aren't sure when, if ever, (see Danny Watkins as a main example) he will contribute to their team,” Dunk said.

In turn it pushes prospects like David Foucault, Pierre Lavertu and Matthias Goossen up the draft board because Canadian offensive linemen are such an integral part of any CFL franchise.”

The aforementioned three offensive linemen round out the top three on the final 2014 CFL Scouting Bureau.

The Ottawa REDBLACKS hold the first overall pick and with the expansion franchise low on Canadian depth, it is unlikely that they will chance selecting a player that may not be at their training camp.  With immediate impact likely playing a factor, Ottawa may go after one of Lavertu or Foucault with their first selection, leaving the other to Winnipeg.

» A full list of the 2014 CFL Draft Order can be found HERE.

Understanding that Duvernay-Tardif was likely to get a look down south, Dunk selected Ottawa to take Lavertu first overall and for Winnipeg to select Goossen at the second spot in his Version 1 CFL Mock Draft.

In other prospect news, the Baltimore Ravens selected Virginia receiver Brent Urban with the 134th overall pick in the NFL Draft.  Urban was a selection of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2013.

The 2014 CFL Draft runs on Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00pm ET and can be followed live with the Draft Tracker.  The first round of the Draft airs live on TSN.

Fan Comments
The author makes the 6th round pick sound like Duvernay-Tardif's a shoe-in to make the Chiefs roster. I'd consider risking a mid to late round pick & see how things down South play out.
May 11, 2014 - 6:44pm
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of course his stock drops for the CFL draft!! maybe selected in the 3rd or 4th round and will see him in the CFL in 3-4 years!!
May 11, 2014 - 3:38pm

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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