March 22, 2016

2016 CFL Mock Draft 2.0: Couture’s stock skyrockets

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With the CFL Combine in the rearview mirror, let’s take a look at how what went down in Toronto may have changed the top of the draft.


John Williamson1. SSK
Josiah St. John, OL
Toronto (Oklahoma)

Athletic tackle prospect leads the pack to go No. 1 overall for now.



Stephane Gaudreau

2. MTL
Charles Vaillancourt, OL
Coaticook, Que. (Laval)

It would be hard for the Als to pass on a pro-ready blocker, and after securing an O-lineman they could go after a receiver in round two.


Johany Jutras/CFL.ca3. BC
Michael Couture, OL
Burnaby, B.C. (Simon Fraser)

Local product might prove to be a mainstay on the Lions’ line.


Martin Bouchard/Laval

4. TOR
Jason Lauzon-Seguin, OL
Pointe-Claire, Que. (Laval)

Least hyped of the three Laval linemen in the 2016 class, talented nonetheless.



Johany Jutras/CFL5. HAM
Brian Jones, REC
Enfield, N.S. (Acadia)

The east coast product was the star of the 2016 CFL Combine. Jones provides the Ticats with a new age Andy Fantuz.


Yan Doublet/Laval

6. CGY
Philippe Gagnon, OL
L’Ancienne-Lorette, Que. (Laval)

For a third straight draft the Stamps take a Rouge et Or grad in the first round.


Johany Jutras/CFL.ca7. OTT
Roman Grozman, OL
Tel-Aviv, Israel (Concordia)

Some of the REDBLACKS’ Canadian hogs are due to become free agents – stocking up at that position is always prudent.


Southern Illinois University8. EDM
Anthony Thompson, DB
Montreal (Southern Illinois)

Thompson’s fast, aggressive and carries himself with a swagger that Ed Hervey would like.


Grand Valley State Athletics9. WPG
Brandon Revenberg, OL
Essex, Ont. (Grand Valley State)

A three-year starter for the Lakers, Revenberg played every position up front.