Ticats get two “top players” in CFL Draft (audio)

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It may have been the wildest opening round in the history of the CFL Draft.

Six trades were made in the first round involving every team except for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Ticats traded their 11th and 17th overall selections to Saskatchewan for the 8th overall pick.

With the 8th pick in round 1, Hamilton took Western linebacker Beau Landry and then grabbed Manitoba defensive lineman Evan Gill 9th overall.

Ticats GM and head coach Kent Austin says they “got two of our top five rated players” on their draft board.

Austin says Landry “is a good football player” and a “guy who knows how to play the game and play physical.”

Austin says the Mustangs linebacker is “going to be a really good special teams player initially for us.”

He says getting the player they really coveted was going to be “a really big long shot,” but he admitted that he didn’t think Landry and Gill would be available at 8th and 9th overall.

Hamilton also selected U-of-T linebacker Christopher Johnson (44th), and defensive linemen Mathieu Girard of Montreal (52nd), Stephen Mawa from UBC (53rd) and Martin Pesek of Acadia (62nd).

The expansion Ottawa RedBlacks got the ball rolling on the trade frenzy when they dealt away the first overall selection to Calgary.

The Stampeders sent offensive lineman Jon Gott to Ottawa for the #1 overall pick as well as the playing rights to retired Ticats centre Marwan Hage.

The 28-year-old Gott was drafted by the Stamps in the fifth round of the 2008 CFL Draft after playing at Boise State and was a West Division All-Star in 2013.

Calgary used the 1st pick on Laval offensive lineman Pierre Lavertu.

Winnipeg used the 2nd overall pick on Simon Fraser offensive lineman Matthias Goossen.

Toronto picked up Edmonton’s 3rd overall selection via a trade that sees offensive lineman Tony Washington off to the Eskimos.

The Argos used the pick to take Manitoba running back Anthony Coombs.

The RedBlacks traded QB Kevin Glenn to BC in return for the Lions 5th overall selection.

Ottawa then flipped that pick to Montreal, in return for the Alouettes 4th overall selection, and used its first ever draft pick on University of Montreal defensive back Antoine Pruneau.

The Alouettes took Montreal OL David Foucault at #5.

With the sixth overall selection, Edmonton took St. Francis Xavier receiver Davon Bailey.

Calgary grabbed Queen’s defensive lineman Quinn Smith 7th.

The top ranked player in the CFL Draft, McGill offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, was not taken in the first round.

Austin calls Duvernay-Tardif the best o-line prospect that he has seen from Canada in a long time, but didn’t take him because “he has a chance to stick” in the NFL.

The Sainte Hilaire, Quebec native was selected in last weekend’s NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Calgary selected Duvernay-Tardif with the first pick in the 3rd round.

Three McMaster players were drafted on Tuesday night.

Kicker Tyler Crapigna went in the 5th round to the Stampeders, Winnipeg selected linebacker Aram Eisho in round 6, and long snapper Kevin Malcolm was the last pick in the draft and is off to Ottawa.

2014 CFL Draft Results
Pick Player Pos School Team
Round 1
1 Lavertu, Pierre OL Laval Calgary Stampeders via OTT
2 Goossen, Matthias OL Simon Fraser Winnipeg Blue Bombers
3 Coombs, Anthony RB Manitoba Toronto Argonauts via EDM
4 Pruneau, Antoine DB Montreal Ottawa REDBLACKS via MTL
5 Foucault, David OL Montreal Montreal Alouettes via OTT via BC
6 Bailey, Devon WR St. Francis Xavier Edmonton Eskimos via TOR
7 Smith, Quinn DL Concordia Calgary Stampeders
8 Landry, Beau LB Western Hamilton Tiger-Cats via SSK via HAM
9 Gill, Evan DL Manitoba Hamilton Tiger-Cats via SSK
Round 2
1 Lue, Andrew DB Queen’s Montreal Alouettes via Ott
2 Ainsworth, Dylan DL Western Saskatchewan Roughriders via HAM via SSK via WPG
3 Player, Tchissakid OL Northwestern State BC Lions via EDM
4 MacDonell, Scott WR Queen’s Ottawa REDBLACKS via MTL
5 Lochard, Pascal FB Laval BC Lions
6 Milton, Aaron RB Toronto Edmonton Eskimos via TOR
7 Caron, Max LB Concordia Calgary Stampeders
8 Briggs, Jesse LB McGill Winnipeg Blue Bombers via SSK via HAM
9 Pierzchalski, Alex WR Toronto Saskatchewan Roughriders
Round 3
1 Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent OL McGill Calgary Stampeders via OTT
2 Mark, John K Calgary Saskatchewan Roughriders via WPG
3 Dhillon, Jaskaran DL UBC Toronto Argonauts via EDM
4 Finley, Jeffrey DL Guelph Montreal Alouettes
5 Romick, Nigel DL Saint Mary’s Ottawa REDBLACKS via CGY via BC
6 Thibault, Adam DB Laval Calgary Stampeders via WPG via TOR
7 Circelli, Joe OL Western Calgary Stampeders
8 Bastien, Kristopher WR Concordia Saskatchewan Roughriders via WPG via CGY via HAM
9 Chin, Casey LB Simon Fraser BC Lions via SSK
Round 4
1 Wheaton, Aaron OL Toronto Ottawa REDBLACKS
2 Jones, Derek DB Simon Fraser Winnipeg Blue Bombers
3 Hartmann, Raye DB St. Francis Xavier Edmonton Eskimos
4 Tuck, James DL York Montreal Alouettes
5 Menard, David DL Montreal BC Lions
6 Miles, Thomas LB Manitoba Toronto Argonauts
7 Wiggan, Derek DL Queen’s Calgary Stampeders
8 Smith, Andrew WR Manitoba Montreal Alouettes via HAM
9 Dupuis, Alexandre FB Montreal Toronto Argonauts via SSK
Round 5
1 Desmarais, Hugo OL Laval Ottawa REDBLACKS
2 Black, Eric DB Saint Mary’s Toronto Argonauts via WPG
3 Webster, Matt DB Queen’s Saskatchewan Roughriders via EDM
4 Crapigna, Tyler K McMaster Calgary Stampeders via MTL
5 Fox, Alexander WR Bishop’s BC Lions
6 Pszczonak, Evan WR Windsor Toronto Argonauts
7 Boyd, Nick K/P Manitoba Montreal Alouettes via CGY
8 Johnson, Christopher LB Toronto Hamilton Tiger-Cats
9 Paterson, Kyle OL Regina Saskatchewan Roughriders
Round 6
1 Miller, Stephon DL Windsor Ottawa REDBLACKS
2 Everett, Quinn DL Mount Allison Winnipeg Blue Bombers
3 Medeiros, Zackary K/P Montreal Edmonton Eskimos
4 Beaulieu, Jean-Christophe FB Sherbrooke Montreal Alouettes
5 Roper, Dylan DL Simon Fraser BC Lions
6 Corrado, Tore WR Simon Fraser Toronto Argonauts
7 Girard, Mathieu DL Montreal Hamilton Tiger-Cats via CGY
8 Mawa, Stephen DL UBC Hamilton Tiger-Cats
9 Bent, Travis LB Concordia Saskatchewan Roughriders
Round 7
1 Desloges, Vincent DL Laval Ottawa REDBLACKS
2 Eisho, Aram LB McMaster Winnipeg Blue Bombers
3 Dadzie, Michael DL Regina Edmonton Eskimos
4 Sarro, Mackenzie WR/FB Calgary Montreal Alouettes
5 Bourassa, Guillaume RB Laval BC Lions
6 Fletcher, Kirby DL Acadia Toronto Argonauts
7 Marshall, Brian WR Western Calgary Stampeders
8 Pesek, Martin DL Acadia Hamilton Tiger-Cats
9 Hart, Terry OL St. Francis Xavier Saskatchewan Roughriders
10 Bernard, Alexandre LB McGill Ottawa REDBLACKS
11 Malcolm, Kevin LS McMaster Ottawa REDBLACKS


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