Cream of Canadian crop

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:30 PM ET

1. Philip Blake

OL, Baylor

Born: Nov. 27, 1985

Toronto

6-foot-3, 315 pounds

* Will not participate in evaluation camp as he has one year of eligibility left at Baylor. Made the transition this past season to centre from right tackle.

2. Scott Mitchell

LT, Rice

Born: Sept. 10, 1989

Ottawa

6-foot-4, 295 pounds

* Odds-on favourite to go first overall. Started 38 consecutive games at left tackle before a foot injury in Week 8 last season ended his college career.

3. Anthony Parker

SB, Calgary

Born: Nov. 21, 1989

Okotoks, alta.

6-foot-2, 215 pounds

* Son of former Stampeders running back Anthony Parker. Teams undoubtedly will ask him about uncharacteristically poor performance in 2010 Vanier cup after otherwise solid career with the Dinos.

4. Vaughn Martin

DE, Western/San Diego (NFL)

Born: April 18, 1986

London, Ont.

6-foot-4, 330 pounds

* Signed a four-year contract with the San Diego Chargers in July 2009. Not coming soon to a CFL stadium near you.

5. Tyler Holmes

OL, Tulsa

Born: N/A

Ottawa

6-foot-4, 305 pounds

* Has NFL aspirations and will not participate in evaluation camp with one year of college eligibility remaining. Son of former CFL running back Richard Holmes.

6. Moe Petrus

C, Connecticut

Born: Feb. 22, 1986

St. Laurent, Que.

6-foot-2, 292 pounds

* Another high-end prospect who has one year left of college eligibility and will not participate this weekend. Started all 12 games last season and was named to all-Big East second team.

7. Nathan Coehoorn

WR, Calgary

Born: Sept. 17, 1986

Redcliff, Alta.

6-foot-2, 220 pounds

* Leads a solid group of receivers who are draft prospects. A Canada West all-star for three seasons in a row, also led Canada West with 494 punt-return yards.

8. Matt O'Donnell

OT, Queen's

Born: N/A

Kingston, Ont.

6-foot-10, 329 pounds

* Did not miss a game in four years with the Golden Gaels. Thanks to his mountain-like size, has been compared to former CFL linemen Chris Walby and Miles Gorrell.

9. Renaldo Sagesse

DT, Michigan

Born: Dec. 23, 1986

Montreal

6-foot-4, 289 pounds

* Was four-year letterman at Michigan and appeared in 35 games. Recorded a career-high three tackles in game at Penn State last October.

10. Henoc Muamba

LB, St. Francis Xavier

Born: N/A

Mississauga, Ont.

6-feet, 230 pounds

* Named CIS defensive player of the year in 2010. Fourth in the country last season with 63.5 tackles in eight games and led AUS with 47 solo tackles.

11. Hugh O'Neill

P/K, Alberta

Born: N/A

Edmonton

6-foot-2, 185 pounds

* Four-time Canada West all-star averaged 41.4 yards a punt in four years and made 59 of 80 field-goal attempts. Was a linebacker prior to university and likes to make tackles on opponents' returns.

12. Pascal Baillargeon

OG, Laval

Born: Feb. 19, 1986

St-Anselme, Que.

6-foot-5, 300 pounds

* Named to CIS first all-star team for 2010 season after he was a unanimous selection for QUFL all-star team. Quickness and ability to make decisions on the line are an asset.

13. Anthony Barrette

OT, Concordia

Born: N/A

Verdun, Que.

6-foot-5, 320 pounds

* Coming off a fine university career, cracked CIS second all-star team after he was named to QUFL first all-star team.

14. Matt Walter

RB, Calgary

Born: July 20, 1989

Calgary

5-foot-10, 210 pounds

* Three years in a row was a Canada West all-star. Recorded his 30th career touchdown in October, becoming 33rd player in CIS history to score 30 touchdowns.

15. Jade Etienne

WR, Saskatchewan

Born: N/a

Deer Valley, Sask.

6-foot-3, 180 pounds

* Named first-team all Canadian in Canada West after averaging 103 yards receiving in seven games for the Huskies. Originally a kicker, had just two catches before 2010 season.


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