Scouting the CFL Draft

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:42 AM ET

The Sun's Don Brennan breaks down the first round of today's CFL draft:

1. Calgary Miguel Robede, DL, Laval

The Stamps' defence was the strength of the team last year, but it will be difficult for them to look past Robede.

2. Ottawa Fabio Filice, OL, McMaster

Undersized lineman blocked for Jesse Lumsden at McMaster. Like Robede, opened some eyes at this year's evaluation camp in Ottawa.

3. Saskatchewan Ryan Gottselig, DL, Saskatchewan

They'll stick close to home here by going with this CIS second-team all-Canadian DL from Moose Jaw.

4. Saskatchewan Jean-Francois Ostiguy, OL, Laval

Believed to be coveted by 'Riders offensive co-ordinator Marcel Bellefeuille. Two-time college all-star listed at 333 lbs.

5. Ottawa Jeff Piercy, RB, Saskatchewan

Renegades coach Joe Paopao raved about Huskies RB following the CFL combine. Need immediate help at fullback, so they'll pass on Lumsden.

6. Hamilton Jesse Lumsden, RB, McMaster

The Tiger-Cats can afford to wait for CIS record-setter Lumsden, who signed a free-agent contract with NFL's Seattle Seahawks.

7. Saskatchewan Chris Best, OL, Duke

More help for the 'Rider offensive line here. Massive (6-foot-5, 305 lbs.) blocker is listed as a guard, but also has ability to line up at tackle.

8. British Columbia Martin Lapostolle, Indiana

Wally Buono may try to trade up for Robede. The Lions also like Filice. If he's gone, they'll likely take a DL. Adrian Baird (Ottawa) also a possibility.

9. Toronto Raymond Fontaine, LB, Kentucky

No immediate needs. Fontaine, an Ottawa native and outstanding prospect who is going back to school, could be the heir apparent to Keven Eiben.

(NOTE: WINNIPEG, EDMONTON AND MONTREAL DO NOT HAVE FIRST-ROUND PICKS)


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