Top CIS prospects for CFL

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:48 AM ET

The top eight CIS prospects for the Canadian Football League draft, in order of ranking by the CFL scouting bureau:

1. Simeon Rottier -- OL, Alberta

6-foot-6, 286 pounds

First-team all-Canadian last year, Rottier should challenge for a starter's role with his new team. Left tackle brings intensity, skill and aggressiveness.

2. Jamall Lee -- RB, Bishop's

6-foot-1, 215 pounds

Led the CIS in rushing last season with 1,202 yards on 82 carries and then ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds at the CFL combine in March. Son of former CFLer Orville Lee.

3. Etienne Legare -- DL, Laval

6-foot-4, 265 pounds

Named CIS lineman of the year in leading Laval to the Vanier Cup title and has the ability to step in right away. Didn't start playing football until he was 20, switching from basketball.

4. Matt Carter -- SB, Acadia

6-foot-2, 212 pounds

Four-time Atlantic University all-star became known as a big-play guy during his time with the Axemen. Has quickness and a good understanding of the game.

5. Dylan Steenbergen -- OL, Calgary

6-foot-5, 285 pounds

More seasoning will be needed, but he has the proper tools. Played a big role offensive line at Calgary, where the school's single-season rushing record was broken by more than 400 yards.

6. Matt Morencie -- OL, Windsor

6-foot-3, 284 pounds

Was OUA first-team all-star in 2008, following second-team all-star status the year before. Has the ability to play on both sides of the ball and saw time at tight end for Windsor.

7. Dee Sterling -- DL, Queen's

6-foot-4, 235 pounds

Named CIS all-Canadian at defensive tackle last year, with highlight of 5.5 sacks against Laurier on Sept. 13, a half-sack off the CIS record. Intensity and work ethic are traits.

8. Tamon George -- DB, Regina

6-feet-0, 180 pounds

Started final six games and two playoff games at cornerback and tied for second in Canada West with four interceptions. Has uncanny ability to read the play.


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