CFL draft still a question mark

Blue Bombers draft co-ordinator Kyle Walters (left) and GM Joe Mack during the 2011 CFL draft. (QMI...

Blue Bombers draft co-ordinator Kyle Walters (left) and GM Joe Mack during the 2011 CFL draft. (QMI Agency/Files)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:49 PM ET

The CFL draft landscape has shifted, just as everyone knew it would, now that the NFL has completed its annual selections of NCAA talent.

Or has it?

No draft-eligible Canadians were picked south of the border over the weekend, but a few got scooped up afterwards when they signed free-agent deals or were invited to mini-camps. Some players got signing bonuses, while others have been promised nothing.

CFL teams must now figure out which players have legitimate chances of sticking around down south and which ones are simply mini-camp bodies without much of a future in the four-down loop.

Some CFL teams need help right away, so they have to think twice about a player who may be a few years from playing in Canada. Other teams are rather well stocked with Canucks and can take a chance on a player who, if they don't pan out down south, could end up being a stud for them in the CFL.


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