OTTAWA - It should be a slam dunk.
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is clearly the best prospect heading into the May 13 CFL Draft.
And the expansion Ottawa RedBlacks have possession of the first pick.
On paper, it sounds like a great football marriage. It makes perfect sense that the RedBlacks would make the McGill University offensive tackle the No. 1 choice.
Not so fast. The CFL is not like the NHL, NFL, NBA or MLB. Being the best doesn't always mean you go No. 1.
As it turns out, having a top CFL prospect that is TOO good is not always good for the team that holds onto that first draft choice. Blame the NFL.
Certainly not out of disrespect for a league that Duvernay holds high regard for, the kid skipped last weekend's CFL Combine, a showcase of the best of the best in Canadian college football.