- Simeon Rottier, offensive line, Alberta — Selected No. 1 overall by Hamilton.
- Jamall Lee, running back, Bishop's — As expected, the B.C. Lions traded up to select the Port Coquitlam native at No. 3. The TSN panel debated the possibility of the Lions using Lee as a slotback instead of at tailback. Chris Schultz, if memory serves was adamant that Lee is a tailback.
- Étienne Légaré, defensive line, Laval — Went No. 2 to Toronto. The Argonauts have often reached for players who are on more of a NFL track. Légaré is more CFL-ready.
- Matt Carter, slotback, Acadia — Went No. 5 to B.C. TSN, which did a bang-up job airing the first two rounds, noted that Carter was a late-comer to football, since he was a competitive skier. As they put it, he could end up competing in Vancouver in 2010, but for the Lions, not for Canada.
- Dylan Steenbergen, offensive line, Calgary — Went No. 7 to Montréal.
- Matt Morencie, offensive line, Windsor — The first player to slip out of Round 1, going to B.C. in the third round (21st overall).
- Dee Sterling, defensive line, Queen's — Taken in the second round (12th overall) by Edmonton. First player taken out of the OUA.
- Tamon George, defensive back, Regina — They got this one right, since his home-province Saskatchewan Roughriders took George at No. 9 overall, the first pick of the second round. (Saskatchewan didn't have a first-rounder.) The 'Riders are pretty friendly to Canadian defensive backs, and the best of luck to George in becoming a ratio-buster as a Canadian cornerback.
There is joke that makes light of the CFL's historical reluctance to play Canadians at certain positions. " 'A cornerback from the CIS? He won't be playing much 'CB' ... 'Yes, he will: Canadian Backup.' " The TSN guys were confident that George will get a chance to break through that artificial-grass ceiling, so to speak.
- Matt Morris, defensive back, Toronto — Undrafted. Mike Morris from UBC was drafted 19th overall by Winnipg.
- James Yurichuk, linebacker, Bishop's — The first player to jump the queue, going to B.C. with the No. 4 overall pick. A real coup for the Gaiters.
- Scott McHenry, slotback, Saskatchewan — Taken in the fourth round (32nd overall) by Calgary.
- Jonathan Pierre-Étienne, defensive line, Montréal — Taken in the fifth round (37th overall) by B.C., which has a pretty decent Canadian pass rusher named Brent Johnston.
- Steve Myddelton, offensive line, St. Francis Xavier — Fourth round (30th overall) to Calgary. Veteran tackle Jeff Pilon will not play forever, but TSN analyst Duane Fordes Stampeders draft preview noted they have six Canadian O-linemen already on the roster. Calgary is deep in Canadian backs and receivers.
- Mike Cornell, linebacker, Ottawa — Undrafted.
- Stan Van Sichem, defensive line, Regina — Fourth round (25th overall) to the Alouettes.
Football: How did the CFL scouting bureau's list stand up?
It might be worthwhile to see how the CFL scouting bureau's list of top Canadian Interuniversity Sport talent stands up to the actual selections. The list is an aggregation of what the league is told by scouts and personnel people, it's not etched in stone. Still,