2012 CFL Draft

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2012 CFL Draft
General information
Date(s) May 3
Time 3:00 PM EST
Location Toronto
Network(s) TSN
Picks
First selection Ben Heenan
Most selections Calgary Stampeders (8)
Fewest selections BC Lions (4)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4)
CIS selections 24
NCAA selections 21
Overall selections 45
CFL Draft
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The 2012 CFL Draft took place on Thursday, May 3, 2012 live at 3:00 PM ET on TSN.[1] 45 players were chosen from among eligible players from Canadian Universities across the country, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA. The Calgary Stampeders had the most selections with eight, while Hamilton had seven picks. The Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes each had six and the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers had five picks. The defending Grey Cup champion BC Lions and the Saskatchewan Roughriders had the fewest selections with just four. A total of three trades involving 11 draft picks in this draft were made on the draft day itself.[2] Of the 45 draft selections, 24 players were drafted from Canadian Interuniversity Sport institutions, which is the lowest percentage of CIS players taken since 2006 (26 of 50, 52%, were selected then).[3] It is also the lowest amount of CIS players taken since the 2000 CFL Draft when just 22 out of 46 players were chosen.

The first two rounds were broadcast live on TSN with CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon announcing each selection. The production was hosted by Rod Black and featured the CFL on TSN panel which included Duane Forde, Chris Schultz, Dave Naylor, Farhan Lalji, Blake Nill, Jeff Cummins, and Stefan Ptaszek who analyzed the teams' needs and picks.[4]

Top prospects[edit]

60 of the top Canadian athletes attended the 2012 CFL Evaluation Camp which took place March 2-4 in Toronto.[5] Below is a table with the CFL Scouting Bureau rankings of the top CFL Draft prospects.[6]

Final
Ranking[7]
January
Ranking[8]
September
Ranking[9]
Player Position College
1 2 - Tyrone Crawford Defensive end Boise State
2 1 1 Ben Heenan Offensive lineman Saskatchewan
3 4 2 Shamawd Chambers Wide receiver Wilfrid Laurier
4 3 3 Austin Pasztor Offensive lineman Virginia
5 6 4 Frédéric Plesius Linebacker Laval
6 12 13 Christo Bilukidi Defensive end Georgia State
7 7 - Ameet Pall Defensive end Wofford
8 - - Jabar Westerman Defensive lineman Eastern Michigan
9 9 8 Simon Charbonneau-Campeau Wide receiver Sherbrooke
10 15 11 Matt Norman Offensive lineman Western Ontario
11 11 6 Ismaël Bamba Wide receiver Sherbrooke
12 14 - Johnny Aprile Wide receiver Queen's
13 - - Justin Capicciotti Defensive lineman Simon Fraser
14 - - Keenan MacDougall Defensive back Saskatchewan
15 5 5 Kirby Fabien Offensive lineman Calgary
- 8 7 Bryce McCall Defensive back Saskatchewan
- 10 - Jason Medeiros Offensive lineman McMaster
- 13 - Arnaud Gascon-Nadon Defensive end Laval
- - 9 Tyson Pencer Offensive lineman Washington State
- - 10 Hasan Hazime Defensive end Akron
- - 12 Austin Anderson Kicker McGill
- - 14 Keynan Parker Defensive back Oregon State
- - 15 Courtney Stephen Defensive back Northern Illinois

Trades[edit]

In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.

Round one[edit]

  • Montreal → BC (PD). Montreal traded this selection to BC for Sean Whyte.[10]
  • Toronto → Edmonton (PD). Toronto traded this selection, Steven Jyles and Grant Shaw to Edmonton for Ricky Ray.[11]
  • Edmonton → BC (D). Edmonton traded this selection and the 20th overall pick in this year's draft to BC for the fourth overall pick, the 14th overall pick, and the 38th overall pick in this year's draft.[2]
  • BC → Edmonton (D). BC traded this selection, the 14th overall pick, and the 38th overall pick in this year's draft to Edmonton for the second overall pick and the 20th overall pick in this year's draft.[2]
  • Hamilton → Winnipeg (D). Hamilton traded this selection to Winnipeg for the eighth overall pick in the 2012 CFL Draft and the 13th overall pick in the 2012 CFL Draft.[2]

Round two[edit]

  • Saskatchewan → Winnipeg (PD). Saskatchewan traded this selection, a fourth round pick in the 2012 CFL Draft, and a conditional draft pick in the 2013 CFL Draft to Winnipeg for Odell Willis and a conditional fifth round draft pick in the 2013 CFL Draft.[12]
  • BC → Edmonton (D). BC traded this selection, the fourth overall pick, and the 38th overall pick in this year's draft to Edmonton for the second overall pick and the 20th overall pick in this year's draft.[2]
  • Winnipeg → Hamilton (D). Winnipeg traded this selection and the 13th overall pick in this year's draft to Hamilton for the third overall pick in this year's draft.[2]
  • Winnipeg → Hamilton (D). Winnipeg traded this selection and the eighth overall pick in this year's draft to Hamilton for the third overall pick in this year's draft.[2]
  • Calgary → Saskatchewan (D). Calgary traded this selection and the 35th overall pick in this year's draft to Saskatchewan for the 15th overall pick in this year's draft and a second round pick in the 2013 CFL Draft.[2]

Round three[edit]

  • BC → Hamilton (PD). BC traded this selection and a conditional pick in the 2013 CFL Draft to Hamilton for Arland Bruce III.[13]
  • Toronto → Winnipeg (PD). Toronto traded this selection and a first round pick in the 2011 CFL Draft to Winnipeg for Steven Jyles. This selection, originally a fourth round pick, could be upgraded to as high as a second round pick, contingent upon the number of games that Jyles plays for Toronto. Jyles played in eight games and this pick became a third round selection.[14]
  • Edmonton → BC (D). Edmonton traded this selection and the second overall pick in this year's draft to BC for the fourth overall pick, the 14th overall pick, and the 38th overall pick in this year's draft.[2]
  • Saskatchewan → Calgary (D). Saskatchewan traded this selection and a second round pick in the 2013 CFL Draft to Calgary for the 12th overall pick in this year's draft and the 35th overall pick in this year's draft.[2]

Round four[edit]

  • BC → Calgary (PD). BC traded this selection and a second round pick in the 2011 CFL Draft to Calgary for Jesse Newman.[15]
  • Edmonton → Toronto (PD). Edmonton traded this selection to Toronto for Delroy Clarke.[16]
  • Saskatchewan → Winnipeg (PD). Saskatchewan traded this selection, a second round pick in the 2012 CFL Draft, and a conditional draft pick in the 2013 CFL Draft to Winnipeg for Odell Willis and a conditional fifth round draft pick in the 2013 CFL Draft.[12]

Round five[edit]

  • Saskatchewan → Winnipeg (PD). Saskatchewan traded this selection, a sixth round pick in the 2010 CFL Draft, Adarius Bowman, Jean-François Morin-Roberge, Brady Browne, and a player from the Roughriders negotiation list to Winnipeg for a fifth round pick in the 2009 CFL Draft, a fifth round pick in the 2011 or 2012 CFL Draft, the option to swap first round picks in the 2010 CFL Draft, Dan Goodspeed, and the rights to Tyler Roehl.[17]
  • Winnipeg → Calgary (PD). Winnipeg traded this selection conditionally to Calgary for Pat MacDonald.[18]
  • Winnipeg → BC (PD). Winnipeg traded this selection conditionally to BC for Kelly Bates.[19]
  • BC → Edmonton (D). BC traded this selection, the fourth overall pick, and the 14th overall pick in this year's draft to Edmonton for the second overall pick and the 20th overall pick in this year's draft.[2]
  • Calgary → Saskatchewan (D). Calgary traded this selection and the 12th overall pick in this year's draft to Saskatchewan for the 15th overall pick in this year's draft and a second round pick in the 2013 CFL Draft.[2]

Round six[edit]

Forfeitures[edit]

  • Winnipeg forfeits their first round selection after selecting Kito Poblah in the 2011 Supplemental Draft.[24]
  • Edmonton forfeits their second round selection after selecting Ted Laurent in the 2011 Supplemental Draft.[25]
  • BC forfeits their sixth round selection after selecting Alex Ellis in the 2011 Supplemental Draft.[26]

Round one[edit]

Rnd. Pick # CFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Saskatchewan Roughriders Heenan, BenBen Heenan OL Saskatchewan CWUAA
1 2 BC Lions Westerman, JabarJabar Westerman DL Eastern Michigan MAC via Edmonton[2] via Toronto[11]
1 3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Pencer, TysonTyson Pencer OL Washington State Pac-12 via Hamilton[2]
1 4 Edmonton Eskimos Pasztor, AustinAustin Pasztor OL Virginia ACC via BC[2] via Montreal[10]
1 5 Calgary Stampeders Pall, AmeetAmeet Pall DE Wofford SoCon
1 6 Edmonton Eskimos Chambers, ShamawdShamawd Chambers WR Wilfrid Laurier OUA
1 - Winnipeg Blue Bombers         Forfeit Pick[24]
1 7 BC Lions Fabien, KirbyKirby Fabien OL Calgary CWUAA

Round two[edit]

Rnd. Pick # CFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
2 8 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Stephen, CourtneyCourtney Stephen DB Northern Illinois MAC via Winnipeg[2] via Saskatchewan[12]
2 9 Toronto Argonauts Laing, CleyonCleyon Laing DL Iowa State Big 12
2 10 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Plesius, FrédéricFrédéric Plesius LB Laval RSEQ
2 11 Montreal Alouettes Lavoie, PatrickPatrick Lavoie RB Laval RSEQ
2 12 Saskatchewan Roughriders Hurl, SamuelSamuel Hurl LB Calgary CWUAA via Calgary[2]
2 - Edmonton Eskimos         Forfeit Pick[25]
2 13 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Rockhill, CarsonCarson Rockhill OL Calgary CWUAA via Winnipeg[2]
2 14 Edmonton Eskimos Capicciotti, JustinJustin Capicciotti DL Simon Fraser GNAC via BC[2]

Round three[edit]

Rnd. Pick # CFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
3 15 Calgary Stampeders MacDougall, KeenanKeenan MacDougall DB Saskatchewan CWUAA via Saskatchewan[2]
3 16 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Aprile, JohnnyJohnny Aprile WR Queen's OUA via Toronto[14]
3 17 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Gascon-Nadon, ArnaudArnaud Gascon-Nadon DE Laval RSEQ
3 18 Montreal Alouettes Adebayo, BoBo Adebayo DL Western Kentucky Sun Belt
3 19 Calgary Stampeders Peach, BillyBilly Peach OL Jacksonville Pioneer
3 20 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Atkinson, MichaelMichael Atkinson DL Boise State MWC via BC[13] via Edmonton[2]
3 21 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Bilukidi, ChristoChristo Bilukidi DE Georgia State Ind.
3 22 BC Lions Norman, MattMatt Norman OL Western Ontario OUA

Round four[edit]

Rnd. Pick # CFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
4 23 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Stephan, ReneRene Stephan LB Harding GAC via Saskatchewan[2]
4 24 Toronto Argonauts Tonye-Tonye, HerveHerve Tonye-Tonye LB Northern Colorado Big Sky
4 25 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Charbonneau-Campeau, SimonSimon Charbonneau-Campeau WR Sherbrooke RSEQ
4 26 Montreal Alouettes Milton, LanceLance Milton DB British Columbia CWUAA
4 27 Calgary Stampeders Erdos, BradleyBradley Erdos OL Simon Fraser GNAC
4 28 Toronto Argonauts Hurst, QuincyQuincy Hurst WR Manitoba CWUAA via Edmonton[16]
4 29 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Thomas, JakeJake Thomas DL Acadia AUS
4 30 Calgary Stampeders Berger, AdamAdam Berger DB Simon Fraser GNAC via BC[15]

Round five[edit]

Rnd. Pick # CFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
5 31 Calgary Stampeders Filer, MikeMike Filer OL Mount Allison AUS via Winnipeg[18] via Saskatchewan[17]
5 32 Toronto Argonauts Willson, LukeLuke Willson TE Rice C-USA
5 33 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Palmer, BoBo Palmer RB Simon Fraser GNAC
5 34 Montreal Alouettes Roy, BrynBryn Roy LB Texas A&M–Commerce LSC
5 35 Saskatchewan Roughriders Régimbald-Gagné, KevinKevin Régimbald-Gagné LB Sherbrooke RSEQ via Calgary[2]
5 36 Edmonton Eskimos Hazime, HasanHasan Hazime DE Akron N/A
5 37 BC Lions Verdone, JordanJordan Verdone LB Calgary CWUAA via Winnipeg[19]
5 38 Edmonton Eskimos King, RyanRyan King LB Saint Mary's AUS via BC

Round six[edit]

Rnd. Pick # CFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
6 39 Saskatchewan Roughriders Bamba, IsmaëlIsmaël Bamba WR Sherbrooke RSEQ
6 40 Toronto Argonauts Crawford, AaronAaron Crawford LB Saint Mary's AUS
6 41 Toronto Argonauts Pierre, SheaShea Pierre DB Windsor N/A via Hamilton[21]
6 42 Montreal Alouettes Parker, KeynanKeynan Parker DB Oregon State Pac-12
6 43 Calgary Stampeders Spence, JordanJordan Spence DL Eastern Oregon N/A
6 44 Montreal Alouettes White, RyanRyan White OL Bishop's N/A via Edmonton[22]
6 45 Calgary Stampeders Desouza, WilkersonWilkerson Desouza LB Toronto N/A via Winnipeg[23]
6 - BC Lions         Forfeit Pick[26]

References[edit]


Preceded by
2011 CFL Draft
Canadian College Draft
2012
Succeeded by
2013 CFL Draft