2014 CFL Draft

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2014 CFL Draft
General information
Date(s) May 13
Time 7:00 PM EDT
Location Toronto
Network(s) TSN
Picks
First selection Pierre Lavertu
Most selections Ottawa Redblacks (9)
Calgary Stampeders (9)
Fewest selections Edmonton Eskimos (5)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5)
CIS selections 59
NCAA selections 6
Overall selections 65

The 2014 CFL Draft took place on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET on TSN. 65 players were chosen from among eligible players from Canadian Universities across the country, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA.[1] A total of 19 trades were made involving draft picks from this year, including six made on draft day itself, with five involving picks from the first round.[2]

The Ottawa Redblacks were scheduled to pick first in each round of the 2013 CFL Draft, and were supposed to have two bonus picks at the end of the draft.[3] Due to stadium delays, Ottawa will join the Canadian Football League in 2014, and those stipulations will be applied to this year's draft instead.[4][5] After the CFL announced that drafts would be expanding to seven rounds, it was stated that this draft would have 63 selections, implying that Ottawa would no longer receive the two bonus picks at the end of the draft.[1] However, after the 2014 draft order was released on February 23, 2014, it was revealed that Ottawa would, indeed, receive two selections at the end of the draft, increasing the total number of draftable players to 65.[6]

Beginning with the 2014 draft, non-import CIS players will be eligible to be selected in the draft three years after completing their first season of eligibility. This eliminates any rookies who sat out or redshirted for their first playing year and would be eligible to return to university. Prior to this change, players were eligible to be selected after their fourth year of post-secondary education. Additionally, for non-import players playing in the NCAA or NAIA, they are now eligible to be selected after completing their senior year. This change eliminates the possibility of NCAA or NAIA students returning to college after being drafted.[7] This change had a significant impact as it was the highest percentage of CIS/CIAU players drafted (90.8%) since 1972 when only Canadian institutions were included in the draft. Additionally, the 59 CIS players drafted was the most since the 1978 CFL Draft when 74 of 90 players drafted came from CIS programs. Finally, only one drafted player, Tchissakid Player, was from a U.S. school (Northwestern State). The other five non-CIS draftees were all from Simon Fraser, the only NCAA member in Canada.

The first round was broadcast live on TSN with CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon announcing the first selection. The production was hosted by Rod Black and featured the CFL on TSN panel which included Duane Forde, Chris Schultz, Paul LaPolice, Farhan Lalji, and Lee Barrette who analyzed the teams' needs and picks.[8] However, the broadcast was not without controversy as viewers initially needed to be subscribed to Bell TV or Rogers TV in order to view online. TSN later recognized the mistake and made the draft viewable to everyone online.[9]

Top prospects[edit]

Source: CFL Scouting Bureau rankings.[10]
Final
Ranking[11]
January
Ranking[12]
September
Ranking[10]
Player Position College
1 1 1 Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Offensive lineman McGill
2 3 3 David Foucault Offensive lineman Montreal
3 2 4 Pierre Lavertu Offensive lineman Laval
4 - - Quinn Smith Defensive lineman Concordia
5 4 2 Devon Bailey Wide receiver St. Francis Xavier
6 6 - Evan Gill Defensive lineman Manitoba
7 15 - Dylan Ainsworth Defensive lineman Western
8 9 - Anthony Coombs Running back Manitoba
9 5 15 Matthias Goossen Offensive lineman Simon Fraser
10 8 8 Andrew Lue Linebacker Queen's
11 13 5 Adam Thibault Defensive back Laval
12 11 12 Casey Chin Linebacker Simon Fraser
13 - - David Ménard Defensive lineman Montreal
14 - - Antoine Pruneau Defensive back Montreal
15 7 6 Beau Landry Linebacker Western
- 10 7 Max Caron Linebacker Concordia
- 12 9 Sam Sabourin Linebacker Queen's
- 14 10 Derek Wiggan Defensive lineman Queen's
- - 11 Kris Bastien Wide receiver Concordia
- - 13 Kit Hillis Wide receiver Saskatchewan
- - 14 Josh Burns Defensive back Windsor

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]

  • Hamilton → Saskatchewan (PD). Hamilton traded this selection, Shomari Williams, and Josh Bartel to Saskatchewan for the ninth and eleventh picks in this year's draft.[13]
  • Saskatchewan → Hamilton (PD). Saskatchewan traded this selection and the eleventh pick in this year's draft to Hamilton for Shomari Williams, Josh Bartel, and the eighth pick in this year's draft.[13]
  • Ottawa → Calgary (PD). Ottawa traded the first overall selection and the playing rights to Marwan Hage to Calgary for Jon Gott.[14]
  • Edmonton → Toronto (D). Edmonton traded this selection and the 21st overall selection to Toronto for the sixth overall selection, the 15th overall selection, Tony Washington, and Otha Foster.[15]
  • Toronto → Edmonton (D). Toronto traded this selection, the 15th overall selection, Tony Washington, and Otha Foster to Edmonton for the third overall selection and the 21st overall selection.[15]
  • BC → Ottawa (D). BC traded this selection to Ottawa for Kevin Glenn.[16]
  • Montreal → Ottawa (D). Montreal traded this selection and the 13th overall selection to Ottawa for the fifth overall selection and the 10th overall selection.[2]
  • Ottawa → Montreal (D). Ottawa traded this selection and the 10th overall selection to Montreal for the fourth overall selection and the 13th overall selection.[2]
  • Saskatchewan → Hamilton (D). Saskatchewan traded this selection to Hamilton for the 11th overall selection and the 17th overall selection.[2]

Round two[edit]

  • Edmonton → BC (PD). Edmonton traded this selection and a second round pick in the 2013 CFL Draft to BC for Mike Reilly and a second round pick in the 2013 CFL Draft.[17]
  • Winnipeg → Saskatchewan (PD). Winnipeg traded this selection and Alex Hall to Saskatchewan for Patrick Neufeld and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 CFL Draft.[18]
  • Saskatchewan → Hamilton (PD). Saskatchewan traded this selection and the ninth pick in this year's draft to Hamilton for Shomari Williams, Josh Bartel, and the eighth pick in this year's draft.[13]
  • Toronto → Edmonton (D). Toronto traded this selection, the sixth overall selection, Tony Washington, and Otha Foster to Edmonton for the third overall selection and the 21st overall selection.[15]
  • Ottawa → Montreal (D). Ottawa traded this selection and the fifth overall selection to Montreal for the fourth overall selection and the 13th overall selection.[2]
  • Montreal → Ottawa (D). Montreal traded this selection and the fourth overall selection to Ottawa for the fifth overall selection and the 10th overall selection.[2]
  • Hamilton → Saskatchewan (D). Hamilton traded two second round selections to Saskatchewan for the eighth overall selection.[2]
  • Saskatchewan → Winnipeg (D). Saskatchewan traded this selection to Winnipeg for the 20th overall selection and the 26th overall selection.[2]

Round three[edit]

  • Hamilton → Calgary (PD). Hamilton traded this selection to Calgary for a sixth-round pick in this year's draft and Geoff Tisdale.[19][20]
  • Saskatchewan → BC (PD). Saskatchewan traded this selection and Justin Harper to BC for Geroy Simon.[21]
  • BC → Calgary (PD). BC traded this selection to Calgary for Steve Myddelton.[22][23]
  • Toronto → Winnipeg (PD). Toronto traded this selection and Marc Parenteau to Winnipeg for Anthony Woodson and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft.[24]
  • Winnipeg → Calgary (PD). Winnipeg traded this selection to Calgary for Chris Randle and the 26th pick in this year's draft.[25]
  • Calgary → Winnipeg (PD). Calgary traded this selection and Chris Randle to Winnipeg for the 24th pick in this year's draft.[25]
  • Ottawa → Calgary (PD). Ottawa traded this selection and a third-round pick in the 2015 CFL Draft to Calgary for Justin Phillips and a third-round selection in this year's draft.[26]
  • Calgary → Ottawa (PD). Calgary traded this selection and Justin Phillips to Ottawa for a third-round selection in this year's draft and a third-round pick in the 2015 CFL Draft.[26]
  • Edmonton → Toronto (D). Edmonton traded this selection and the third overall selection to Toronto for the sixth overall selection, the 15th overall selection, Tony Washington, and Otha Foster.[15]
  • Winnipeg → Saskatchewan (D). Winnipeg traded two third-round selections to Saskatchewan for the 17th overall selection.[2]

Round four[edit]

  • Hamilton → Montreal (PD). Hamilton traded this selection to Montreal for Dahrran Diedrick.[27]
  • Saskatchewan → Toronto (PD). Saskatchewan traded a conditional draft pick to Toronto for Chris Patrick. This pick was originally a conditional pick that became a fourth-round pick.[28]

Round five[edit]

  • Winnipeg → Toronto (PD). Winnipeg traded this selection and Anthony Woodson to Toronto for Marc Parenteau and a third-round pick in this year's draft.[24]
  • Edmonton → Saskatchewan (PD). Edmonton traded a conditional draft pick to Saskatchewan for Hugh Charles. This pick was originally a conditional pick that became a fifth-round pick.[29]
  • Calgary → Montreal (PD). Calgary traded this selection and Larry Taylor to Montreal for the 40th pick in this year's draft. The trade includes conditional picks in the 2015 CFL Draft.[30]
  • Montreal → Calgary (PD). Montreal traded this selection to Calgary for Larry Taylor and the 43rd pick in this year's draft. The trade includes conditional picks in the 2015 CFL Draft.[30]

Round six[edit]

  • Calgary → Hamilton (PD). Calgary traded this selection and Geoff Tisdale to Hamilton for a third-round pick in this year's draft.[19][20]

Round one[edit]

= CFL Division All-Star = CFL All-Star = Hall of Famer
Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
1 Calgary Stampeders (via Ottawa[14]) Pierre Lavertu OL Laval
2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Matthias Goossen OL Simon Fraser
3 Toronto Argonauts (via Edmonton[15]) Anthony Coombs RB Manitoba
4 Ottawa Redblacks (via Montreal[2]) Antoine Pruneau DB Montreal
5 Montreal Alouettes (via Ottawa[2] via BC[16]) David Foucault OL Montreal
6 Edmonton Eskimos (via Toronto[15]) Devon Bailey WR St. Francis Xavier
7 Calgary Stampeders Quinn Smith DL Concordia
8 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Saskatchewan[2] via Hamilton[13]) Beau Landry LB Western Ontario
9 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Saskatchewan[13]) Evan Gill DL Manitoba

Round two[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
10 Montreal Alouettes (via Ottawa[2]) Andrew Lue DB Queen's
11 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Hamilton[2] via Saskatchewan[13] via Winnipeg[18]) Dylan Ainsworth DL Western Ontario
12 BC Lions (via Edmonton[17]) Tchissakid Player OL Northwestern State
13 Ottawa Redblacks (via Montreal[2]) Scott MacDonell WR Queen's
14 BC Lions Pascal Lochard FB Laval
15 Edmonton Eskimos (via Toronto[15]) Aaron Milton RB Toronto
16 Calgary Stampeders Max Caron LB Concordia
17 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (via Saskatchewan[2] via Hamilton[2]) Jesse Briggs LB McGill
18 Saskatchewan Roughriders Alex Pierzchalski WR Toronto

Round three[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
19 Calgary Stampeders (via Ottawa[26]) Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OL McGill
20 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Winnipeg[2]) Johnny Mark K Calgary
21 Toronto Argonauts (via Edmonton[15]) Jaskaran Dhillon OL British Columbia
22 Montreal Alouettes Jeffrey Finley DL Guelph
23 Ottawa Redblacks (via Calgary[26] via BC[22]) Nigel Romick DL Saint Mary's
24 Calgary Stampeders (via Winnipeg[25] via Toronto[24]) Adam Thibault DB Laval
25 Calgary Stampeders Joe Circelli OL Western Ontario
26 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Winnipeg[2] via Calgary[25] via Hamilton[19]) Kristopher Bastien WR Concordia
27 BC Lions (via Saskatchewan[21]) Casey Chin LB Simon Fraser

Round four[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
28 Ottawa Redblacks Aaron Wheaton OL Toronto
29 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Derek Jones DB Simon Fraser
30 Edmonton Eskimos Raye Hartmann DB St. Francis Xavier
31 Montreal Alouettes James Tuck DL York
32 BC Lions David Menard DL Montreal
33 Toronto Argonauts Thomas Miles LB Manitoba
34 Calgary Stampeders Derek Wiggan DL Queen's
35 Montreal Alouettes (via Hamilton[27]) Andrew Smith WR Manitoba
36 Toronto Argonauts (via Saskatchewan[28]) Alexandre Dupuis FB Montreal

Round five[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
37 Ottawa Redblacks Hugo Desmarais OL Laval
38 Toronto Argonauts (via Winnipeg[24]) Eric Black DB Saint Mary's
39 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Edmonton[29]) Matt Webster DB Queen's
40 Calgary Stampeders (via Montreal[30]) Tyler Crapigna K McMaster
41 BC Lions Alexander Fox WR Bishop's
42 Toronto Argonauts Evan Pszczonak WR Windsor
43 Montreal Alouettes (via Calgary[30]) Nick Boyd K/P Manitoba
44 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Christopher Johnson LB Toronto
45 Saskatchewan Roughriders Kyle Paterson OL Regina

Round six[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
46 Ottawa Redblacks Stephon Miller DL Windsor
47 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Quinn Everett DL Mount Allison
48 Edmonton Eskimos Zach Medeiros K/P Montreal
49 Montreal Alouettes Jean-Christophe Beaulieu FB Sherbrooke
50 BC Lions Dylan Roper DL Simon Fraser
51 Toronto Argonauts Tore Corrado WR Simon Fraser
52 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Calgary[19]) Mathieu Girard DL Montreal
53 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Stephen Mawa DL British Columbia
54 Saskatchewan Roughriders Travis Bent LB Concordia

Round seven[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
55 Ottawa Redblacks Vincent Desloges DL Laval
56 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Aram Eisho LB McMaster
57 Edmonton Eskimos Michael Dadzie DL Regina
58 Montreal Alouettes Mackenzie Sarro WR/FB Calgary
59 BC Lions Guillaume Bourassa RB Laval
60 Toronto Argonauts Kirby Fletcher DL Acadia
61 Calgary Stampeders Brian Marshall WR Western Ontario
62 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Martin Pesek DL Acadia
63 Saskatchewan Roughriders Terry Hart OL St. Francis Xavier
64 Ottawa Redblacks Alexandre Bernard LB McGill
65 Ottawa Redblacks Kevin Malcolm LS McMaster

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CFL Draft expanded to seven rounds
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Movers & Shakers: GMs not shy to swap picks
  3. ^ Expansion Draft plan approved
  4. ^ CFL in Ottawa on track for the 2014 season
  5. ^ Ottawa Returning to the Canadian Football League
  6. ^ Draft Tracker 2014
  7. ^ CFL adjusts eligibility rules for Draft
  8. ^ "TSN, TSN.ca and TSN GO provide live coverage of CFL Draft". tsn.ca. 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  9. ^ TSN statement on extended digital coverage of CFL draft
  10. ^ a b CFL Scouting Bureau releases September 2013 rankings, Canadian Football League, 11 September 2013, retrieved 11 September 2013 .
  11. ^ Final Scouting Bureau rankings revealed
  12. ^ CFL Scouting Bureau releases Winter rankings
  13. ^ a b c d e f Back in Green: Williams highlights Riders, Ticats trade
  14. ^ a b REDBLACKS trade 1st overall pick to Stamps
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h Argos trade for third overall pick, select Coombs
  16. ^ a b Ottawa trades Glenn to BC for 5th overall pick
  17. ^ a b Eskimos acquire QB Reilly from Lions
  18. ^ a b Riders acquire rush end Alex Hall in trade with Bombers
  19. ^ a b c d Expansion Draft plan approved
  20. ^ a b Hamilton acquires former Ticat Tidale from Stamps
  21. ^ a b Superman Simon flies to Saskatchewan
  22. ^ a b Lions acquire OL Steve Myddelton from Stampeders
  23. ^ Conditions on Myddelton Draft Pick
  24. ^ a b c d Bombers acquire Parenteau in trade with Argos
  25. ^ a b c d Bombers strike early, acquire Randle
  26. ^ a b c d [1]
  27. ^ a b Ticats acquire Canadian FB Diedrick from Alouettes
  28. ^ a b Argos deal OL Chris Patrick to Riders
  29. ^ a b Eskimos Aquire RB Charles from Riders
  30. ^ a b c d Back where he started: Taylor traded to Montreal


Preceded by
2013 CFL Draft
Canadian College Draft
2014
Succeeded by
2015 CFL Draft