One lonely Alouette and six other facts about the TSN Top 50

TSN put out their Top 50 CFL players this morning and while there will be plenty of talk around omissions and outright snubs, let’s take a look at seven quick facts about the list.

1. The Bombers have the most players with nine, followed by the Riders, Ticats and Redblacks with seven. The Argos have six players, the Stamps, Esks and Lions have four.

2. The Montreal Alouettes have just a single player on the list: defensive back Tommie Campbell at No. 35.

3 The Riders have four players in the top 15, the most of any team, followed by the Bombers with three. Neither the Ticats or the Alouettes have a player in the Top 15.

4. There is one player – offensive lineman Travis Bond – who doesn’t have a team. He was officially cut by the Riders on Sunday.

5. There are 13 receivers on the list, seven offensive lineman and only six quarterbacks – that’s right, there are more offensive lineman on the list than quarterbacks. There are also eight defensive backs, six linebackers, five defensive linemen and one kicker (Justin Medlock.)

6. Before the big boys get too cocky, six of the seven offensive linemen are ranked in the bottom 25 players while five of the six quarterbacks are in the top 25.

7. 10 of the players on the list are nationals, including Andrew Harris at No. 3 and Alex Singleton at No. 5. But eight of the 10 are in the bottom 25, including four offensive linemen.

The TSN Top 50

1. Mike Reilly, QB, Edmonton Eskimos
2. Bo Levi Mitchell, QB, Calgary Stampeders
3. Andrew Harris, RB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers* 1
4. Solomon Elimimian, LB, BC Lions
5. Alex Singleton, LB, Calgary Stampeders* 2
6. Ricky Ray, QB, Toronto Argonauts
7. Greg Ellingson, REC, Ottawa Redblacks
8. Duron Carter, REC/DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders
9. S.J. Green, REC, Toronto Argonauts
10. Willie Jefferson, DL, Saskatchewan Roughriders
11. James Wilder Jr., RB, Toronto Argonauts
12. Stanley Bryant, OL, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
13. Charleston Hughes, DL, Saskatchewan Roughriders
14. Matt Nichols, QB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
15. Ed Gainey, DB, Saskatchewan Roughriders
16. Bryan Burnham, REC, BC Lions
17. Micah Johnson, DL, Calgary Stampeders
18. Adam Bighill, LB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
19. Trevor Harris, QB, Ottawa Redblacks
20. Derel Walker, REC, Edmonton Eskimos
21. Almondo Sewell, DL, Edmonton Eskimos
22. Brandon Banks, REC/RET, Hamilton Tiger-cats
23. Chris Randle, DB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
24. Diontae Spencer, REC/RET, Ottawa Redblacks
25. Naaman Roosevelt, REC, Saskatchewan Roughriders
26. William Powell, RB, Ottawa Redblacks
27. Sean McEwen, OL, Toronto Argonauts*
28. Kyries Hebert, LB, Ottawa Redblacks
29. Jerome Messam, RB, Saskatchewan Roughriders*
30. TJ Heath, DB, Toronto Argonauts
31. Larry Dean, LB, Hamilton Tiger-cats
32. Richard Leonard, DB, Hamilton Tiger-cats
33. Brendon LaBatte, OL, Saskatchewan Roughriders*
34. Emmanuel Arceneaux, REC, BC Lions
35. Tommie Campbell, DB, Montreal Alouettes
36. Maurice Leggett, LB/DB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
37. Luke Tasker, REC, Hamilton Tiger-cats
38. Ciante Evans, DB, Calgary Stampeders
39. Taylor Loffler, DB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers*
40. Ted Laurent, DL, Hamilton Tiger-cats*
41. Chris Rainey, RB/RET, BC Lions
42. Justin Medlock, K/P, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
43. Darvin Adams, REC, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
44. Matt O’Donnell, OL, Edmonton Eskimos*
45. Chris Van Zeyl, OL, Toronto Argonauts*
46. Travis Bond, OL, free agent
47. Sirvincent Rogers, OL, Ottawa Redblacks
48. Simoni Lawrence, LB, Hamilton Tiger-cats
49. Jeremiah Masoli, QB, Hamilton Tiger-cats
50. Brad Sinopoli, REC, Ottawa Redblacks*
* denotes national player