With the 2018 NFL draft in the books, it’s time to take a look at which prospects may end up where and why.
Many of the picks below differ from my first mock draft, found here.
1. Montreal Alouettes — OL Trey Rutherford, UConn
A stud athlete with the ability to play both guard and tackle, Montreal uses the first pick in the draft to select a player who should be a fixture on their offensive line for years to come.
2. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — REC Mark Chapman, Central Michigan
Hamilton lands the most polished Canadian receiver prospect the draft has seen in years.
3. B.C. Lions — OL Peter Godber, Rice
The Lions land the draft’s heaviest lifter who could look to become a day-one starter at guard.
4. Ottawa Redblacks — OL David Knevel, Nebraska
The Redblacks add the behemoth offensive lineman (6’9, 315) who has the potential to start in the CFL at offensive tackle.
5. Saskatchewan Roughriders — REC Rashaun Simonise, Calgary
The ‘Canadian Duron Carter’ joins the original Duron Carter in Riderville where his athleticism and natural ability will be most coveted.
6. Edmonton Eskimos — DB Godrey Onyeka, Wilfrid Laurier
Onyeka could be the hard-hitting safety that Edmonton needs to round out their vaunted defence.
7. Winnipeg Blue Bombers — OL Mark Korte, Alberta
The most athletic lineman available in this year’s draft, Korte will be given time to continue developing his frame before one day entering the starting line-up.
8. Calgary Stampeders — OL Ryan Sceviour, Calgary
The Stamps go local to grab a versatile lineman with quicks and a pro-ready body.
9. Toronto Argonauts — DB Jackson Bennett, Ottawa
I believe Jackson could be the first Canadian prospect in a long time with the potential to start at the league’s ultra-tough strong-side linebacker position.
10. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — OL Andrew Pickett, Guelph
Pickett has a pro-ready frame and will be able to contribute in a depth role right away.
11. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — DL Julien Laurent, Georgia State
The Tabbies add the draft’s top interior defensive lineman to continue building depth behind perennial all-star Ted Laurent.
12. B.C. Lions — DB Isaiah Guzylak-Messam, Wilfrid Laurier
An impressive athlete with a long frame, Guzylak-Messam has the ability to play both cornerback and safety.
13. Ottawa Redblacks — REC Daniel Petermann, McMaster
Brad Sinopoli recently reached the age of thirty and it’s time for Ottawa to begin developing talent behind him.
14. Saskatchewan Roughriders — OL Darius Ciraco, Calgary
The Riders grab a stout offensive lineman to continue building depth in the trenches.
15. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — RB David Mackie, Western
A smooth runner, Mackie will contribute as both a long snapper and pass-catcher out of the backfield.
16. Winnipeg Blue Bombers — OL Ryan Hunter, Bowling Green
The Bombers draft the first ‘future’ of the draft in this guard/tackle who is currently a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
17. Calgary Stampeders — OL Dakoda Shepley, UBC
Calgary grabs the second ‘future’ of the draft with this undrafted member of the New York Jets.
18. Toronto Argonauts — OL Arnaud Gendron-Dumouchel, Montreal
The gargantuan Francophone (6’9, 310) joins the Argos as a potential future starter at offensive tackle.
19. Montreal Alouettes — DL Bo Banner, Central Washington
Montreal acquire some depth behind free agent addition Jamaal Westerman with the draft’s best pass rusher.
20. Hamilton Tiger-Cats — DB Jordan Beaulieu, Western
Beaulieu provides the Tabbies with help on special teams as well as depth behind starting safety Courtney Stephen.
21. B.C. Lions — LB Micah Teitz, Calgary
The Lions scoop up arguably the best linebacker in the draft for some much-needed depth and help on special teams.
22. Ottawa Redblacks — DL Brett Wade, Calgary
Wade doesn’t have the highest ceiling — he’s already in his mid-twenties — but should be able to contribute right away for an Ottawa team that lost Zach Evans to free agency.
23. Montreal Alouettes — REC Regis Cibasu, Montreal
The Alouettes grab a local pass catcher who has the size to contribute on special teams.
24. Toronto Argonauts — LB Paul Kozachuk, Toronto
The Argos go somewhat off the board to gran an ultra-athletic local product who will make an immediate impact on special teams.
25. Calgary Stampeders — DL Mathieu Breton, Bishop’s
A physical specimen at 6-foot-8, 275 pounds, Breton will likely be moved to the offensive side of the ball after draft day.
26. Winnipeg Blue Bombers — REC Marco Dubois, Laval
Dubois may contribute as a receiver in time, but his best value is as a special teams ace with great size and athleticism.