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May 10, 2016

2016 CFL Mock Draft 4.0: A new No. 1 overall?

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Josiah St. John was No. 1 the whole way but a last minute change sees Vaillancourt move ahead. Meanwhile a run of O-linemen opens up the draft.

After a long wait the CFL Draft is finally upon. That means our final 2016 mock.

 

Stephane Gaudreau

1. SSK
Charles Vaillancourt, OL
Coaticook, Que. (Laval)

Riders assistant general manager John Murphy was with Calgary for the last two drafts where the Stampeders selected Laval offensive linemen in round one. Plus, Chris Jones was in the Eskimos draft room when the team picked Rouge et Or blocker Danny Groulx in 2015.


 

Martin Bouchard/Laval

2. MTL
Jason Lauzon-Seguin, OL
Pointe-Claire, Que. (Laval)

Strong and smooth-moving, the Alouettes know Lauzon-Seguin well with him developing in Montreal’s backyard.

 


Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

3. BC
Michael Couture, OL
Burnaby, B.C. (Simon Fraser)

It almost seems like this pick is too obvious with Couture being born and raised on the Left coast.


 

John Williamson

4. TOR
Josiah St. John, OL
Toronto (Oklahoma)

With the Argonauts likely starting five Canadian offensive linemen, Toronto could feel fortunate to have St. John be available at No. 4.


Scott Walstrom/NIU Athletics

5. HAM
Juwan Brescacin, REC
Mississauga, Ont. (Northern Illinois)

Hamilton could start grooming Brescacin as an eventual replacement for Andy Fantuz. If the Ticats aren’t concerned with Brian Jones’ scaphoid bone injury he could possibly be the pick.


 

Grand Valley State Athletics

6. CGY
Brandon Revenberg, OL
Essex, Ont. (Grand Valley State)

Despite not being ranked in the final CFL Scouting Bureau, teams covet Revenberg’s services.


 

Virginia Media Relations7. OTT
Trent Corney, DL
Brockville, Ont. (Virginia)

Out goes one Canadian defensive end (Justin Capicciotti) and in comes another. Corney is an athletic freak.

 


 

MSU Bobcats

8. EDM
Alex Singleton, LB
Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Montana State)

The Eskimos like Adam Konar and combined with Singleton that could give Edmonton another starting ratio option.


 

Johany Jutras CFL.ca9. WPG
Philippe Gagnon, OL
L’Ancienne-Lorette, Que. (Laval)

Only four offensive linemen with Canadian passports are on the roster, Winnipeg needs to add to that number.