Published on April 30, 2008 9:20 PM by dbo.
The 2008 CFL Draft was the most covered in the media in my memory, with media outlets writing about the players, the picks and the trades. The draft also proved interesting, with some last minute trades involving draft picks and some surprises from the predicted course.
Leading up to the draft, the situation of the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos were examined among others. University of Sherbrooke receiver Samuel Giguère’s draft situation was also summarized in an article on cfl.ca. Before moving on to the actual draft, you may want to brush up on the history of the Canadian Football League College Draft.
To follow the draft, you needed the 2008 draft order, and to know about last minute trades involving draft picks. As expected, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats selected DB Dylan Barker from the University of Saskatchewan as the first pick overall. TSN’s coverage, a first time for a CFL draft, was well received. For those who were not able to follow the draft live, a close look at the picks in the first two rounds and a listing of all players selected in the six round draft might deserve review. An analysis of the picks shows the CIS continues to be a solid resource for the Canadian Football League.