Last night, the Tiger-Cats made a statement to the league that they are locked on for a major push towards a serious run for the Grey Cup.
The Tiger-Cats made every move they had to make last night. They took a gamble by trading the #5 overall pick to BC for #3 to get a wildcard in Brandon Revenberg, an Offensive Lineman who can do any position as he did in college (Bruce Matthews effect anyone?) as well he was a two time all star in the collegiate level.
The statement continued as they selected the loose cannon of a playmaker, and a college legend in Running Back Mercer Timmis, and a speedster and playmaker in WR Mike Jones, and as well as Linebacker Terrell Davis from UBC in the earlier rounds of the draft.
Here’s the complete draft picks list…
- Brandon Ravenberg OL
- Mercer Timmis RB
- Mike Jones WR
- Terrell Davis LB
- Felix Faubert-Lausier WR
- Elroy Douglas DB
- Michael Barnett LB
- Matt Uren WR
Last week, the Hamilton football community was jaw dropped when the news broke out that Stefan Ptaszek, the man who established the McMaster Marauders football team as a national collegiate powerhouse, was hired as the Offensive Coordinator for the Tiger-Cats.
In regards to the hiring, I like the move. He has the Canadian football knowledge and the prescence as a respected head coach who can quickly adapt to the pro level, with proper due diligence regarding the transition. His track record in the CIS shouldn’t go unnoticed, as well as the offensive production the team delivered as being one of the top teams in the CIS.
Only time will tell if he can produce results in the pro level. Hope for the best.
The CFL draft commences tonight. The Ticats clearly need a complimentary player in the position of offensive line, receiver, and in the secondary.
My suggestion is, barring trade, take Offensive Lineman Dillion Guy from Buffalo or fellow OL Charles Villiancourt from Laval in the first round at #5. Then, the team selects a receiver as a successor to Andy Fantuz. If they couldn’t go with a receiver as their next pick, they can go for a defensive back.
The team needs to keep drafting, then producing quality talent that will take them to the Grey Cup once again.