Forde: Montreal Alouettes Draft Primer

Duane Forde
5/3/2013 12:09:09 PM
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Current Non-Import Roster

# Name POS HT WT University
55 Barrette, Anthony OL 6'5 320 Concordia
64 Bomben, Ryan OL 6'4 305 Guelph
59 Bourke, Josh OL 6'7 315 Grand Valley State
58 Brodeur-Jourdain Luc OL 6'2 309 Laval
57 Flory, Scott OL 6'4 296 Saskatchewan
51 Matte, Kristian OL 6'4 296 Concordia
54 Perrett, Jeff OL 6'7 320 Tulsa
67 White, Ryan OL 6'4 290 Bishop's
60 Woodruff, Andrew OL 6'3 320 Boise State
9 Deslauriers, Eric WR 6'4 206 Eastern Michigan
87 Millington, Ezra WR 6'0 195 Ottawa
25 Messam, Jerome RB 6'3 245 Graceland
30 Diedrick, Dahrran FB 6'0 226 Nebraska
81 Lavoie, Patrick FB 6'2 240 Laval
82 Zaleski, Jerod FB 6'4 235 Langley Rams
12 Quinlan, Kyle QB 6'3 205 McMaster
98 Adebayo, Bo DL 6'4 268 Western Kentucky
90 Ihekwoaba, Chima DL 6'4 255 Wilfrid Laurier
40 Pall, Ameet DL 6'0 245 Wofford
10 Brouillette, Marc-Olivier LB 6'1 222 Montreal
38 Dublanko, Curtis LB 6'0 235 North Dakota
41 Emry, Shea LB 6'0 228 UBC
44 Ridgeway, Brian LB 6'3 210 Simon Fraser
16 Roy, Bryn LB 6'1 225 Texas A&M-Commerce
26 Carter, Michael DB 5'10 175 Maryland
46 Graves, Kyle DB 6'3 220 Acadia
42 Hollohan, Dylan DB 5'10 183 St. Francis Xavier
24 Milton, Lance DB 5'11 175 UBC
36 Townsend, Daryl DB 6'1 198 Windsor
6 Whyte, Sean K/P 5'9 175 Santa Monica
73 Dion, William K 5'11 210 Sherbrooke
37 Bedard, Martin LS 6'3 239 Connecticut

Potential Non-Import Starting Positions
5 offensive linemen, two receivers, 1 linebacker, 1 defensive lineman

Key Canadian Arrivals
2011 Most Outstanding Canadian RB Jerome Messam was acquired in a trade with Edmonton. QB Kyle Quinlan will attend his second training camp with Montreal.

Key Canadian Departures
DT J.P. Bekasiak retired.

In The Pipeline
DT Vaughn Martin (Miami Dolphins) and C Phil Blake (Denver Broncos) were both chosen by the Als in 2011.

Draft Needs
Finding a defensive tackle will be a priority, as will adding some much needed depth at receiver.

2013 Draft Selections
3rd, 5th, 14th, 23rd, 30th, 32nd, 41st, 47th, 57th

Early Round Picks (2008-2012)
2008: LB Shea Emry (7th), OL Andrew Woodruff (12th)
2009: OL Dylan Steenbergen (7th), TE/LS Martin Bédard (14th), OL Matt Singer (15th)
2010: OL Kristian Matte (7th), DL Chima Ihekwoaba (14th), LB Curtis Dublanko (15th)
2011: K/P Brody McKnight (8th), OL Anthony Barrette (16th)
2012: FB Patrick Lavoie (11th)

Best Late Round Pick (2008-2012)
Starting centre Luc Brodeur-Jourdain was chosen with the second last pick (47th overall) in 2008 and has become one of the CFL's best at his position.

Quirky Draft Fact
Montreal's general draft strategy is most often described as “best player available” but there's another strong trend in the way Montreal has drafted in recent years. In the six drafts since 2007, Montreal has held more than one pick in the first two rounds every year except 2012. In each of those drafts, they have used at least one of their first two selections on an offensive lineman. This year, having never picked higher than fifth overall since re-entering the league in 1996, the Alouettes pick twice in the Top 5 (#3 and #5 overall).

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