2012 CFL Canadian Draft


A two-time Grey Cup champion, Duane Forde joined the CFL on TSN team in 2008. A self-admitted 'draft junkie', Forde is TSN's resident CFL draft expert. A former first round pick himself, Forde played for four CFL teams in 12 CFL seasons, making five Grey Cup appearances, winning twice with Calgary (1992 and 1998). A CIS standout, Forde played with the University of Western Ontario Mustangs for four years, in which the team lost only one regular season game. Forde was named the team's MVP twice and was co-captain of the Mustangs' Vanier Cup championship team in 1989.

May 3

Forde: Final Prospect Rankings by Position
With the 2012 CFL Draft set to go, Football Insider Duane Forde breaks down the rankings for all the top prospects by position. More...

April 30

Forde: West division team draft profiles - Roughriders
the Roughriders need to replenish their non-import depth everywhere. The possible exception is offensive line. That said, I have a feeling that the only way that Saskatchewan won't select local boy Ben Heenan, a guard, with the first overall pick will be if they get an irresistible offer to trade the pick. More...

April 30

Forde: West division team draft profiles - Stampeders
In the big picture, the Stamps organizational depth leaves them better situated than most teams to take a redshirt junior or even an NFL-bound prospect. More...

April 30

Forde: West division team draft profiles - Eskimos
In terms of a position, linebacker is where the Esks Canadian talent is thinnest. Continuing the rebuild of the offensive line is also a consideration. Overall, what the Esks really need is to exchange some of their quantity for quality. Don't be surprised to see them deal non-imports from their O- and D-Lines for an opportunity to get high draft choices. More...

April 30

Forde: West division team draft profiles - Lions
The last few offseasons have seen the Lions lose defensive ends Ricky Foley (free agency) and Brent Johnson (retirement) so acquiring a D-Lineman who can become a rotation player is a must. Adding depth to the O-Line and receiving corps are also priorities. More...

April 10

Rule Changes I'd Like to See
Last year around this time, I wrote a detailed article outlining the CFL's draft eligibility rules and those who read it may recall that the rules are, well, a little bit crazy. Here's how I'd fix them. More...

April 9

Answering Your Questions
Over the last several days, I've asked you to send me your best draft related questions via Twitter (@DuaneFordeTSN). In today's article, I'll answer the best of those questions. If I don't address your enquiry today, it either means that I have already answered it or intend to answer it in one of the other articles in this series. More...

April 7

Draftology 101
One of the things you'll notice on the final draft board is that players will be listed in a different order than they had been in the rankings just days earlier. By the same token, you can be assured that the eight CFL teams won't make many of their selections based solely on whom they think is the best available prospect. In today's Draftology 101 lecture, I'll explain why. More...

April 5

Meet the defensive prospects
As we continue our 30-day countdown to the 2012 CFL Draft, let's look at the best defensive prospects available for clubs to consider when it's time to make the selections on May 3. More...

April 4

Meet the offensive prospects
In the second part of his series counting down to the CFL Draft, Duane Forde introduces you to the best offensive prospects available for clubs to consider on May 3. More...

April 3

Counting down the days
CFL Analyst Duane Forde begins his 30-day countdown to the 2012 CFL Draft. Leading up to the draft, Duane will address the key issues to help you to be fully prepared for the Draft which can be seen on TSN and on May 3. More...

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