Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A Look At The Alouettes Draft History, and Their Potential Needs

As the CFL Draft approaches, what are the immediate needs for the Montreal Alouettes?

For an organization that is a perennial contender for the Grey Cup, it is hard to argue that they have any glaring holes on their roster.

Here is the position breakdown of the Alouettes draft choices in the last five years.

OL: 14

DL: 8

LB: 5

DB: 3

WR: 1

QB: 1

K: 1

LS: 1

RB/FB: 1

From the statistical gathering there is no denying that organization’s philosophy is building their non-import content through the trenches on both sides of the football.

Currently, the Alouettes do not posses a first round selection. But it is a solid draft at the skill spots. They could conceivably add at the defensive back and receiver positions.

Through free agency Montreal lost defensive back Paul Woldu to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and mutually parted ways with receiver Danny Desriveaux. They may look at replacing them through the draft.

Keep in-mind the chances are high that the Alouettes could spend a couple draft picks on the offensive line because they know to win in the CFL this is the most important position.

Finally, Montreal has cupboard full of draft picks that have yet to play. These upcoming selections are luxury choices considering that most if not all of the prospects will immediately not touch the field for the team.

Even though the Alouettes do not posses a first round choice, but they can sit comfortably knowing that there is great value with where they’re positioned.

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  1. you grade out low on this one!! canadian DB not a need position but if need be later rounds could present the option of drafting at that position BUT highly unlikely!! canadian SB/WR is a need but player that would fit aprile from queens maybe gone by the time als have a shot at him BUT several receivers will be available in the later rounds that can be selected to fill the als need for back up receivers and ST members such as bogdan raic from ottawa 6'2" 218 lbs and jordan brescacin from windsor 6'4" 195 lbs!! the alouettes biggest need is at the canadian DL position and at the 11th over all position(2nd round 3rd pick)they should select DE/DT from georgia state christo bilukidi 6'5" 290 lbs if still available if not DT from boise state michael atkinson or DL from SFU justin capicciotti!! will GM popp go DL at this selection or gamble and take RB from western U nathan riva 5'11" 195 lbs!! other late round picks that could be: LB from harding U rene stephan 6'1" 220 lbs, DTs michael van praet, seamus postuma & DE bo adebayo!! a real interesting choice for a 6th round pick could be st. mary's QB jack creighton at 6'4" would make a conversion to SB/WR much like former laval QB brouillette did to LB/S!! GM popp other then DL players may shoot the rapids and take the unexpected this draft!!

    1. sorry forgot to add/include laval U DE arnaud gascon-nadon in with atkinson and capicciotti!!

  2. sorry forgot to add/include DT from acadia U 6'2" 275 lbs jack thomas with gascon-nadon, atkinson and capicciotti!!