Forde: Tiger-Cats Canadian Content Breakdown

Duane Forde
6/15/2011 12:58:41 PM
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Top Canadians: Slotback Dave Stala and centre Marwan Hage were the East Division's Most Outstanding Canadian and Offensive Lineman respectively in 2010.

Breakout Canadian: Cornerback Ryan Hinds created some breathing room ratio-wise last year when he earned the wide side starting job at midseason.

Other Potential Canadian Starters: OG Peter Dyakowski, OG Simeon Rottier, WR Matt Carter, FS Dylan Barker, OT Wayne Smith, DT Eddie Steele

Canadian To Watch: With new defensive coordinator Corey Chamblin emphasizing versatility in the secondary, Barker, the first overall pick in the '08 Draft, may see less time at free safety this season.

Top Canadian Rookies: Chris Rwabukamba provides depth behind Hinds at corner. Maurice Forbes should help fill the void at defensive tackle with Matt Kirk opening the season on the injured list and Jermaine Reid now in Edmonton via free agency.

In The Pipeline: Aside from Forbes, the Ticats entire 2011 draft class (OL Pascal Baillargeon, DE/LS Marc-André Fortin, LB Patrick Jean-Mary, TE Tyrell Francisco, DE Jadon Wagner) can all be considered “futures”...but the pipeline player whom Hamilton will monitor most closely is New York Giants receiver Sam Giguere, who was a first round pick in 2008.

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