Forde: Ottawa Draft Primer

The Ottawa franchise clearly requires players at every position. Offensive line is traditionally the position where the most homegrown players are needed but defensive line offers the most depth in this class. ...more

Forde: Montreal Alouettes Draft Primer

Finding a defensive tackle will be a priority in this draft for the Montreal Alouettes, as will adding some much needed depth at receiver. ...more

Forde: Toronto Argonauts Draft Primer

The club may look to replace veteran backups with promising youngsters on the offensive line. The depth of this draft class at defensive tackle should certainly interest the Argonauts as well. The club is also thin at defensive back and may look to bring in another young Canadian to challenge Anthony Alix for the role of “kicker of the future.” ...more

Forde: Hamilton Tiger-Cats Draft Primer

TSN football analyst Duane Forde breaks down each team's draft-day needs as well as their recent performances in the CFL Draft and which direction they may go in picking prospects. Watch the CFL Draft on TSN and starting Monday at noon et/9am pt. ...more

Forde: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Draft Primer

Defensive line help is the most urgent need. Aprile could help add the necessary depth at either receiver or free safety with the team looking to address the other position via the draft. ...more

Forde: Saskatchewan Roughriders Draft Primer

Offensive line is a priority after losing youngsters Matt O’Donnell (trade) and Alex Krausnick-Groh (free agency) within the last year, while fullbacks Neal Hughes and Graeme Bell aren’t getting any younger. ...more

Forde: Calgary Stampeders Draft Primer

Like all teams, the Stamps will want to add depth in advance of next year’s Expansion Draft but there’s not a pressing need. After the offseason departures of Brian Bulcke, Mark DeWit, Marc Calixte, and Akwasi Antwi, defensive tackle, offensive line, and linebacker/special teams could all be areas of interest. ...more

Forde: Edmonton Eskimos Draft Primer

Overall, the Esks have ample depth but should aim to exchange some of their quantity for quality. Look for a “best available” approach, with an eye towards becoming a more physical football team. ...more

Forde: BC Lions Draft Primer

Angus Reid’s age and the injury histories of Jon Hameister-Ries and, to a lesser extent, Dean Valli, make offensive line a priority, while the desire to expand Jabar Westerman’s role will require non-import depth on the defensive line. ...more

Forde: A look at the prospects for the CFL Combine

TSN Football Analyst Duane Forde looks at some of the names to watch for at this weekend's CFL Combine in Toronto. Steven Lumbala has been talked about as a potential CFLer for the last four years, but does he still possess the explosiveness that he displayed in his first three CIS seasons? ...more

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