TSN delivers live coverage of the first round of the CFL Draft tonight at 7pm et/4pm pt. The draft, which is also available live on TSN GO, features CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon in studio to put Ottawa on the clock and announce their first round pick.
Hosting TSN's first round coverage is Rod Black, who will be joined by CFL on TSN analyst and draft guru Duane Forde, who has covered the draft on nine previous occasions. CFL on TSN analysts Chris Schultz and Paul LaPolice join Black and Forde on the panel to break down the draft from the perspective of all teams and analyze the players selected over the course of the first two rounds.
Also in the TSN Studio is reporter Farhan Lalji, who is joined by Lee Barette, founder of the pre-eminent website on football prospects in Canada, CanadaFootballChat.com. TSN's best-in-class team will have insights and reaction from around the league, including coverage from the 'war rooms' of the Ottawa Redblacks, BC Lions, Calgary Stampeders, and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Following the televised broadcast of the first round, TSN.ca and TSN GO have bonus live streaming coverage of the second to seventh rounds beginning at 8:15pm et/5:15pm pt. Lalji hosts as Forde, LaPolice, and Barette provide scouting reports and assess the picks throughout the remaining rounds of the 2014 CFL Draft.
The 2014 CFL Draft features eligible Canadian players from the CIS and NCAA. Top prospects include:
- McGill offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
- University of Montreal offensive lineman David Foucault
- Laval offensive lineman Pierre Lavertu
- University of Manitoba defensive lineman Evan Gill
- St. Francis Xavier wide receiver Devon Bailey
TSN digital platforms have the 2014 CFL Draft covered from all angles. Along with live streaming of the second to seventh rounds, TSN.ca has Forde's most up-to-date CFL Draft Rankings, plus profiles and videos on some of the Draft's top prospects.
Select fan tweets using #CFLDraft and #TSN will be featured during the live broadcast along with reaction to the picks from CFL players and prospects on Twitter as the Draft unfolds.
TSN Radio 690's Rick Moffat and TSN Radio 1290's Darrin Bauming will provide post-draft blogs for the Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, while TSN Radio 1050's Mike Hogan will be in the Argonauts' war room on draft day and will file a post-draft blog as well.