Current Non-Import Roster
|59||Eppele, Joe||OL||6'8||304||Washington State|
|57||Parenteau, Marc||OL||6'5||294||Boston College|
|52||Smith, Wayne||OL||6'4||306||Appalachian State|
|54||Van Zeyl, Chris||OL||6'7||300||McMaster|
|89||Watt, Spencer||WR||6'0||185||Simon Fraser|
|-||Antwi, Akwasi||LB||6'2||250||Mount Allison|
|39||Black, Matt||DB||5'9||187||Saginaw Valley State|
|13||Alix, Anthony||K||6'0||187||St. Francis Xavier|
Potential Non-Import Starting Positions
5 offensive linemen, 2 receivers, linebacker, 1 defensive lineman
Key Canadian Arrivals
DL Jermaine Reid was picked up in a deal with Edmonton. LB James Yurichuk and DB/LB Jonathan Hood arrived from B.C. and Hamilton respectively as free agents. LB Akwasi Antwi was acquired from Calgary for the playing rights to 2006 first round pick Dan Federkeil.
Key Canadian Departures
DE Ricky Foley headed to Saskatchewan as a free agent while DT Adriano Belli and K/P Noel Prefontaine retired. OL Cedric Gagé-Marcoux remains unsigned.
In The Pipeline
2011 pick OL Tyler Holmes is with the Minnesota Vikings, while 2012 draftee TE Luke Willson just became a fifth round pick of the Seattle Seahawks. DT Cleyon Laing and LB Hervé Tonye-Tonye are 2012 draft picks who should be with Toronto this season. The big question is whether or not the Boatmen will ever see 2010 third overall pick LB Cory Greenwood, who enters his fourth season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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”.
2013 Draft Selections
8th, 17th, 39th, 40th, 44th, 52nd, 60th
Early Round Picks (2008-2012)
2008: SB Mike Bradwell (13th)
2009: DL Étienne Légaré (2nd), WR Matt Lambros (10th)
2010: OL Joe Eppele (2nd), LB Cory Greenwood (3rd), K/DB Grant Shaw (11th)
2011: OL Tyler Holmes (7th)
2012: DL Cleyon Laing (9th)
Best Late Round Pick (2008-2012)
Hometown hero DB Matt Black was chosen in the sixth round (45th overall) in 2008 and has developed into a cornerstone of the club's special teams.
Quirky Draft Fact
The NIC is a pre-draft scouting combine for players who have been overlooked for invitations to the CFL Combine. In each of the first three years of its existence, the Double Blue have used a middle round pick to take a receiver who attended the NIC. All three of those picks, Spencer Watt (18th overall, 2010), Djems Kouamé (18th, 2011), and Quincy Hurst (28th, 2012) remain with the Argonauts. For those keeping track, the top draft eligible receiver at this year's NIC was 6'3” Stephen Adekolu of Bishop's...but the Argos don't currently have any selections in Rounds 3 and 4.