Regina defensive lineman Stefan Charles, the second-best draft-eligible CFL prospect according to the most recent rankings of the league’s Scouting Bureau, has reportedly agreed with the Tennessee Titans, as has McMaster offensive lineman Matt Sewell, who is fourth in the rankings. Also, the Packers have reportedly added Eastern Michigan outside linebacker / defensive lineman Andy Mulumba, the fifth-ranked prospect.
Toronto Argonauts GM Jim Barker told the Canadian Press that compiling the club’s draft rankings with numerous prospects not having the CFL in their immediate plans was somewhat challenging.
“It has been an interesting procedure putting this draft board together,” Barker said, according to the Press. “It has been more difficult than I’ve ever been involved in and I’ve been involved in these for quite a while.
The CFL begins its regular season in late June, about a month before NFL training camps begin. Hence the challenge for CFL GMs and coaches on deciding when to draft top prospects who have also caught the NFL’s attention or may be returning to college. The Toronto Star had a nice feature on the subject Saturday.