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I know, who cares?
But I can just hear the debates, chatter and even some of the disagreements resulting from today’s Canadian Football League draft college content.
Who picked whom and why?
Is it better to play college football in Canada or in the United States?
For the record: 45 players picked in six rounds on May 3.
Five players from Ontario universities, 17 from USA schools and the rest from schools scattered across Canada.
Interesting that highly touted pre-draft No. 1 Tyrone Crawford, a defensive end from Boise State, was passed – because Dallas Cowboys had picked the Canadian the other day. And for the trivia people, last pick was linebacker Wilkerson DeSouza from the University of Toronto – picked by Calgary.
The five from OUA schools and four of them from the Greater Toronto Area: Markham Secondary WR Shamawd Chambers (Laurier to Edmonton Eskimos): Senator O’Connor WR Johnny Aprile (Queen’s to Winnipeg Blue Bombers); OL Matthew Norman (Western to B.C. Lions); Mount Carmel’s DB Shea Pierre (Windsor to Toronto Argos) and Applewood Heights LB Wilkerson DeSouza (Toronto to Calgary Stampeders)
I wish them all well and hope they get through the next challenge: make the final roster.
As for picking sides, NCAA or CIS, it doesn’t matter what I have to say or anyone else.
It really comes down to what’s best for the individual.
Here’s the part that I like: they’re all in post-secondary studies, better educated and will pursue careers long past their days of professional football.