The 2011 CFL Draft is this coming Sunday. Rounds one and two will air live on TSN starting at 12:30PM, with TSN.ca streaming the final four rounds.
The Tiger-Cats have the 5th, 20th, 21st, 33rd, 36th and 44th selections.
So what should the Cats look to do with those picks? As always, depth on the Offensive and Defensive Lines and finding a young Receiver should be priorities.
While my evaluations are hardly scientific, I do like University of Calgary Receiver Anthony Parker and would be quite happy to see him land in Hamilton. Unlike the last high-round Receiver pick the Tiger-Cats made, Parker will not have the same expectations heaped on him. Hamilton is not in the same position they were in 2007, and Parker could be brought along slowly and developed in the way that Chris Bauman wasn't allowed to.
Another interesting draft tidbit is this list of the last 10 number-one overall picks. Of those 10 picks, the Tiger-Cats had four, including three in a row from 2007 to 2009. To say that the previous decade was unkind to the Tabbies would be an understatement.
I hope everyone enjoys the draft this weekend, and like last year, I will have my thoughts on the first two rounds and on the Tiger-Cats' draft as a whole.