Tuesday, April 28, 2009

CIS Corner: GGs' Cornell, Gaels' Sterling on CFL's list

It would be remiss to omit mention that Queen's defensive tackle Dee Sterling and Ottawa linebacker Mike Cornell are both on the CFL Scouting Bureau's list of top Canadian university prospects.

The first two rounds of the draft air Saturday at 1 p.m. Eastern on TSN.

Each team has its own ideas about what it needs, so you can't infer too much from a generalized list.

If memory serves, the Edmonton Eskimos are pretty high on Dee Sterling, who has the specs to play in the CFL (he's big, and awfully quick). Cornell got good coaching from Ottawa and it's not hard to see someone with his quickness giving a team a good backup linebacker and special teams player. One of his former defensive mates with the Gee-Gees, defensive back Delroy Clarke, saw the field with the Toronto Argonauts last season as a rookie.

The complete list:
  1. Simeon Rottier, offensive line, Alberta (1)
  2. Jamall Lee, running back, Bishop's (2)
  3. Étienne Légaré, defensive line, Laval (4)
  4. Matt Carter, slotback, Acadia (8)
  5. Dylan Steenbergen, offensive line, Calgary (9)
  6. Matt Morencie, offensive line, Windsor (3)
  7. Dee Sterling, defensive line, Queen's (-)
  8. Tamon George, defensive back, Regina (13)
  9. Matt Morris, defensive back, Toronto (-)
  10. James Yurichuk, linebacker, Bishop's (-)
  11. Scott McHenry, slotback, Saskatchewan (6)
  12. Jonathan Pierre-Étienne, defensive line, Montreal (-)
  13. Steve Myddelton, offensive line, St. Francis Xavier (7)
  14. Mike Cornell, linebacker, Ottawa (11)
  15. Stan Van Sichem, defensive line, Regina (-)
Cross-posted to cisblog.ca.


Anonymous said...

2 Queen's players are now off the list... one of which was at 5 in the last rankings

Anonymous said...

Yea, what happened to Osie and Thaine?


sager said...

Good question, but I'm not the CFL scouting bureau. I'll shoot an e-mail over.

sager said...

Carter had a knee injury, I don't think he did the combine.