Alberta lineman remains atop Canadian college draft rankings

Offensive lineman Simeon Rottier of the Alberta Golden Bears continues to top the list of the top 15-ranked Canadian university players heading into the Saturday’s CFL Canadian college draft.

TORONTO — Offensive lineman Simeon Rottier of the Alberta Golden Bears continues to top the list of the top 15-ranked Canadian university players heading into the Saturday’s CFL Canadian college draft.

The six-foot-five, 295-pound Rottier, a native of Westlock, Alta., is considered a solid bet to go first overall Saturday when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats kick off the draft with the No. 1 selection.

Bishop’s running back Jamall Lee remains at No. 2. Lee, whose father Orville was the first player taken in the ’88 CFL draft, was Canadian university’s leading rusher last year with 1,202 yards on 182 carries (6.6-yard average) with 10 touchdowns.

Lee signed as a free agent with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Etienne Legare, a defensive lineman with Laval, moved up to third from No. 4. The six-foot-four, 265-pound Legare recorded 6.5 sacks this season and captured the J.P. Metras Trophy as Canadian university football’s top lineman in helping the Rouge et Or capture the Vanier Cup.

Acadia slotback Matt Carter moved from No. 8 to fourth in the rankings. Also making a big jump was Calgary offensive lineman Dylan Steenbergen from No. 9 to fifth overall.

Rounding out the top 10 in order are Windsor offensive lineman Matt Morencie, Queen’s defensive lineman Dee Sterling, Regina defensive back Tamon George, Toronto defensive back Matt Morris and Bishop’s linebacker James Yurichuk.

Central Michigan Eric Fraser is No. 1 among Canadians attending an NCAA school.

Just Posted

Red Deer monitoring creeks during spring melt

Residents advised to use common sense when approaching ice

Businesses worry about pricey budget promises

Alberta businesses are bracing for expensive promises the federal and provincial governments… Continue reading

Red Deer RCMP announce new officer in charge

The interim Red Deer RCMP officer in charge will now take on… Continue reading

Man caught during break and enter in Red Deer

Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate

WATCH: Celebrating francophone Canadians at the 10th annual Red Deer Winter Carnival

The event was hosted by the Red Deer region of the French-Canadian Association of Alberta Saturday

Family: Time to shed winter clothes and inhibitions

It has been a long, crazy cold winter. But, if the thermometer… Continue reading

Chelsea Carey rink registers two wins at world women’s curling event

SILKEBORG, Denmark — Canada’s Chelsea Carey rebounded nicely Sunday at the world… Continue reading

Canadian Bianca Andreescu has her first WTA title, winning BNP Paribas Open

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Canadian Bianca Andreescu has her first WTA title.… Continue reading

‘Captain Marvel’ soars even higher with stellar 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES — “Captain Marvel” has continued to dominate the global box… Continue reading

Budget to focus on affordable housing changes on supply, demand, regulation

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government will take steps in Tuesday’s federal budget… Continue reading

Kenney lieutenant denies running ‘puppet’ candidate in party leadership race

EDMONTON — The staffer at the centre of a spreading scandal over… Continue reading

RCMP find ammunition, machete after searching for ATV reported stolen

FROG LAKE, Alta. — Police say they found 600 rounds of ammunition… Continue reading

Most Read