A decade or so ago, mocking the CFL draft in one sense would have been very easy. After all, CFL drafts over the years have seen the Ottawa Rough Riders and Montreal Alouettes both draft dead players (in the 1995 dispersal draft and 1996 Canadian college draft respectively), as well as legendary Hall of Fame coach Don Matthews reportedly calling in a pick while sitting on the toilet. The CFL draft was famously used as an example of boring TV in The Simpsons (even though it wasn't even televised at that time), and it's been a very under-the-radar event for most of its existence.
However, the draft has substantially risen in importance over the years, and teams are investing more and more time and money into scouting Canadian talent all the time. That's led to increased attention towards the draft from fans and media types as well, and that's why the draft will be shown in its entirety tomorrow (the first two rounds will be shown on TSN, with rounds four through six webcast at TSN.ca).Read More »from Mocking the CFL draft: Who's number two?