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  • Writer's pictureWade Zanchetta

2022 Draft 100

Connor and Wade have gone back and forth over this year's draft class debating who the best 100 players are before May 3rd's CFL Draft.

In the second edition of the Draft 100, there have been many changes including some players who vaulted up into the Top 30, and some who dropped way behind.

Here is the Final edition for 2022:

Here are some of the pair's favourites heading into next week's big night.

Frednick Eveillard, DL, Ottawa (W)

A wide receiver converted to defensive end, Eveillard possesses outstanding speed and posted an overall combine score of 79.76, but the most intriguing part about his game is the high potential he has. At 6'3" and 223 lbs. and just one season on the defensive side of the ball, Eveillard showed he is able to adjust quickly and make an impact on the game. With his athletic ability teams will also be able to use him on multiple special teams early in his career.

Adrian Greene, DB, St. Mary's (C)

On the show we have talked about how position-less basketball is seeping into the football world, especially on defence. Greene is the perfect definition of that as the 5'11" 194 defensive back uses his long arms and rangy frame to match up with talent across the field. Whether he is in press, in the slot, of off the line Greene's trust in his technique and use of size allows the SMU product to shut down opposing receivers.

Josiah Schakel, LB, Alberta (W)

The Golden Bears' linebacker has been an interesting evaluation for me. Despite winning the Presidents Trophy (top defensive player in USports) I struggled to fall in love with the player until the National Combine, where he went from a "really nice player" in my mind to a "WOW" prospect. With previous experience at half, Schakel uses his coverage skills and ability to move in space to draw mismatches with inside receivers and running backs while adding a tenacious pass rush element which was on full display at the combine. A truly balanced linebacker who will be able to contribute day one to whoever selects him on May 3rd.

Rodeem Brown, OL, Alberta (C)

Headed into the National Combine, the 6' lineman had one question about him; how will his size impact his play? That took all of one rep to answer as Brown solidified himself as the top interior prospect this year's class has to offer. With quick feet, a strong base, and great hands Brown is able to move bodies on the interior and get out on the edge in the run game while keeping the pocket clean in pass pro.

With a ton of high-calibre prospects in this year's class, the Draft 100 has been a wide ranging group of players that features schools from across the continent. To see where they all fit in their position groups and how each conference is represented, here is the list broken into each section.

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