May 1, 2024

Alouettes scouts break down 2024 draft class

The Montreal Alouettes made seven selections across eight rounds in Tuesday’s CFL Draft. Check out what the Football Operations Staff had to say about each of the picks they made this year.

Geoffrey Cantin-Arku – LB – Memphis – 1st round pick (9th overall):

“He’s a very long and athletic linebacker. He has a lot of similar traits to Tyrell Richards that we picked first overall a few years ago. We feel he’s going to be at least a very, very solid special teamer. He does have the ability to elevate himself to a contributor on defence. He’ll need to adapt to the three-down game, but he’ll be a force for us over the next few years.”

Assistant GM Pier-Yves Lavergne

Arthur Hamlin – DB – Colgate – 3rd round (29th overall):

“Hamlin was extremely impressive in our interviews. He’s a stand-up guy. His performance in college was remarkable. He was remarkable on defence and on special teams. This is a guy who left it all out there on special teams. He beat double teams against Stanford and other high-level competition. He’s a guy that we’ve liked throughout this whole process.”

Director of player personnel Byron Archambault

Micah Roane – DL – South Dakota – 4th round (38th overall):

“He’s a guy that fits in schematically with what we do on defence. It’s a tough position to fill in because he’s a defensive end that can play inside. He really fits that role that Lwal Uguak was in last year. He’s a guy that can bring some depth on the defensive line and a guy that has also played on special teams throughout his career.”

Director of player personnel Byron Archambault

Frederik Antoine – WR – Laval – 5th round (47th overall):

“He’s a versatile receiver. He’s a guy who brings some size. He also brought some speed at the combine. He really showed that he has multiple talents. Although he’s a guy that’s a little bit older, he has a high ceiling. He’s able to produce on special teams. Obviously, we know that we start two Canadian receivers, this selection adds depth to our team. He’s going to be that Quebec receiver that we haven’t had here in a long time!”

Senior director of football operations/ player personnel Eric Deslauriers

Michael Herzog – RB – Hillsdale College – 6th round (56th overall):

“He’s a bit of a smaller running back, kind of like a scat-back. He also played receiver in the past, which means he’s very comfortable outside of the backfield. He’s a very instinctive and dynamic ball-carrier. We have expectations for him to help us in different ways on offence. He’ll need to adapt to the three-down game, but he’s a very smart football player.

Assistant GM Pier-Yves Lavergne

Mohsen Jamal – WR – Western – 7th round (65th overall):

“He’s somebody that can run the whole route tree. If I’m not mistaken, he was the second-leading receiver in all of U Sports last season. He’s a guy who proved he can catch multiple balls, he can stretch the field, and he can run the full route tree – from short to intermediate routes. He can push vertically, and he has good hands. I think he did 15 to 20 reps on the bench press. He’s going to bring that versatility.”

Senior director of football operations/ player personnel Eric Deslauriers

Vincent Delisle – DB – Laval – 8th round (74th overall):

“Delisle may be a mystery for a lot of people in the draft because he’s not a guy who played a lot on defence for Laval. He’s a big-time contributor on special teams for special teams coordinator Mathieu Bertrand there and he saw some playing time on defence as well. He’s a lengthy and athletic defensive back with a lot of potential. We feel he’s a bit raw right now, but he could develop into a solid player in the CFL. He can go back to Laval if needed. We see him as a pick with high upside, we just need to work with him.”

Assistant GM Pier-Yves Lavergne