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Montreal Alouettes 2024 CFL Draft Summary

Recapping the Montreal Alouettes’ 7 selections in the CFL Draft. The Alouettes began their draft by taking linebacker Geoffrey Cantin-Arku out of Memphis. With their second pick, they added more talent to their defense with another player out of the FCS taking safety Arthur Hamlin out of Colgate.

Round 1 (9) LB Geoffrey Cantin-Arku – Memphis

(26 y/o, 6’3”, 240 lbs)

Cantin-Arku played in 25 games with 23 starts over the past 2 seasons with Memphis where he recorded 76 solo tackles, 68 assisted tackles, 7 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 3 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles, an interception, and a touchdown. He was an Honorable Mention All-AAC in 2023. Last season he was the 42nd highest-graded linebacker by Pro Football Focus in the FCS with high grades in his run defense.

Prior to Memphis, he played for Syracuse appearing in 30 games with 10 starts over 3 seasons. With Syracuse, he made 108 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, 5 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles.

At his pro day in March, he ran a 4.87-second 40-yard dash, a 4.32-second shuttle, and a 6.97-second 3-cone drill. He also performed a 32-inch vertical, 9”11’ broad jump, and 18 reps on the bench (225 pounds).

Cantin-Arku was unselected in the NFL Draft but did receive an invitation to attend a rookie minicamp with the Miami Dolphins. He was the 9th-ranked prospect by CFL Central Scouting in their final rankings.

Cantin grew up playing hockey and later switched to football because of the costs of playing hockey.

Round 3 (29) DB Arthur Hamlin – Colgate

(24 y/o, 6’0”, 195 lbs)

Arthur Hamlin played in 31 games with 18 starts over 5 seasons with Colgate. Over his career, the safety recorded 50 solo tackles, 20 assisted tackles, and 7 passes defended. He played in 10 games in his final season recording 32 total tackles, 6 passes defended, a tackle for a loss, and an interception.

At the CFL Combine, Hamlin ran a 4.67-second 40-yard dash, a 4.44-second shuttle, and a 6.97-second 3-cone drill. He also performed a 32.5-inch vertical, 9’10” broad jump, and 8 reps on the bench (225 pounds).

According to Pro Football Focus, Hamlin was targetted in coverage 37 times last year limiting the completion percentage to 56.8% over those targets with 21 completions coming his way for 261 yards and 1 touchdown. This data was collected from 7 of Memphis’ games, not the entire season. His highest graded area by PFF was his tackling.

Round 4 (38) DL Micah Roane – South Dakota

(24 y/o, 6’4”, 255 lbs)

Micah Roane played the past 4 seasons with South Dakota where he appeared in 40 games with 24 starts. He recorded 44 solo tackles, 50 assisted tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks, 3 passes defended, and 2 forced fumbles over his career.

In his final season, he started all 13 games and made 40 total tackles, 7 TFLs, 4.5 sacks, 2 passes defended and recovered a fumble. According to Pro Football Focus, Roane also had 24 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 23 stops (tackles that constitute failure for the offense). His highest-graded area by PFF was his run defense.

At his Pro Day in March, Roane ran a 4.95-second 40-yard dash, a 4.65-second shuttle, and a 7.72-second 3-cone drill. He recorded a 29-inch vertical jump, and an 8’10” broad jump, and completed 17 reps on the bench press (225 pounds). His measurements are 6 feet 0.3 inches in height and 260 pounds in weight.

Round 5 (47) WR Frédérik Antoine – Laval

(26 y/o, 6’1”, 217 lbs)

Antoine transferred to Laval after sustaining a torn ACL in 2021. In 2022 he had 19 catches for 213 yards over 8 regular season games. In 2023 he played in 5 regular season games recording 10 catches for 117 yards.

At the CFL Combine, Antoine ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash. He achieved a 36-inch vertical jump and a 9’9.125″ broad jump and completed 21 reps on the bench press (225 pounds). Antoine did not participate in the shuttle and 3-cone drills. His 40 time was very close behind the fastest time at the combine which was 4.51 seconds.

Round 6 (56) RB Michael Herzog – Hillsdale College

(24 y/o, 5’9”, 200 lbs)

Herzog missed the 2020 spring season due to a leg injury in the preseason which also caused him to miss the 2021 season as well. Over the past 2 seasons, he played in 22 games for Hillsdale College. He rushed 430 times for 2,273 yards averaging 5.3 yards per carry and 29 touchdowns. He also caught 23 passes for 100 yards over that span.

Herzog also brings a special teams component having returned 57 kickoffs for an average of 18.7 yards per return.

He dominated the stats sheet in his final season rushing 230 times for 1,333 yards (5.8 yards per carry) and a whopping 21 touchdowns.

Herzog was a Great Midwest Co-Player of the Year in 2023. He was First Team All-G-MAC in 2022 and 2023.

At the CFL Combine, Herzog ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash, a 4.2-second shuttle, and a 6.94-second 3-cone drill. He also performed a 39-inch vertical jump and a 9’11.875″ broad jump. Herzog did not participate in the bench press.

Round 7 (65) WR Mohsen Jamal – Western

(23 y/o, 5’11”, 171 lbs)

Mohsen played for Western over his collegiate career. He only caught 1 pass for 10 yards over his first 3 seasons playing in a reduced role. In his final season in 2023, he caught 48 passes for 760 yards and 5 touchdowns. He was named Second Team OUA in 2023.

At the CFL Combine, Jamal ran a 4.62-second 40-yard dash, a 4.26-second shuttle, and a 6.76-second 3-cone drill. He also achieved a 32.5-inch vertical jump, a 10’1.25″ broad jump, and completed 15 reps on the bench press (225 pounds).

Round 8 (74) DB Vincent Delisle – Laval

(23 y/o, 6’2”, 190 lbs)

Over the past 3 seasons, Delisle played in 22 regular season games with Laval. He recorded 23 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 3 passes defended, and an interception over that span.

2021: 8 games, 7 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles.

2022: 7 games, 5 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 1 interception, 3 passes defended.

2023 8 games, 10 solo tackles, 7 assisted tackles.

Delisle was not a participant at the CFL Combine or Invitational Combine. Delisle was not a player a lot of people had on their radar heading into the draft. He was the final player selected in the CFL Draft. There were 7 players in total drafted out of Laval this past draft.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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