TSN Hosts Exclusive Live Coverage of the 2015 CFL DRAFT, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2

— May 8, 2015

– New CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge is in the CFL ON TSN studio to announce First Round selections, including the #1 overall pick by the Ottawa Redblacks –
– TSN.ca and TSN GO deliver live streaming of Rounds 3-7 –

TORONTO (May 8, 2015) – For the second consecutive year, the Ottawa Redblacks are on the clock with the first overall pick in the 2015 CFL DRAFT (#CFLDraft), and TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of the First and Second Rounds on Tuesday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2. TSN’s live coverage, which is also available for live streaming to TSN subscribers through TSN GO, features new CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge live at the podium to announce each selection in the opening round of the 2015 CFL DRAFT. Hosting TSN’s exclusive coverage of the 2015 CFL DRAFT is Farhan Lalji, joined by CFL ON TSN analyst and CFL DRAFT guru Duane Forde, who has covered the draft on 10 previous occasions. Lalji and Forde are joined on the panel by CFL ON TSN analyst Paul LaPolice, former BC Lions head coach Mike Benevides, and Lee Barette, founder of the pre-eminent website on football prospects in Canada, CanadaFootballChat.com. The panel breaks down the 2015 CFL DRAFT from the perspective of all teams, and analyzes the players selected over the course of the first two rounds. TSN’s best-in-class team also delivers reaction from around the league, including live reports and interviews from the ‘war rooms’ of the Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Ottawa Redblacks, BC Lions, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Argonauts, Edmonton Eskimos, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Following TSN’s televised broadcast of the First and Second Rounds, TSN.ca and TSN GO deliver bonus live streaming coverage of the Third to Seventh Rounds beginning at 10 p.m. ET. Lalji hosts as Forde, LaPolice, Benevides, and Barette provide scouting reports and assess the picks throughout the remaining rounds of the 2015 CFL DRAFT. The 2015 CFL DRAFT features eligible Canadian players from the CIS and NCAA. Top prospects include:
  • Rice defensive lineman Christian Covington
  • UNLV offensive lineman Brett Boyko
  • Connecticut offensive lineman Alex Mateas
  • Yale running back Tyler Varga
  • Laval offensive lineman Danny Groulx
TSN Digital Along with exclusive live streaming available to TSN subscribers of Rounds 3-7, TSN Digital platforms cover the 2015 CFL DRAFT from all angles, including the following highlights:
  • Spring Draft Rankings from the CFL Scouting Bureau
  • Profiles and video features on some of the CFL DRAFT’s top prospects
  • Live pick-by-pick CFL DRAFT tracker
  • Post-draft analysis from Lalji, LaPolice, and Benevides
  • Reaction and reports from CFL teams and prospects

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