Could a CFL all star team play in the NFL?
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12-08-2012, 07:05 AM
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This is a common misconception. NFL has power, size AND speed.
People seem to forget that the CFL only gets players who are unable to make it in the NFL. For the most talented, the CFL is the second choice.
It is a mistake to think that just because an NFL athlete is >250 pounds, that they cannot run. That they are >250 pounds and CAN run is why they were able to make it to the upper echelon of football.
I won't disagree that they do have speed but it's not a top priority when drafting.(minus a few positions)
If you break it down by positions CFL is faster.
As an example.
NFL MLB generally 250 plus
CFL MLB 220ish..generally a former Strong Safety in College. Couldn't quite make NFL since they are an inbetweener. Too big for safety and too small for LB at NFL level.
DE DT. Same thing really. You wouldn't see a 300lb DLer in CFL, DE's are generally 250 ish as compared to NFLs 275 or so.
I won't argue with you about Talent. Cuz it is a different league and there are some huge challenges for the CFL.. Money, being in Canada, having to play Canadians over Americans.
But it's silly to suggest (blanket statement, not directed squarely at you sir) that because someone gets cut from an NFL roster they suck at football.
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