Media will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight from Forde and Ferguson’s draft predictions, commentary, and analysis.
EDIT: An audio recording of today's draft call is available for download and media use below.
A 12-year CFL veteran, Duane Forde joined the CFL ON TSN team in 2008 as a game analyst. Forde is TSN's resident CFL draft expert; 2018 will be his 14th year covering the Draft. A former CIS standout, Forde tracks top homegrown talent looking to break into the league. He also delivers regular analysis on Sportscentre and contributes frequent columns to TSN.ca. Forde made five Grey Cup appearances, winning twice with Calgary (1992 and 1998). He was the Stampeders’ team captain for four seasons and played an impressive 150 consecutive regular season and playoff games from 1993-2000.
Marshall Ferguson is the co-host of The Morning Scrum with Marsh & Melo, the weekday morning show on TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton and the station’s dedicated play-by-play commentator for Hamilton Tiger-Cats broadcasts. Ferguson draws on his understanding of the game of football from his five-year career as quarterback of the McMaster University Marauders to provide in-depth analysis on the latest news surrounding the Tiger-Cats.
The 2018 CFL Draft will take place on Thursday, May 3rd. The draft kicks off with two-hours of extensive coverage on TSN and RDS, with the later rounds available on TSN.ca and the TSN GO app beginning at 10 p.m. ET. The CFL released the last installment of the Scouting Bureau Rankings on April 12th.
CFL DRAFT CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS:
What: Conference call with TSN’s Duane Forde and Marshall Ferguson
When: Tuesday, May 1st
1:00 pm ET
Call-In Number: 416.406.0743 / 1.800.898.3989
On the Call: TSN football analyst Duane Forde
CFL.ca columnist, Draft Insider, and TSN Radio host Marshall Ferguson
SEASON PREVIEW CONFERENCE CALLS
The CFL is hosting a series of season preview conference calls ahead of the 2018 season. All calls will take place at 1:00pm ET unless otherwise stated, and the call-in details (see below) will be the same for each call. Any changes or updates will be sent out in advance of the call.
Wednesday, April 18th – Calgary Stampeders – listen here
Thursday, April 19th – Winnipeg Blue Bombers – listen here
Thursday, April 26th – Ottawa REDBLACKS – listen here
Friday, April 27th – Edmonton Eskimos (1:00pm MT/3:00 pm ET) – listen here
Monday, April 30th – Montreal Alouettes – listen here
Tuesday, May 1st – CFL Draft Call with Duane Forde and Marshall Ferguson
Tuesday, May 8th – Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Wednesday, May 9th – BC Lions
Thursday, May 10th – Saskatchewan Roughriders
Tuesday, May 15th – Toronto Argonauts