Updated: Oct 19, 2021
This piece was written by Jamal Clay, a frequent contributor of Globally Ballin and the founder of "The Athletes Forum"
The biggest thing I learned when I first got to the CFL is that you really have to be skilled. I feel as though I under looked the CFL. It’s different, but it's professional football at the end of the day and you have to come in and make plays right away because if you don’t you not going to be here. Since having the opportunity to play in the CFL I would consider myself a playmaker/x-factor. I’m not the biggest on the field and I’m not the fastest but my teammates expect me to make big plays and come up with the ball. Over the last 3 years I feel like I’ve been able to make plays and create turnovers at a high level. After winning rookie of the year I’ve continue to set the bar high and maintain those standards.
1. Jonathan Rose- This dude a goon on the field. All my guy does is make plays and to me he the best in the league no question. Rose set the standard on the field
2. Abdul Kanneh- Highest paid in the league for a reason last year. Abduall similar to me in terms of how we play he just more aggressive and he could play multiple positions. This dude a head hunter and he make big boy plays.
3. Antoine Pruneau- 2x all star. he got a good sense of the game but he also a role model off the field. I learn a lot from him in terms of creating chemistry and how to old myself on the field
4. Rico Murray- He a vet who plays for Hamilton. You want to talk about a mental game? Rico knows the game inside and out and his practice skills are off the chart. Not to mention he recently played in 2 gray cups.
5. Ciante Evans- He makes good plays and he always in the right spot at the right time. Deante a ball hawk. Coverage skills are off the chart.
These who I considered the top 5 DB’s in the CFL In My Opinion.
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