O-lineman Heenan is CFL's top-ranked prospect
Offensive lineman Ben Heenan of the Saskatchewan Huskies is the top-ranked prospect for the 2012 CFL Canadian college draft.
The six-foot-four, 310-pound Regina native topped the CFL scouting bureau's list Monday of the top-15 ranked eligible prospects for the 2012 draft.
Five of the top six ranked prospects were offensive players, including receivers Shamawd Chambers of Wilfrid Laurier (No. 2) and Ismael Bamba of Sherbrooke (No. 6) and linemen Austin Pasztor from Virginia (No. 3) and Kirby Fabien of the University of Calgary (No. 5). The lone defensive player was Laval linebacker Frederick Plesius at No. 4.
Noteworthy selections included McGill kicker-punter Austin Anderson and Oregon State defensive back Keynan Parker.
Anderson's father is former star kicker Gary Anderson — the National Football League's all-time scoring leader — while Parker's father, James (Quick) Parker was a former CFL star rush end who in 2001 was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.