The Hamilton Tiger-Cats focused on some team needs in the 2012 CFL Draft.
After trading their 3rd overall selection to Winnipeg, the Cats selected Northern Illinois defensive back Courtney Stephen 8th overall.
The so-called "future pick" will likely spend the 2012 season in the NCAA.
The Brampton native transfered down south in 2010 from Wilfrid Laurier where he played safety.
Hamilton used its next pick on Laval linebacker Frederic Plesius.
The 24-year-old was listed as the 5th best player in the CFL Amateur Scouting Bureau's final rankings for 2012 draft eligible players.
Plesius also played for Baylor University in 2008.
The Tiger-Cats used their third pick of the 2nd round on Calgary Dino's offensive lineman Carson Rockhill.
He played in last year's CIS semifinal as well as the 2009 and 2010 Vanier Cup finals.
At #17, the Cats selected Laval defensive lineman Arnaud Gascon-Nadon, who won the JP Metras Trophy in 2010 and 2011 as the best lineman in the CIS.
With the 20th overall selection, Hamilton moved up the draft board in a trade with B.C. to take Boise State defensive lineman Michael Atkinson.
The Tiger-Cats went back to Quebec with the 25th overall pick, taking Sherbrooke receiver Simon Charboneau-Campeau.
Hamilton ended it's draft day by taking Simon Fraser running back Daronn Palmer 33rd overall.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders used the first overall pick in the CFL draft to take Saskatchewan Huskies offensive lineman Ben Heenan.