Cameron Wake is probably the most notable example.
A player who's gone from the CFL to the NFL, and become a star. Wake didn't get much of a shot in the NFL at first, but he's proving why that was a mistake. After being cut in his first year with the Giants, Wake signed with the CFL two years later. He was named rookie of the year and defensive player of the year and after two seasons, he signed with the Dolphins in the NFL. All as he's done there is become one of the dominating pass rushers in the entire league, knotching double digit sacks in two of his four seasons.
The Patriots have signed a guy that could very well become the next Cameron Wake. We've already covered Armond Armstead here at PatriotsLife but an interview with the Toronto Argonauts GM by Mike Reiss really got me even more excited about this guy.
“I don’t think it’s very often that an NFL team can get a first-round pick without using a first-round pick" was the eye catching quote here.
The GM also goes on to ...