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Author Topic: Influx of Talent at DB and Receiver Marks Offseason  (Read 804 times)
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« on: April 14, 2018, 08:23:53 PM »

Influx of Talent at DB and Receiver Marks Offseason - Rheanne M.

It is entirely and completely by design, of course. And yes, as the latest in a series of new Winnipeg Blue Bombers names rolled across the transaction wire this week, it was impossible not to notice the trend.

GM Kyle Walters and the team's football brain trust have developed a serious crush on receivers and defensive backs this winter. To wit: of the 29 new players inked since December 29th - and not including the re-signing of Bombers prospective free agents or draft picks - 11 are pass defenders and another nine are pass catchers. Rounding out that 29 are four defensive linemen, three quarterbacks and two running backs.

Now, at first glance this might seem a bit odd, even given a team's need to always be looking for talent at any position. After all, the Bombers secondary featured three Canadian Football League All-Stars in 2017 in safety Taylor Loffler, cornerback Chris Randle and halfback T.J. Heath, who has since departed for the Toronto Argonauts. There are some proven parts in the receiving corps, too, in Darvin Adams, also a CFL All-Star in 2017, and future hall of famer Weston Dressler.

But you know all that.

What has been both expected and fascinating in the offseason work of the scouting department has been this seeming fixation on adding more receivers and defensive backs. Three new receivers and a defensive back were added this week, and in fact, the last nine signings dating back to the start of free agency in February have been dominated by those two positions.

Let's examine the why and the who behind it all...
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 05:24:57 PM »

For what it's worth a bunch of these guys have had some NFL TC & PR experience. Corey Washington has been to 8 different NFL teams.

While that's no guarantee it does suggest some talent is being brought to TC.


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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 03:16:27 AM »

Cody Prewitt is interesting. Where has he been the last couple of years?

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