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« Reply #195 on: June 04, 2019, 02:46:01 PM »

Sure that's fair. Its disappointing though that a guy we took 2 picks before Tunde Adeleke and a round before Kwaku Boateng managed a whole 14 games. To be fair that's still better than Spooner and Ekakitie

About 2 years ago, i went through the whole CFL draft history and tried to assess the relationship between the round a guy was picked in, and his likely CFL career. 

As a general rule of thumb, with lots of exceptions, you find your starters in the first 2 rounds, along with some blue chip specialists, like full-backs.

Third round held an occasional starter, lots of special team guys who have careers of a decent length, and a ton of guys who hang around for a year or two. 
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« Reply #196 on: June 04, 2019, 04:37:13 PM »

Sure that's fair. Its disappointing though that a guy we took 2 picks before Tunde Adeleke and a round before Kwaku Boateng managed a whole 14 games. To be fair that's still better than Spooner and Ekakitie

Abu was decent depth for a couple of years, I'd say he did about average for his draft position. I don't think he was a victim of any kind of football politics or poor development strategy.
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« Reply #197 on: June 04, 2019, 04:50:43 PM »

Abu was decent depth for a couple of years, I'd say he did about average for his draft position. I don't think he was a victim of any kind of football politics or poor development strategy.
I guess I'm just disappointed that we never really got a feel for him as a player. Of course the coaching staff did but regardless our Canadian development hasn't been too good at producing starters
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« Reply #198 on: June 04, 2019, 05:40:21 PM »

wonder why Nichols didn't suit up and play at home against Edmonton's 2's and 3+'s? Now wants the whole game this week?  should we be concerned?

Concerned about what? The fact O'Shea didn't want to play him in a week they needed to assess 100 players and virtually no veterans played for any significant amount of time?

Concerned that a pro player wants to play every snap of every game including pre -season?

No. There is nothing to be concerned about.
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« Reply #199 on: June 04, 2019, 06:09:14 PM »

I guess I'm just disappointed that we never really got a feel for him as a player. Of course the coaching staff did but regardless our Canadian development hasn't been too good at producing starters

How have they been bad?

Loffler - multiple year allstar
Chungh - multiple year allstar
Goosen - all star
Wolitarsky- excellent sophomore season 18 starts
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« Reply #200 on: June 04, 2019, 06:15:17 PM »

Waste of a pick. The guy never got a shot

LOL very uneducated comments regarding CFL draft from you. Lots of drafted players never make the next step, ESPECIALLY picks from the third round onwards. A 3rd round pick spending 2 years on the roster is anything but a wasted pick. Spunds like he had ample opportunity to demonstrate he deserved he roster spot, but times up. Hindsight is 20/20, look back at any previous years draft and you'll find a better player picked at a later spot. LOL!!! Dumb argument!!!

By your standards there were 198 wasted picks before The Pats took Tom brady. Hope those loser gms got fired for that blunder in hindsight :LOL!!!
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« Reply #201 on: June 04, 2019, 07:57:35 PM »

I did notice Kerfalla Exume getting involved in the first pre-season game, perhaps the team sees more potential in him than Conteh.  The only thing I picked up about Conteh in all his time in B&G was that he had decent size and speed. 
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« Reply #202 on: June 04, 2019, 08:05:53 PM »

How have they been bad?

Loffler - multiple year allstar
Chungh - multiple year allstar
Goosen - all star
Wolitarsky- excellent sophomore season 18 starts
Loffler - Gone
Chungh - Gone
Goosen - Gone

That leaves 1 starter left on the team since the Canadian Mafia took over.
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« Reply #203 on: June 04, 2019, 08:13:03 PM »

Mafia leaders are knocked off all the time. Plug and play with new Mafia members.
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« Reply #204 on: June 04, 2019, 08:15:35 PM »

Loffler - Gone
Chungh - Gone
Goosen - Gone

That leaves 1 starter left on the team since the Canadian Mafia took over.

To be fair, Couture and Gray likely start this year so that's 2 + Wolitarsky which is 3 and Jones would be a 4th starter.
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« Reply #205 on: June 04, 2019, 08:22:04 PM »

Our 7 CDN starters are collectively one of the best groups in the league. Who cares if we drafted them or not. Wins don't count extra if you drafted your canandian starters...
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« Reply #206 on: June 04, 2019, 08:24:07 PM »

To be fair, Couture and Gray likely start this year so that's 2 + Wolitarsky which is 3 and Jones would be a 4th starter.
To be fair, we don't know how Couture and Gray will do as starters. If the TC reports and playing time are anything to go by, Hecht will get the starting safety spot.
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« Reply #207 on: June 04, 2019, 08:28:00 PM »

How have they been bad?

Loffler - multiple year allstar
Chungh - multiple year allstar
Goosen - all star
Wolitarsky- excellent sophomore season 18 starts
Thats four. Two of whom were second overall picks
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« Reply #208 on: June 04, 2019, 08:30:19 PM »

LOL very uneducated comments regarding CFL draft from you. Lots of drafted players never make the next step, ESPECIALLY picks from the third round onwards. A 3rd round pick spending 2 years on the roster is anything but a wasted pick. Spunds like he had ample opportunity to demonstrate he deserved he roster spot, but times up. Hindsight is 20/20, look back at any previous years draft and you'll find a better player picked at a later spot. LOL!!! Dumb argument!!!

By your standards there were 198 wasted picks before The Pats took Tom brady. Hope those loser gms got fired for that blunder in hindsight :LOL!!!
Well no the whole class we got that year was a flub minus Gray. I agree hindsight is 50/50 but that class still sucked for us.
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« Reply #209 on: June 04, 2019, 08:32:18 PM »

Our 7 CDN starters are collectively one of the best groups in the league. Who cares if we drafted them or not. Wins don't count extra if you drafted your canandian starters...
Because Canadian starters don't grow on trees and aren't cheap. Its impossible to always carry more than 3 or 4 canadian starters if you want good ones.

Sure wins don't count extra. But may as well then scrap the draft entirely since it doesn't matter, right?
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