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Pigskin
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« on: January 30, 2020, 06:19:29 PM »

Currently we have picks 18, 37, 39, 46, 55, 73. Mr. Walter's is going to have his work cut out for him this year. I am hoping that a player like DeQuoy will be around at 18.
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 07:02:13 PM »

Probably for the best we don't have to pay a first round pick. It will save SMS.

I hope Walters can find some great value players with the picks we do have. I am unfamiliar with the quality of the draft this year, but if Walters can find a couple of ST demons who can maybe backup right away, as well as a project or two who shows promise to be a starter one day, that would be a huge success. Based on Walters' track record, there's no reason to think that can't happen.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 01:02:57 PM »

Which positions are a priority? Anyone want to make a ranking? Or do we just draft best guy?
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 01:16:30 PM »

Which positions are a priority? Anyone want to make a ranking? Or do we just draft best guy?
Hypothetically if we don't re-up our pending UFAs and don't sign any I'd list it as:
Safety
Linebacker
Receiver
Defensive End
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 02:11:26 PM »

Basically if we don't move up in draft somehow then we just pick best player available...if one of those 2 ends are still there which I doubt we gotta grab one, if not then best of whats there...hopefully there are still some DB options
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2020, 02:23:52 PM »

We just released Janke. I'm not expecting Hecht to be back. D. Jones is 50/50?

So we may be looking at DB as a priority but we still probably have to take the best player available.

Watching what Canadians we acquire in free agency is always interesting.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2020, 02:28:40 PM »

We just released Janke. I'm not expecting Hecht to be back. D. Jones is 50/50?

So we may be looking at DB as a priority but we still probably have to take the best player available.

Watching what Canadians we acquire in free agency is always interesting.
We don't tend to sign Canadian FAs, at least as backups or STers so I agree. It will be interesting
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2020, 02:42:02 PM »

thanks for the input everyone, will be an interesting draft and spring
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2020, 03:14:44 PM »

We don't tend to sign Canadian FAs, at least as backups or STers so I agree. It will be interesting

LOL. How do you think we got Janke. Blue collar players like Miles, Miller and Rempel were gold strike additions in FA.
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2020, 03:55:09 PM »

LOL. How do you think we got Janke. Blue collar players like Miles, Miller and Rempel were gold strike additions in FA.
I mean if you wanna count long snapper go ahead. And Janke played like a game for us. Miller and Miles. And Hecht. Besides that? Gauthier, Briggs, D.Jones, Hallett, Rush, Augustine, Exum? were all brought in as rookies.

Starters is a different story but I don't really see us signing too many canadian "foot soldiers" in FA, at least not til after the draft. Last year in FA (BEFORE the draft) we signed *checks notes* Dexter Janke. That is it, that is all

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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2020, 04:37:10 PM »

Demski and Speller were picked up as free agents in the last couple of years.
Janke was injured. Augustine was with 2 other teams prior to the Bombers. Speller was an undrafted free agent. Today's foot soldier might become next years starter.
My point was Speller and Augustine had their rookie years here. They didn't come here as veterans. They were essentially draft picks minus the usage of a draft pick to get them. You obviously didn't read what I said. I don't believe we will sign too many canadians (at least established ones) before the draft. Your arguments of Speller and Augustine were both signed post-draft
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2020, 06:49:31 PM »

My point was Speller and Augustine had their rookie years here. They didn't come here as veterans. They were essentially draft picks minus the usage of a draft pick to get them. You obviously didn't read what I said. I don't believe we will sign too many canadians (at least established ones) before the draft. Your arguments of Speller and Augustine were both signed post-draft

Augustine spent part of 2017 TC in Edmonton then Regina. He didn't come to Winnipeg until 2018 so not exactly his rookie year. Not a veteran either.

We signed Lalama who lasted 7 games before being released and playing 11 games in Montreal. He was starting after injuries to a couple of Als.

You can bring in players if they are available and if there is a relevant need / upgrade.
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2020, 07:41:01 PM »

Augustine spent part of 2017 TC in Edmonton then Regina. He didn't come to Winnipeg until 2018 so not exactly his rookie year. Not a veteran either.

We signed Lalama who lasted 7 games before being released and playing 11 games in Montreal. He was starting after injuries to a couple of Als.

You can bring in players if they are available and if there is a relevant need / upgrade.
Yes but I'm just saying I doubt we will do much Canadian wise before the draft.
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2020, 07:53:30 PM »

Let put it this way then, JA27 didn't play a game in the CFL until he came to Winnipeg. JA27 and Speller went undrafted, we signed Speller as a FA in 2018.
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2020, 09:46:58 PM »

The only Canadian free agent that I would be interested in is Ackie.
As for the draft my priorities would be
Safety
Defensive Line
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