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Pigskin
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« on: February 01, 2023, 05:40:29 PM »

Again this year the Bombers will be selecting late in most of the rounds. Picks 8/15/26/35/53/62/and 71.

Edmonton and Ottawa should be able to load up on some good players.

Ottawa: Picks 1/10/17/19/25/37 in the first 5 rounds.

Edmonton: Picks 2/12/18/20/23/28/38 also in the first 5 rounds.

Edmonton and Calgary both will forfeit there 2nd. round picks. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2023, 07:04:16 AM »

Edmonton and Calgary both will forfeit there 2nd. round picks

Why?
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2023, 01:17:36 PM »

Why?


Supplemental draft.  Pelley and Ryham.

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2023, 03:12:04 PM »

Supplemental draft.  Pelley and Ryham.



TJ Rayam?
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2023, 03:13:17 PM »

A couple of pretty good DLs could be available at #8. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2023, 04:36:35 PM »

Why?


https://www.cfl.ca/2022/05/05/elks-take-dl-j-min-pelley-stamps-take-t-j-rayam-in-supplemental-draft/
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2023, 07:43:08 PM »

TJ Rayam?

Yes I spelled hid name wrong.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2023, 04:33:12 PM »

What's are our needs to address in the draft? Or do we just take best available?

I always like drafting prospects for the OL
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2023, 04:43:21 PM »

What's are our needs to address in the draft? Or do we just take best available?

I always like drafting prospects for the OL

Always an interesting question. The draft is after free agency. So we'll know who we lost and / or who we gained.

Based on our current roster I'd think we'd want to look for choices on the DL with a DE type in particular for our 1st choice. After that we probably go with best available. Some players will return to college for a final season so we can consider succession planning for 2024. LB/DB and OL are always important to have in the pipeline.

Realistically not many players drafted in 2023 will initially make anything more than the PR barring injury. A few 2022 draft choices might be fighting for 1 -3 more time on the AR.
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2023, 05:25:46 PM »

Always an interesting question. The draft is after free agency. So we'll know who we lose and / or who we gain.

Based on our current roster I'd think we'd want to look for choices on the DL with a DE type in particular for our 1st choice. After that we probably go with best available. Some players will return to college for a final season so we can consider succession planning for 2024. LB/DB and OL are always important to have in the pipeline.

Realistically not many players drafted in 2023 will initially make anything more than the PR barring injury. A few 2022 draft choices might be fighting for 1 -3 more time on the AR.

Never a bad thing to look at deficiencies, but best player on the board is so much better.  And "best player" is not just most talented, but one that also fits your dynamic best. 

I have no doubt we will take a variety of spots, one OL at least, one DL at least, but I can see taking Rec's, DB's and LBs as well, in no particular order except taking O'Shea type guys.  Raw talent and measureables are one thing, but heart is more important in the Bomber culture. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2023, 05:47:56 PM »

It?s always best player available.

The hard part is addressing ?best? across position groups. I certainly think we need more OL in the pipeline though.
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2023, 07:12:29 PM »

Unless we can resign Kongbo, I am sticking with DL. JT95 is getting up there. Lawson, looked good early but faded late in the season. Adamson has great size and could be the answer?? There are also a couple of good LBs in the draft. 
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2023, 09:43:25 PM »

I don't mind the Bombers drafting late in each round.  Early first round picks don't necessarily pan out any better than late first round picks..or picks made in other early rounds for that matter.  Trying to keep as many picks as possible is the key imo.
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2023, 02:20:05 PM »

What's are our needs to address in the draft? Or do we just take best available?

I always like drafting prospects for the OL

You guys could use a Canadian defensive end.  Many teams now are using Canadian defensive ends in their rotation.  You guys haven't had one since Kongbo.

It could be Thomas's last year, you already have his replacement in #99 and Adamson will be in camp.  It wouldn't hurt to have another DT on the practice roster.

Ford leaving hurts.  In his one start, he showed he can be a Cornerback in this league.  Maybe look at the kid from Guleph, who is 6'3.
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2023, 02:50:25 PM »

You guys could use a Canadian defensive end.  Many teams now are using Canadian defensive ends in their rotation.  You guys haven't had one since Kongbo.

It could be Thomas's last year, you already have his replacement in #99 and Adamson will be in camp.  It wouldn't hurt to have another DT on the practice roster.

Ford leaving hurts.  In his one start, he showed he can be a Cornerback in this league.  Maybe look at the kid from Guleph, who is 6'3.

I expect Ford back at some point, but a DE would be nice to have.
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