Forde: West division team draft profiles - Stampeders

Duane Forde
4/30/2012 8:09:25 PM
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Current Non-Import Roster:
John Bender, OL, Nevada
J'Micheal Deane, OL, Michigan State
Mark Dewit, OL, Calgary
Jon Gott, OL, Boise State
Steve Myddelton, OL, St. Francis Xavier
Dimitri Tsoumpas, OL, Weber State
Spencer Wilson, OL, Calgary Colts
Jabari Arthur, WR, Akron
Chris Bauman, WR, Regina
Johnny Forzani, WR, Washington State
Arjei Franklin, WR, Windsor
Anthony Parker, WR, Calgary
Jon Cornish, RB, Kansas
Rob Cote, RB, None
Tim St. Pierre, RB, Saint Mary's
Matt Walter, RB, Calgary
Brad Sinopoli, QB, Ottawa
Prince Baffoh, DL, None
Brian Bulcke, DL, Stanford
Corey Mace, DL, Wyoming
Justin Phillips, DL, Wilfrid Laurier
Junior Turner, DL, Bishop's
Akwasi Antwi, LB, Mount Allison
Marc Calixte, LB, Tennessee-Martin
Justin Conn, LB, Bishop's
Karl McCartney, LB, Saint Mary's
Jadon Wagner, LB, Brigham Young
Andre Clarke, DB, York
Eric Fraser, DB, Central Michigan
Scott Crough, K, None
Rob Maver, K, Guelph
Rene Paredes, K, Concordia
Randy Chevrier, LS, McGill

Of the 33 non-imports on the roster, 17 of them (51.5%) were acquired via the draft.

Key Canadian Additions: OL Mark Dewit, SB Chris Bauman

Key Canadian Losses: OL Tim O'Neill, P Burke Dales

In The Pipeline: Speedy WR Spencer Armstrong, a 2009 draft choice, remains in limbo as he completes his military commitment and pursues NFL opportunities. DE Jadon Wagner and RB Matt Walter join the club this season, having finished their collegiate careers in 2011.

Potential Non-Import Starting Positions: 3 OL, 2 WR, RB, 2 DL, FS

Most Pressing Need: There are none, although non-import depth in the secondary could be a consideration, especially if Calgary ever elects to start Eric Fraser at free safety. In the big picture, the Stamps organizational depth leaves them better situated than most teams to take a redshirt junior or even an NFL-bound prospect.

Five-Year Draft History:
2011, 3, Anthony Parker, WR, Calgary
2011, 9, Junior Turner, DL, Bishop's
2011, 26, Akwasi Antwi, DL, Mount Allison
2011, 29, Brad Sinopoli, QB, Ottawa
2011, 34, Matt Walter, RB, Calgary
2011, 45, Jared Manchulenko, TE, Concordia

2010, 5, Rob Maver, K/P, Guelph
2010, 13, Taurean Allen, DB, Wilfrid Laurier
2010, 17, John Bender, OL, Nevada
2010, 21, J'Michael Deane, OL, Michigan State
2010, 37, Karl McCartney, LB, Saint Mary's
2010, 46, Oamo Culbreath, OL, British Columbia
2010, SD3, Johnny Forzani, WR, Washington State

2009, 8, Eric Fraser, S, Central Michigan
2009, 16, Tristan Black, LB, Wayne State
2009, 24, John Hashem, OT, Regina
2009, 28, Spencer Armstrong, WR, Air Force
2009, 30, Steve Myddelton, OG, St. Francis Xavier
2009, 32, Scott McHenry, SB, Saskatchewan
2009, 40, Osie Ukwuoma, DL, Queen's
2009, 48, John Kanaroski, WR, Regina

2008, 2, Dimitri Tsoumpas, OL, Weber State
2008, 3, Jesse Newman, OL, Louisiana-Lafayette
2008, 16, Fernand Kashama, DE, Western Michigan
2008, 27, Ronald Hilaire, DL, Buffalo
2008, 35, Jon Gott, OL, Boise State
2008, 43, Jonathan Lapointe, FB, Montréal

2007, 3, Mike Gyetvai, OL, Michigan State
2007, 5, Justin Phillips, LB, Wilfrid Laurier
2007, 6, Jabari Arthur, WR, Akron
2007, 14, Kevin Challenger, WR, Boston College
2007, 21, Patrick MacDonald, DL, Alberta
2007, 35, Henry Bekkering, K ,Eastern Washington
2007, 38, Ian Hazlett, LB, Queen's
2007, 45, Greg Hetherington, SB, McGill

Implications of Past Drafts: Much of the Stamps' impressive non-import depth is a direct result of their mid- to late round draft success. Keep a particular eye on the prospects the club lands in Rounds 4 and 5, as those picks have been particularly kind to them over the last four years. Offensive linemen Jon Gott and Steve Myddelton, linebackers Karl McCartney and Akwasi Antwi, and quarterback Brad Sinopoli were all regular active roster players last season after being selected in the fourth or fifth round. It's worth noting that the club has stockpiled four picks between those two rounds this year.

2012 Selections (9): 5th, 12th, 19th, 27th, 30th, 31st, 35th, 43rd, 45th

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