Forde: Calgary Stampeders Draft Primer

Duane Forde
5/3/2013 11:59:07 AM
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Current Non-Import Roster

# Name POS HT WT University
64 Deane, J'Michael OL 6'5 312 Michigan State
65 Federkeil, Dan OL 6'6 290 Calgary
63 Gott, Jon OL 6'3 294 Boise State
59 Myddelton, Steve OL 6'3 295 St. Francis Xavier
57 Peach, Billy OL 6'4 323 Jacksonville
67 Tsoumpas, Dmitri OL 6'4 315 Weber State
50 Wilson, Spencer OL 6'7 325 Saginaw Valley State
81 Arthur, Jabari WR 6'4 219 Akron
89 Bauman, Chris WR 6'4 225 Regina
80 Forzani, Johnny WR 6'1 195 Washington State
86 Parker, Anthony WR 6'2 215 Calgary
3 Sinopoli, Brad WR 6'4 210 Ottawa
9 Cornish, Jon RB 6'0 205 Kansas
26 Cote, Rob RB 6'1 220 Victoria Rebels
41 DeSouza, Wilkerson RB 5'11 223 Toronto
35 St. Pierre, Tim RB 6'0 235 Saint Mary's
14 Walter, Matt RB 5'10 210 Calgary
99 Mace, Corey DL 6'3 287 Wyoming
47 Marshall, Andrew DL 6'3 240 Simon Fraser
44 Phillips, Justin DL 6'3 236 Wilfrid Laurier
23 Turner, Junior DL 6'3 230 Bishop's
48 Carter, Yannick LB 6'1 205 Wilfrid Laurier
45 McCartney, Karl LB 6'0 215 Saint Mary's
21 Berger, Adam DB 6'0 205 Simon Fraser
7 Fraser, Eric DB 6'1 214 Central Michigan
27 Hecht, Jeff DB 5'10 202 Saint Mary's
24 MacDougall, Keenan DB 6'2 208 Saskatchewan
30 Paredes, Rene K 5'11 195 Concordia
6 Maver, Rob P 5'11 195 Guelph
56 Chevrier, Randy LS 6'2 285 McGill

Potential Non-Import Starting Positions
4 offensive linemen, 2 receivers, running back, defensive tackle, and free safety

Key Canadian Arrivals
The rights to former NFL OT Dan Federkeil were acquired from Toronto, as he looks to come out of retirement. LB Yannick Carter signed as a free agent.

Key Canadian Departures
DT Brian Bulcke and OL Mark DeWit both departed as free agents, while WR Arjei Franklin and LB Marc Calixte retired. LB Akwasi Antwi was dealt to Toronto for Federkeil.

In The Pipeline
2012 draft picks OL Billy Peach and DB Adam Berger are already under contract, while fellow '12 selection OL Brad Erdos is likely still a year away. This could also be the year that speedy '09 pick WR Spencer Armstrong finally joins the Stamps after completing his military service.

Draft Needs
Like all teams, the Stamps will want to add depth in advance of next year's Expansion Draft but there's not a pressing need. After the offseason departures of Brian Bulcke, Mark DeWit, Marc Calixte, and Akwasi Antwi, defensive tackle, offensive line, and linebacker/special teams could all be areas of interest.

2013 Draft Selections
7th, 13th, 16th, 25th, 28th, 34th, 48th, 59th

Early Round Picks (2008-2012)
2008: OL Dimitri Tsoumpas (2nd), OL Jesse Newman (3rd), DE Fernand Kashama (16th)
2009: DB Eric Fraser (8th), LB Tristan Black (16th)
2010: K/P Rob Maver (5th), DB Taurean Allen (13th)
2011: SB Anthony Parker (3rd), DL Junior Turner (9th)
2012: DL Ameet Pall (5th)

Best Late Round Pick (2008-2012)
Jon Gott might have been the best centre in the CFL last season, which isn't bad for a guy who was drafted in the fifth round (35th overall) in 2008.

Quirky Draft Fact
The 2007 Draft is considered one of the weakest of the last decade. Six years later, only four of the first seventeen picks from that draft are still active in professional football. All four of them, Chris Bauman (1st overall), Justin Phillips (5th), Jabari Arthur (6th), and Corey Mace (11th), play for the Stampeders. Extending the search a little further, you'll find six of the first twenty-two picks still active, with newly signed Yannick Carter (20th) bringing to five the number of those players who are with Calgary.

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