Monday, April 15, 2013

CFL Draft 2013 Preview: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Picks: 5 picks, first pick 2nd overall

2012 Draft Highlight: Actually having a 1st round pick to use (a rarity for the Blue and Gold)

2012 Draft Lowlight: Using that pick to reach for an OL who wasn’t good enough to justify using the 3rd overall pick on. Also using their next pick on WR Johnny Aprile who they then tried unsuccessfully to convert to safety… probably should have just drafted a safety.

Needs: You’d think given their mind boggling decision to keep Buck Pierce around they would be more committed to building an OL that actually has a hope of keeping him upright (unless the rules change to allow the drafting of medical staff or bubble wrap instead). Having jettisoned both Ian Logan and Brady Browne this offseason, they should be looking to build depth behind Cauchy Muamba at safety. Brother Henoc Muamba seems to be entrenched as the starter at MLB which should have the team looking to build depth behind him as well. They are pretty thin in terms of DL. Overall anything outside of a receiver or a kicker would address a need.

Potential Pipeline: DL Christo Bilukidi (Oakland)

Prediction: Given how much sense drafting along to OL would be for the Bombers, expect to either not draft one in the first round or draft an OL that was projected to be a 4th rounder with the 2nd overall pick.


Ronbo the Riderfan said...

Here's another Rider quote for your collection.

Guy talking on CBC radio, recounting his experience with the Boston Booms. "I had just finished my run and met up with my wife, then we heard two booms. We didn't know what they were from; we assumed it had something to do with the Red Socks game. There was so much going on, it was like a Rider game after a touchdown." Graham Harvey from Assiniboia, SK

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