May 5, 2013
Stampeders, Hufnagel in position to sit back at CFL Draft
By SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

Calgary Stampeders coach/ GM John Hufnagel talks to media and answers questions about the team's off-season activity and the start of CFL free agency in Calgary, Alberta February 14, 2013. (Jim Wells/QMI Agency)

When you have a good football team, you end up having options.

Heading into Monday’s CFL Draft, that’s exactly what the Calgary Stampeders have — options.

With the No. 7 pick in the the first round, plus two selections in the second round, how the Stamps decide to proceed will depend on how the board falls.

If one of the top CIS prospects — Regina defensive lineman Stefan Charles or behemoth McMaster offensive tackle Matt Sewell — falls due to NFL worries, the Stamps could pounce.

They could also opt for an NCAA redshirt junior and wait.

Or they could simply look to add a body who can contribute immediately.


Whether it’s adding an offensive lineman, another defensive back, or targeting defensive line depth to replace the departed Brian Bulcke, the Stamps, who have eight picks overall, are in an enviable spot.

“We’re in a position where we can sit at pick No. 7, and if we don’t make any trades or we don’t do anything, and we come away with th


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