May 7, 2013
Stampeders dug deep in lower rounds of CFL draft
By SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

Stampeders GM/head coach John Hufnagel has high hopes for some of his lower-round 2013 draft picks. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

CALGARY - John Hufnagel got exactly what he was looking for at the top of Monday's CFL Draft.

The Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach locked up a potential future starting offensive lineman in the first round.

Then he grabbed an immediate special-teams player and added depth at centre.

But are there any diamonds in the rough at the bottom of the draft?

Hufnagel and his staff likely won't know the answer for several years. But he likes the potential of his final few picks.

The Stamps selected receiver Yannick Morin Plante in the third round.


The 6-foot, 200-lb., Laval product has some of the traits that have allowed Nik Lewis to become a star over the past decade.

"He was one of the fastest players at (evaluation) camp this year," Hufnagel said.

"He's a physical, strong player who has the ability to break tackles."

In the fourth round, Hufnagel added fullback depth with a player who has played all over the field.


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