Maciocia and his draft picks

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:19 AM ET

Danny Maciocia emerged from the Eskimos' draft war room and admitted his head felt like it was spinning.

Who could blame him?

After several weeks of preparation, the head coach had just added eight new non-import players in less than two hours.

Here's a thumbnail sketch of yesterday's picks:

ADAM BRAIDWOOD, FIRST-OVERALL PICK

DE, WASHINGTON ST.

Maciocia's take: "If you just talk to (Braidwood) for a few minutes, you know he's going to put it on the line every time he lines up."

JASON NUGENT, 2ND ROUND

SAFETY, RUTGERS

Maciocia: "There's one (video) clip of him where ... he clearly outruns 10 other guys to the ball carrier."

DWAYNE MUNDLE, 3RD ROUND

LB, WEST VIRGINIA

Maciocia: "He went to West Virginia as a running back, was converted to a free safety and played some outside linebacker for them."

MIKE WILLIAMS, 3RD ROUND

DE, BOISE ST.

A 2007 project because he's staying in school next fall.

Maciocia: "He can play the perimeter or play inside and we think he will just get better with another year at Boise State."

Andrew Brown, 4th round LB, Lafayette

Maciocia: "He will knock your head off, based on what we have seen on film with his special teams play."

JEAN PHILIPPE ABRAHAM, 4TH ROUND

LB, LAVAL

Maciocia: "He is not the kind of kid that tests real well, but if you watch him play, he is always around the football."

NICK BISAILLON, 5TH ROUND RB, LAVAL

Maciocia: "We think he can be a multi-dimensional player."

Grieg Longchamps, 6th round

OL, Montreal

Maciocia: "He fell off the charts because he had some issues regarding academics and his play suffered."


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