Eskimos good -- too good -- at CFL draft

Ted Laurent, left, shown here at practice with Esks teammate Almondo Sewell in 2013, was one of the...

Ted Laurent, left, shown here at practice with Esks teammate Almondo Sewell in 2013, was one of the Eskimos most successful picks in the past eight years, although he was taken in the supplemental draft. (David Bloom/QMI Agency/Files)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:09 PM ET

EDMONTON - Good luck getting anything on Tuesday’s CFL draft out of Fort Commonwealth.

The only questions the Edmonton Eskimos fielded providing any insight into general manager Ed Hervey’s thoughts heading in were taken two weeks ago at the club’s last media availability.

There, it was made crystal clear that the second-year GM would not be made available again until after after the draft.

Back then, the message was the Eskimos weren’t interested in moving out of the third-overall spot.

But can you really blame them?

After all, the Eskimos have done pretty well with their premier draft selections — regardless of what spot they’re made — since their last Grey Cup championship in 2005.

Too well even, in some instances.


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