Coach Berry grades the picks

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:20 AM ET

Blue Bombers head coach Doug Berry on Winnipeg's draftees:

- Ibrahim (Obby) Khan, 6-foot-4, 305 pound OL (non-import)

-- "Khan's a very versatile offensive lineman. He's played every position and something we're looking for here is the versatility of linemen. And Khan's a young guy (25)."

- Val St. Germain, 6-foot-4, 305-pound OL (non-import)

-- "St. Germain (34) is a very experienced offensive lineman who gives us the same type of thing that Khan gives us. He's played a long time and can play at least four positions."

- Brad Banks, 5-foot-11, 201-pound QB (import)

-- "Brad Banks played at Iowa when they were a powerhouse team. I know the type of quarterback it would take to succeed in that type of offence so, I'm really confident of the type of player that Brad Banks can be."

- Hakeem Kashama, 6-foot-4, 267-pound DL (non-import)

-- "He's a guy who hasn't been healthy all the time yet but he's played at U-Conn in a major program in the Big East. He's more, 'We'll see what we get when we get him.' But he's shown good pedigree coming from a solid program."

- Cameron Legault, 6-foot-3, 270-pound DL (non-import)

-- "I've always liked Cameron when he was a noseguard in B.C., as well as Ottawa. He played well against us when I was in Montreal and I think he can compete in our defensive line situation here. He could give Doug Brown a little go for his money but again, who's going to back up Doug Brown?"

- Lenard Semajuste, 6-foot-3, 240 pounds (non-import)

-- "Semajuste is a big guy that played at a small college (Adams State). We're taking him on a, 'Let's see what we can get type of thing,' and he could possibly be a fullback-tight end and contribute on special teams."

- Henri Childs, 6-foot-2, 210 pound RB (import)

-- "Henri Childs is from Colorado State. He's played some running back there and he was also used as a wide receiver. We're looking forward to having a back that we can bring out of the backfield, someone who might complement (tailback) Charles (Roberts)."

- Robert Grant, 6-foot-1, 210-pound LB/DB (import)

-- "He would be a cover guy first and a linebacker second or he could line up a free safety if that's the direction where we want to go. He's a versatile guy. He could be the darkhorse of the draft."


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