Bombers show little interest in 'work in progress'

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:56 AM ET

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers aren't sending out a vibe that they will go hard after the only player available in tomorrow's CFL supplemental draft.

Weber State offensive lineman Zac Carlson, who was actually born in Winnipeg and moved to California as a child, applied for non-import status earlier this year and eventually got it last month, but it was too late for him to be included in last weekend's regular draft.

So tomorrow teams will bid on Carlson's rights using 2010 draft picks, and the squad that offers the highest selection will land the 6-foot-3, 300-pound tackle. If two or more teams offer picks in the winning round, the one with the highest waiver priority will get him.

The Bombers are third on that priority list behind Hamilton and Toronto, but Winnipeg director of player personnel John Murphy didn't sound like he was ready to surrender a 2010 draft pick for Carlson.

"He's more of a work in progress from what I've seen," Murphy said. "He's got good size ... but I don't think it's a finished product. I think you would be sort of guessing or projecting.

"Is it worth what you'd probably have to expend to get him right now? I'm not sure."


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