Bombers seem most keen on Poblah

Kirk Penton, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 4:11 AM ET

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will add a blue-chip Canadian prospect to their training camp roster on Monday morning.

Whispers around the league on Sunday indicated the Bombers are most interested in taking Central Michigan wide receiver Kito Poblah in the CFL supplemental draft.

Poblah, who is 6-foot-2 and 213 pounds, had 154 receptions for 1,908 yards and 15 touchdowns in 53 career games with the Chippewas, and last year he returned 11 kickoffs for 220 yards.

The other top-notch talent up for grabs on Monday at 8 a.m. is Ole Miss defensive tackle Ted Laurent.
Also available are Wilfrid Laurier defensive lineman Alex Ellis, who hasn’t played football in a couple of years, and Tabor College linebacker Stephen Inman.

The Bombers didn’t think Poblah was going to be available in the supplement draft, so they selected University of Saskatchewan receiver Jade Etienne fourth overall in the regular CFL draft earlier this month.

Despite that, the Bombers said they would have no reservations picking Poblah to add to their Canadian depth.

Poblah is a cousin and former teammate of Bomber draft pick Carl Volny, a running back.

The supplemental draft is for players who weren’t able to prove their non-import status in time for the regular college draft.

Teams are able to bid 2012 draft picks on the available players, and Winnipeg, which has the top spot when it comes to waiver priority, can grab whomever it wants if it gives up its first-round pick next year.

NEW BLOOD: Eastern Illinois University announced Sunday one of its former defensive backs, C.J. James, has signed with the Bombers.

James had five interceptions for 152 return yards in his junior year, and he had five tackles for a loss as a senior.
 


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