May 4, 2013
Expect Bombers to be patient with first-round pick
By KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

University of Alberta Golden Bears quarterback Curtis Dell is brought down with the help of Linden Gaydosh of the University of Calgary Dinos during Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football action at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Sunday, October 2, 2011. Gaydosh is ranked third in the CFL Scouting Bureau's Top-15. LYLE ASPINALL/CALGARY SUN/QMI AGENCY

 

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be hoping to get two things out of their first-round pick in Monday's CFL draft.

In the short term, they'll want someone who will at least be able to step in on a rotational basis this year.

In the long term, GM Joe Mack would like the player they grab with the second overall pick to be a multi-year starter who will remain with the club for a decade or so.

The good news for the Blue and Gold is they don't desperately need to find a Canadian starter. If they can trade up one spot to ensure they land a stud like defensive tackle Linden Gaydosh, then they'll take it. But right now it's not necessary.

The Bombers have the required seven Canadian starters: offensive linemen Justin Sorensen, Steve Morley and Chris Greaves, receivers Cory Watson and Kito Poblah, linebacker Henoc Muamba and his brother safety Cauchy Muamba.


 


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