May 6, 2013
Big risk but bigger reward for Bombers in CFL draft
By KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

The Bombers could end up with Andy Mulumba despite interest from the Green Bay Packers (WALT MIDDLETON/QMI Agency)

As of Sunday night the Bombers still had the second overall pick in Monday’s CFL draft.

And if it stays that way, it’ll be interesting to see which way GM Joe Mack goes, because his previous first rounds have raised a few eyebrows.

The Bombers didn’t have a first-rounder in his first year of 2010, and they made the right call going with middle linebacker Henoc Muamba with the first overall selection in 2011. After that, though, his choices have come out of left field. Receiver Jade Etienne went fourth overall in 2011, and he has yet to grow into the receiver they hoped he would be.

Last year he traded up to get offensive lineman Tyson Pencer third overall, even though the consensus was Pencer would have still been around at No. 8. Pencer then missed all of last season with a shoulder injury, so the jury is still out on that pick as well.



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