News 2017 Stampeder Draft Picks (Ongoing)

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  1. Seeker1

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    Round 1
    6-foot-5, 314 lbs

    CGY COLLING, Randy
    Gannon
    DL

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    Colling played four years at Division II’s Gannon University Golden Knights (2008-11) and recorded 220 tackles, 48 tackles for loss and 25 sacks. The six-foot-five, 314 lb. defensive lineman majored in criminal justice. Colling attended mini-camps with the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers before signing a futures contract with the Buffalo Bills. The 26-year-old also spent time with the New York Giants. Colling then played four years in the Arena Football League for the Cleveland Gladiators, making 74 tackles and 14.5 sacks. Colling was an all-state first-team selection while playing for Pioneer High School in Arcade, NY.

    “He moves well at his size and already has experience at the pro level. He has the ability to push the pocket.” – Defensive line coach Corey Mace
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    Round 2


    Lynch attended the University of Saskatchewan where he played 28 games as a receiver for the Huskies. He had 85 catches for 1,133 yards and seven touchdowns during his four-year career. The Regina native is listed at six-foot-two, 220-lbs. and made a career-long catch of 63 yards in 2016. He became a starter in 2015 and did not begin playing football until Grade 11 at Michael A. Riffel high school.

    “He possesses a good combination of size and strength. He’s shown the ability to be a good blocker.” – Receivers coach Pete Costanza

    LYNCH, Julan 6-foot-2, 220 lbs.
    Saskatchewan
    WR
    Used CFL combine appearances to shoot up the rankings. Impressive combo of size and athleticism. (Justin Dunk)
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    Round 3

    ADELEKE, Tunde
    5-foot-10, 190 lbs.
    Carleton
    DB
    Once completing his eligibility with the Carleton Ravens, Adeleke had tallied 104 tackles, four tackles for loss and four interceptions at defensive back. The Ottawa product placed first in the 40-yard dash at the CFL Combine with a time of 4.58 seconds. The Communications major is listed at five-foot-ten and 190-lbs. He was a first-team CIS all-Canadian in 2015 while returning kickoffs and punts in addition to his duties in the defensive secondary.

    “He’s a very natural athlete with good balance. He competed well at the combine and showed good instincts and anticipation in coverage.” – Defensive backs coach Kahlil Carter

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    Round 4

    MILANOVIC-LITRE, Ante
    6-foot-1, 230 lbs.
    Simon Fraser
    RB
    A Simon Fraser alumnus, Milanovic-Litre is a six-foot-1, 233-lb. running back hailing from Vancouver. Milanovic-Litre had 89 carries for 105 yards and made 20 receptions for 142 yards during his senior season. He impressed scouts at the Western regional combine before earning an invitation to the national combine. The Notre Dame high school graduate also worked out for the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons of the NFL.

    “Ante had a good regional and national combine. He showed great athleticism and moved well in the one-on-ones both blocking and receiving. He has the tools to be a solid CFL fullback.” – Running backs coach Marc Mueller
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    Round 5

    GACUSANA, Felix Jr.
    6-foot-1, 318 lbs.
    Simon Fraser
    OL

    A six-foot-one, 318-lb. offensive lineman, Gacusana, Jr. played four seasons with the Simon Fraser Clan. He was named a second team all-star for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference at the NCAA Division II level. He went to nearby St. Thomas More high school in Burnaby, BC.

    “He performed well in the one-on-one pass rush drill at the regional combine. He showed a competitive attitude and a nasty streak.” — Offensive line coach Pat DelMonaco
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    Round 6
    GAGNON, Alexandre
    6-foot-7, 231 lbs.
    Sherbrooke
    DL

    A defensive lineman from Sherbooke, Gagnon made 16 tackles and had 5.5 sacks over eight games in 2016. Gagnon placed second in the three-cone drill at the East regional combine. The six-foot-seven, 231-lb. defender hails from Dolbeau-Mistassini, Que.

    “He’s a long-framed kid and has shown good pass-rush moves and instincts. His potential will grow as he fills out his frame.” – Defensive line coach Corey Mace
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    Round 7

    LAURENSSE, Adam
    6-foot-1, 183 lbs.
    Calgary
    DB
    Laurensse, a former University of Calgary Dino, earned his fourth Canada West all-star selection in 2016. He made 23 tackles as a defensive back last season and also appeared on special teams, returning 15 punts for 229 yards. Laurensse was honoured as an all-Canadian in both 2014 and 2015. The six-foot, 183-lb. Sherwood Park, Alta., native has a team-high four interceptions as a freshman in 2013. Prior to the Dinos, he suited up for the Edmonton Wildcats of the Canadian Junior Football League.

    “Laurensse is efficient in coverage. He plays smart and has good anticipation and instincts.” – Defensive backs coach Kahlil Carter
    Round 8
    SINDANI, Richard

    6-foot-2, 205 lbs.
    Regina

    WR
    After spending three years with the University of Regina Rams, Sindani played most recently for the Calgary Colts. A six-foot-two, 205-lb. receiver, Sindani made 38 catches 487 yards and two touchdowns with the junior football squad in 2016. As a member of his hometown Rams, he registered 33 receptions for 467 yards to go along with three scores. Before beginning his collegiate career, Sindani represented Team Saskatchewan at the 2012 Football Canada Cup in London, Ont.

    “He’s a big-bodied athletic kid who can play the position physically.” – Receivers coach Pete Costanza

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    In one of the biggest surprises of the draft, Guelph running back Johnny Augustine wasn’t selected through eight rounds of the draft. He was the 17th-ranked player in the CFL Scouting Bureau in April after a strong showing at the CFL Combine presented by adidas.

    2018 CFL Draft Note:
    Round five
    Ottawa → Calgary (PD). Ottawa traded this selection to Calgary for Drew Tate
     
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    I would say this was by far one of the weakest draft class by the Stamps. Personally I think they should have taken an offensive lineman at six. For some reason Colling reminds me of Pall. Although to early to tell and I am no scout here and I maybe wrong but I have a feeling that most of these picks won't even make the roster. Probably a few will be on the practice squad, other than that I am not too enlightened or impressed with the Stamps draft this year. Like I said hopefully I am proven wrong.
     
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  3. Seeker1

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    Pall? the 5' 11" 240 lb. defensive end, with the "high rev motor" that motored out of Calgary, very quickly? How are they similar?

    When you are picking players at the position the Stampeders were in, the selection is somewhat limited. Time will tell how successful the 2017 draft was for the Stampeders. Far to early to judge this draft.
     
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    To clarify I just think that selecting Pall was a stretch and there were better prospects available. I feel the same for Colling.

    If he didn't have dual citizenship and granted national status I wonder if the Stamps would have pursued him in free agency. Besides with a player who has been playing in the arena league why hasn't he been signed sooner?
     
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    With today's injury announcements, I wonder if different picks could, or SHOULD HAVE been made?
     

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