Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for May 10, 2016

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for May 10, 2016


    Months of preparation have led to this moment. The consequences will be felt for years to come.
    On Tuesday, Canadian Football League clubs will translate countless hours of scouting, film review, interviews, list-making and discussion into selections at the 2016 draft.
    Calgary goes into the 2016 season with 24 products of the CFL draft including 18 of their own picks.

    Barring a last-minute trade, the Calgary Stampeders will choose sixth overall in the 2016 Canadian Football League draft.
    Draft order is determined by the previous season’s results and the Stamps get to pick one spot sooner in the opening round because Winnipeg forfeited its top pick after selecting Garrett Waggoner in last year’s supplemental draft.
    This is the fifth time in the modern era of the draft — i.e. since territorial exemptions were eliminated in 1985 — Calgary will draft sixth overall.

    Stampeders GM John Hufnagel playing waiting game ahead of Tuesday’s CFL Draft
    All off-season long, the CFL’s hot-stove has been crackling in Regina.
    That hasn’t changed one bit with the new season approaching.
    Heading into Tuesday’s 2016 CFL Draft (5 p.m., TSN), the Saskatchewan Roughriders are once again the talk of the league, as they dangle the No. 1 overall pick in hopes of finding a trade partner and a haul of goodies.
    Intimately familiar with the two men leading the Riders these days — GM/head coach Chris Jones and assistant vice-president of football operations and player personnel John Murphy — Calgary Stampeders GM John Hufnagel has a pretty good idea of what’s going on next door in the Wheat Province in the hours leading up to the draft, and it doesn’t involve him.

    Pressure comes with the territory for Calgary Stampeders scouts
    With former assistant GM John Murphy now trying to help rebuild the rival Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Calgary Stampeders will head into Tuesday’s 2016 CFL Draft with a couple of different voices having a whole lot of war room influence.
    Of course, GM John Hufnagel is still leading the draft-day charge, but his son, Cole, hired as the director of U.S. scouting in the wake of Murphy’s December departure for greener pastures, and director of Canadian scouting Brendan Mahoney are important pieces to a personnel puzzle that extends far beyond just draft day.
    With added responsibility comes added pressure, especially when trying to live up to a drafting and developing standard that has helped the Stampeders run up a combined 43-11 record over the past three regular seasons.

    The 24th annual CUPS/Stampeders Kickoff Breakfast, presented by Apache Canada Ltd., will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at the Imperial Ballroom of Calgary’s Hyatt Regency hotel (700 Centre St. SE).
    The breakfast — which goes from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. — brings together Calgary’s corporate community to help raise money and awareness for CUPS, a not-for-profit organization that remains on the forefront of helping the most vulnerable individuals and families in our city.

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