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Ottawa selected the following players Tuesday night:

1st round, 7th overall: Jason Lauzon-Séguin, OL, Laval, 6-foot-4, 300 pounds

2nd round, 16th overall: Mikaël Charland, DB, Concordia, 6-foot-4, 216 pounds

3rd round, 25th overall: Mehdi Abdesmad, DL, Boston College, 6-foot-6, 284 pounds

4th round, 34th overall: Kevin Jackson, LB, Sam Houston State, 5-foot-11, 230 pounds

5th round, 43rd overall: Randy Beardy, OL, Windsor, 6-foot-7, 290 pounds

6th round, 45th overall (via Saskatchewan): Kyle Fraser-Audit, OL, Guelph, 6-foot-5, 283 pounds

7th round, 54th overall (via Saskatchewan):  Arto Khatchikian, LB, Concordia, 6-feet, 220 pounds

7th round, 60th overall: Jamal Kett, WR, Western Ontario, 6-foot-5, 214 pounds

8th round, 69th overall:  Guillaume Tremblay-Lebel, LB, Laval, 6-foot-1, 220 pounds

I won't pretend to know the guys beyond the first three rounds a whole lot, but based on what I'm reading, overall I'm pretty pleased with this haul. I don't mind taking a chance on Mehdi Abdesmad where they chose to.  I like the size on Kett and Khatchikian. And a team that needs so much help on special teams might have landed some.  :thup:
“This isn’t about why football doesn’t work in Ottawa,” said (Jeff) Hunt, “It’s more, on a larger scale, why poorly run businesses don’t work anywhere.” Ottawa Business Journal, September 12th, 2013.


I'm pretty happy with the draft results. I think Lauzon-Séguin was a bit of a lucky break. I remember reading somewhere that he was maybe expected to get picked earlier than he did.
I like the gamble with Abdesmad. I hope he finds success in the NFL, but if he doesn't, we may have another solid Canadian on the d-line.
Seems likely that the Redblacks will start 4 Canadian on the offensive line this year, so the depth we've added is reassuring.

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