2007 Draft Thread....

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...just noticed on the live tracker, round 6, 'Edmonton forfeits pick'.....what's up with that?...is that Edmonton forgoing a round pick on their own or some sort of penalty levied by the league?....


hey red hows crapgary doing........crappy edmonton is doing craptastic as usual

Edmonton forfeited their pick as they used it in the supplemental draft last year

...quite happy with Corey Mace DL, the Bombers first pick....he's already in a nfl camp....could be a wait for this guy....but a great pick none-the-less.... :thup:

Too bad the Blue don't have more picks.

Ohwell, their scouting means 2 Roster NI's for next year, same as most other teams.

Blue WR next.

People seem to be forgetting the small WR/SB's this year. Very good for the Bombers.

Arjie Franklin *2 hehe.
Except the athletic WR/SB in this draft are Taller then Franklin.

Stamps 1st choice:

Info on our pick, Mike Gyetvai:

Projected starter at right tackle following the graduation of Sean Poole . . . has impressed Spartan offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland with his physical and mental toughness . . . has shed 16 pounds from his frame since the beginning of the 2003 campaign . . .

2004: Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . appeared in five games in 2004 (vs. Rutgers, Central Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Hawaii) . . . posted perfect scores (100 percent each) in limited action vs. Wisconsin and Hawaii . . . graded 93 percent vs. Minnesota.

2003: Redshirted . . . presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year in 2003 . . . earned Spartan Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week honours twice (vs. Rutgers and Michigan)

Personal: Rated the No. 1 prospect overall in Canada by veteran scout Ron Dias . . . named Ontario Lineman of the Year by All Canada Gridiron and League MVP in 2002 . . . earned first-team All-Canada and All-East honours from All Canada Gridiron . . . three-time first-team all-league selection . . . two-year, two-way starter and team captain for Coach John Bloomfield at Sandwich Secondary in LaSalle, Ontario, helping the Sabres to 20 straight wins including back-to-back Western Bowl and league championships in 2001-02 . . . rated among Ontario's top 50 high school basketball prospects by hoopsmax.com . . . two-time all-league pick in basketball . . . ranked among Ontario's top five centers by both hoopsmax.com and Ontario Hoops Report . . . brother Dan is in his fourth season as an offensive lineman with the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers . . . son of Ed and Angie Gyetvai . . . born May 15, 1984 . . . majoring in mechanical engineering.

Stamps 2nd pick:

Justin Phillips #54

2005: Dressed 8 games … had 11 total tackles (10 solo and 2 assisted) … had 1 sack and two knockdowns.

2004: Dressed all 11 games … had 39 total tackles (22 solo and 17 assisted) … completed 6 total sacks (5 solo and 1 assisted) … had 1 fumble recovery … was named 2nd team OUA All-Star as a defensive end.

2003: Redshirted freshman.

League Awards
OUA First Team All-Star 2006
CIS Second Team All-Canadian 2006
OUA Second Team All-Star 2004

Personal: Named Rookie of the Year in high school … received awards for best linebacker, best defensive player, and two-time MVP … older brother Kyle plays for Laurier … enrolled in Political Science.

Stamps third pick:

Jabari Arthur

A tremendous all-around talent who entered 2006 as Akron’s No. 1 wideout ... a preseason second-team All-MAC choice by Lindy’s ... the leading-returning receiver on the roster ... had a breakout performance in last season’s Motor City Bowl, setting a single-game record ... possesses the size and speed to become an all-league performer ... split time between receiver and quarterback earlier in his career one of only two receivers on the roster to catch a pass in his career (also Johnny Long).

2005: Appeared in 12 games at wide receiver, making starts vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 24 and Dec. 1) ... finished the season with career-highs in receptions (30)and yards (482) ... ranked fourth on the team in both categories ... caught three passes for 50 yards in the season opener at Purdue (Sept. 10) ... had four catches for 45 yards at Miami (Oct. 15), including his first career touchdown reception ... had four more receptions the following week vs. Army (Oct. 16) ... missed the Ball State game due to a concussion (Nov. 5) ... caught just two passes vs. Ohio (Nov. 15), but finished with a then career-high 71 yards ... had a career-high-tying eight receptions, including two touchdowns, for a Motor City Bowl-record 180 receiving yards against Memphis (Dec. 26) ... made a leaping 46-yard TD catch from Luke Getsy in the third quarter ... snapped Randy Moss’ record of 173 receiving yards (on six catches) set in the Marshall-Mississippi contest (Dec. 26, 1997) ... the 180 yards ranks tied for sixth on the UA single-game list ... tabbed the most improved player on the offence (along with Andy Wills) ... competed for the No. 1 QB job in the spring, but moved to receiver full-time in the fall.

2004: Played a dual role for Akron, serving as the backup quarterback and one of the primary receivers ... saw his first career action under center at Penn State (Sept. 4), completing 1 of 2 attempts for six yards ... was also 2 of 4 for six yards at Virginia (Sept. 18) ... caught a career-high eight passes for 61 yards in the opener at Penn State ... finished with five grabs for 60 yards against Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 11) ... four of those receptions went for first downs ... tied for the team lead with three receptions for 20 yards at Virginia ... hauled in a career-long 51-yard reception vs. Buffalo (Oct. 9) but it was a costly one as he injured his shoulder on the play and missed the UCF (Oct. 16)and Ball State (Oct. 23) contests ... did not catch another pass until the season finale vs. Miami (Nov. 20) with one reception for 18 yards ... finished the regular season fourth on the squad in receptions (23) and fourth in total yards (270).

2003: Redshirted ... key member of the Zips’ scout team.

Vanier Prep: Ranked as the No. 1 prospect in Canada for the 2002 season ... tabbed league MVP and offensive player of the year as a sophomore and senior at Vanier Prep ... captain of Team Canada as a junior ... was the school’s athlete of the year as a freshman ... his team posted a 42-4 record during his prep career ... also won a regional championship in 1999 ... also ran track ... coached by Ray Gagnon.
Personal: Personal: Born Aug. 28, 1982, in Montreal, Quebec ... parents are Denise and Hollis Arthur ... athletic training/sports medicine major ... has two brothers, Kareem and Tafari ... served as a volunteer basketball coach at the local YMCA.

Stamps fourth pick:

Kevin Challenger - WR

HT: 5.08
WT: 178
Birthdate: 1982-05-04
Born: Montreal, QC
College: Boston College

Completed the 2006 season with 65 career receptions for 764 yards and seven touchdowns.

2006: Started all 13 games...led the team with 47 receptions for 543 yards...tied for the lead with five touchdowns... received All- ACC honourable mention honours...made three catches for 45 yards and two touchdown receptions (15 and 18 yards) in win over Virginia Tech...had six receptions for 61 yards and one touchdown reception against Central Michigan...recorded six receptions for 73 yards in win over Clemson...made four catches for 35 yards against BYU...had two catches for 31 yards at North Carolina State...had three catches for 36 yards against Maine...had 41 reception yards on four carries at Florida State...made four catches for 21 yards against Buffalo...had five catches for 73 yards at Wake Forest...caught four passes for 47 yards and one touchdown against Duke...made two catches for 25 yards against Maryland...had two grabs for 20 yards at Miami...made two receptions for 35 yards in win over Navy in the Meineke Car Care Bowl

2005: Played in all 12 games...finished the season with 16 receptions for 184 yards and one touchdown catch...caught three passes for 14 yards in the season opener at Brigham Young...made three receptions for 20 yards against Army...had one seven-yard catch against Florida State...registered one catch for six yards at Clemson...caught one five-yard pass against Ball State; his blocked punt in the first quarter led to an Eagle touchdown...caught two passes for 47 yards against Virginia...recorded two catches for 30 yards against Wake Forest; his acrobatic 26-yard touchdown reception in the corner of the end zone gave the Eagles the lead for good, completing a nine-point comeback in the final 3:30...had one catch for five yards at North Carolina...caught one 37-yard pass at Maryland...had one 13-yard reception against Boise State in the MPC Computers Bowl.

2004: Made two receptions for 37 yards...both receptions came in a home win over Massachusetts; made a two-yard catch in the first quarter, then was on the receiving end of a 35-yard touchdown pass from Paul Peterson in the second-quarter.

2003: Redshirted.

High School (Vanier College): Earned 2002 team MVP honours as a wide receiver at Vanier College; missed three games because of minor injuries ... was a two-time league (Cegep AAA) Special Teams Player of the Year ... made 15 catches in 2002, including seven for touchdowns ... also recorded 350 punt return yards ... captured All-Canada first team accolades in 2001; was also named to the league's offensive all-star team ... registered 30 catches for 600 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2001 ... played for head coach Ray Gagnon ... helped lead Team Canada to a second-place finish in Global Junior Championship VI; the championship game was played in New Orleans, La. on Feb. 2, 2002, one day prior to Super Bowl XXXVI.

Personal: Kevin Challenger, born May 4, 1982 ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Kevin is the third of Sandra and Calvin Challenger's four children.

Stamps fifth pick:

Patrick MacDonald DL

HT: 6.02
WT: 247

Born: Oakville, ON
College: Alberta

Completed his second season with the Golden Bears program and registered 26 tackles in eight starts in 2006.
Long snapper!

Stamps 6th pick:

Calgary picks, Henry Bekkering, K
No info

Stamps 7th pick:
Ian Hazlett - LB
No info

Stamps final pick:

Greg Hetherington

HT: 6.00
WT: 210
Birthdate: 1983-05-07
Born: Toronto, ON
College: McGill

2006: Tied for THIRD among QUFL TD leaders with FIVE TDs in seven games...ranked FIRST among QUFL leaders with 85.1 reception yards per game...ranked SECOND among QUFL leaders with 5.4 receptions per game...ranked NINTH among QUFL leaders with 85.1 all-purpose yards per game...had 14 career TD receptions, breaking McGill career record for receivers, previously held by Glenn Miller & Rick Biewald (12)...had 5 TD receptions in 2006 season, one short of McGill single-season record held by Patrick Lanctot (6 TDs, 8 games, 2002)...had 38 receptions in 2006, seven short of McGill single-season record held by Glenn Miller (45 recpts., 1984)...had 596 reception yards (81 yards short of McGill single-season record held by Ben Wearing (677 yds., in 2000).

League Awards
CIS Second Team All-Canadian 2006
QUFL All-Star 2006
QIFC Offensive Player of the Week 2006
CIS East-West Football All-Star Game 2006
CIS East-West Football All-Star Game 2004

Team Awards
Team Captain 2006
Team Captain 2005
Most Outstanding Team Player 2005

Personal: Also competed on the McGill track & field team in 2003-04 and 2004-05. Has unique distiction of owning the McGill record for the fastest touchdown scored in a game, a 76-yard bomb from QB Dave Campbell on McGill's first play from scrimmage at the 30-second mark of a win at Bishop's in 2003.

Other: Coach's Corner
"Greg is a tremendous receiver with excellent hands and great physical attributes. Because of his size and speed, he is a constant deep threat and always attracts special attention from opposing defences.He has an excellent attitude, works extremely hard and should have a prologed pro career in the CFL." -- Head Coach Chuck McMann, McGill University

Calgarys 2007 Draft picks

(1) Mike Gyetvai - OL

(2) Justin Phillips - LB

(3) Jarbari Arthur - WR

(4) Kevin Challenger - WR

(5) Patrick MacDonald - DL

(6) Henry Bekkering - K

(7) Ian Hazlett - LB

(8) Greg Hetherington - SB

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added some outstanding non-import talent in today’s 2007 CFL Canadian Draft, including top pick defensive tackle Corey Mace.

The Bombers selected Mace in the second round (11th overall). They followed up that pick by selecting linebacker Eugene Boakye (pronounced BWOK-SHI) in the third round (22nd overall). Defensive back Travis Noel was the Bombers final pick in the draft when he was chosen in the sixth round (43rd overall).

Winnipeg also received a former first round pick in exchange for their fifth round selection (34th overall) in this year’s CFL Draft when they acquired offensive lineman Matt O’Meara from the Saskatchewan Roughriders. O’Meara was Saskatchewan’s first round pick (3rd overall) in the 2005 CFL Draft.

“Obviously when included with some of the trades we made with draft picks this year, we’re very happy with our results,? said Bombers College Draft Coordinator Bob Dyce. “Being able to acquire two offensive linemen who are former first round draft picks (Alexandre Gauthier, from Calgary, for this year’s first round pick, and O’Meara) really adds to our Canadian content.?

Mace (6-3, 287, Wyoming, DOB: Dec. 22, 1985 in Port Moody, B.C.) is a versatile athlete who played both defensive end and defensive tackle with the Wyoming Cowboys. In 2006, he collected 51 total tackles, one half sack, one pass break-up and one forced fumble in 12 games. He appeared in 11 games as a junior in 2005 and was credited with 14 tackles, one sack, three tackles for losses and one pass break-up. Mace recently signed as a free agent with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.

“Some people might consider selecting a guy like Corey a risky pick, but it’s no different than a team like Calgary using their first round pick (3rd overall) to pick an offensive lineman (Mike Gyetvai) who many believe will be an NFL draft pick a year from now. A player of Corey’s talent we feel is worth the wait.?

Boakye (6-4, 234, McMaster, DOB: Sept. 20, 1984 in Hamilton, Ont.) is a hard-hitting defender. He had his best season as a member of the Marauders in 2005 when he played in seven games and collected 45.5 tackles and one interception. He also has the ability to get to opposing quarterbacks, collecting a quarterback sack in both 2003 and again in 2004.

Noel (6-1, 210, St. Francis Xavier, DOB: May 5, 1983 in Toronto, Ont.) may have been the steal of the draft. He led the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in tackles (41) and total defensive points in 2006 and was the named the team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player. He was the only X-Men invited to the CFL Evaluation Camp and one of four AUS athletes in attendance.

Calgary's sixth pick as seen by Ted Hellard Stamps president.

Henry is not a kicker

Just to clear up Henry...he was brought into eastern washington as a kicker ...they wanted to convert him into a receiver ...he played receiver in high school...Henry is 6"6...runs the forty in 4.54...weighs 240 lbs and has a 42 inch standing vertical...check back tommorrow (www.gostampsgo.com) and you will see film of him in several national dunk contests which he won by the way...football is not foreign to him as i said eastern washington took him for football....in the CFL he will be a slotback....he has two years left in university where he is one of the top Basketball players in the country...trust me Henry is without doubt one of the most gifted athletes I have ever seen in ANY SPORT...PS one of the finest tight ends presently in the nfl is a basketball player from a division one school in the usa...you might have heard of him ANTONIO GATES ...SAN DIEGO CHARGERS...Antonio never played a down of football till after college was drafted by san diego

Looks like Calgary really did their homework, while
others looked a little lost.......LOL

If you snooze you lose, right Danny.

you would hope Calgary would do their homework with all their early picks and trading players away. lol.

Although the Argo trade was a Steal, considering Singh just signed.

Gyetvai will be in the NFL, Arthur another year and will have a shot at the NFL....so maybe they didnt do their homework.

Ya, but the Stamps don't need the help right away.
if it was say Hamilton then picking Bauman, Crawford and Nicolson would have been a very good combination.
or J.P Bakasiak(spelt wrong) if he is available this year.
lol, just get like 5-6 picks early on(3 first, 2 second and 1 early 3rd) and pick all WR/SB then go with a heavy starting NI WR set.
for Hamilton or another team with only 1 quality Import WR/SB

Yup the Edmonton Garden Nome did it again wasting his 1st pick on a lowly kicker ha ha ha ha

Barnes true they said Cornish would never come the CFL but low and behold he is here. The same with Lumsden. I think the Stamps made the right moves. Besides NFL teams like their american kids first and the odd Canadian will make it but I like the chances they will be in the CFL.
Here is what Barker says:

“We know we may never see Mike, but that’s the risk you take to get a really good player,” Calgary general manager Jim Barker said. "We had three picks (in the first round) and that allowed us the flexibility to take the best player in the draft, who we felt was Mike.

“If he stays healthy, he could be a day one pick (in the top three rounds) in the NFL Draft next year. Athletically, he can play in the NFL, but for us it’s about getting the best player.”

Gyetvai, whose older brother Dan played for Winnipeg after graduating from the University of Windsor, admits he will look to the NFL next year, but said he was thrilled to be taken by Calgary.

“When you think back to high school and just being a player at Sandwich, it’s a far cry from being a first-round pick,” Gyetvai said. “It feels spectacular and you know you have a place to go after college.”