bombers have some darn good prespects heading into this season. david lowry, arjei franklin, ian logan, dominic picard, and justin holland (i wonder why he wasnt in the NFL.... i heard it was durability issues?)
-holland 6'2" 215lb had an awesome QB rating in college. hes also got a rocket arm.... im very intrested to see what this kid will bring to camp, and how he will develope down the road.
"The Colorado native started all 11 games as a senior in 2005. He finished the season throwing for 3,185 yards with 23 tds and 15 picks, with a completion rate of over 63%. invited to play in the Las Vegas All-Star Classic. His 143.44 passing efficiency rating was sixth in the nation amongst all 2006 NFL draft-eligible quarterbacks.
Of his 17 collegiate starts, Holland produced seven games of over 300 yards, two of which saw him throw over 400 yards. He finished his college career hitting on 351 of 557 passes for 4789 yards and 29 touchdowns to 25 interceptions."
-David lowry NI 6'3" 235lbs, what can i say about this guy. hes big, hes fast and knows what hes doing on the field.... and to top it all off he was OLB in college, not a MLB were hoping to convert (mckinlay. im especially intigued by lowry. sure he wont win a spot right out of TC this year. but down the road he looks like he'll be the starting NI OLB that we all want
"two-time recipient of the President’s Trophy (2004 and ’05) while at the University of Alberta. The award is presented annually to the top defensive player in Canadian university football. In 2006, Lowry was among the Golden Bears’ defensive leaders with 51 total tackles, three pass knockdowns and one fumble recovery in eight games. He had arguably his best season as a Golden Bear in 2004 when he was twice named the CIS Player of the Week and was a first-team All-Canadian after registering 62 tackles, four sacks and one interception. Lowry was the Golden Bears rookie of the year in 1999."
Arjei franklin.... we all saw last year how promising the kid looked. his verticle really makes up for how short he is, he has some very reliable hands, almost catching everything thrown his way(everything catchable). the kid brings u an NI reciever with import traits.
domonic picard.... next obby kahn? then we can start kahn at tackle down the road when picards ready.
"In 2005 he allowed only two sacks for a Laval team that averaged more than 250 yards rushing per game. His outstanding play that season earned him the J.P. Metras Trophy as the top lineman in Canadian university football. Picard was the QIFC Rookie of the Year in 2002."
Ian logan. didnt see much of this guy in any games last year. he was stuck behind hebert. this season they may be moving hebert to linebacker, (which would be a good move IMO but thats a whole different thread)Logan impressed so much in camp they were pondering starting him at safety. the only reason they didnt was because he was a rookie. well hes not a rookie anymore and hes NI.
"named to the CIS First All-Canadian Team. He finished ‘05 with 18.5 tackles, one pass knockdown and three interceptions. He also had six kickoff returns for 120 yards and three punt returns for 56 yards. Logan was the only member of the Golden Hawks to be named to the CIS First All-Canadian Team in ‘04. He had 25 tackles, two forced fumbles and four interceptions that season. Logan was an Ontario University Athletics All-Star three consecutive seasons (2003-05). In 2003-04, he was chosen Wilfrid Laurier’s Most Valuable Player."
other prospects that really interest me
-Cory mace..NI replacement for doug brown down the road
-Shawn mayne NI 6'3" 239 lbs.. DE that played very well in US college. was ranked among the top 50 defensive lineman in U.S. college football
Brad newman, ni 6'1 210lbs. In 2006 he led UBC in tackles with 51, which ranked him fourth in the Canada West Conference. He also collected four quarterback sacks, which ranked him second among UBC defenders. Newman, who played both middle and outside linebacker with the Thunderbirds, was considered a top pick heading into last year’s CFL draft but was rule ineligible for the draft because of a paperwork snafu
Gabriel Fullbright greg moss, jazmen williams, francais noealle and matt omera are a couple of other young bucs that intrigue me.
i realize it was a long post i just had to get this outa me. bombers are looking good for years to come!