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  1. Bucky

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    Bored as hell with this quarantine I decided to look up former SDSU WR Jake Wieneke . He had a solid rookie season with Montreal 41receptions for 589yds and 8TDs.

    Just don't expect to see anymore white Wieneke's in the pipeline as he's married to a black woman. To each his own. :roto2nuse:
     
  2. Leonardfan

    Leonardfan Hall of Famer

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    I guess the CFL draft was last week. Some no name black WR from UVA (2 rec 18 yds!!!!!) (transferred from Richmond where he was modestly productive during his career there - 86 receptions 1282 yds and 9 tds). You can't make this stuff up!
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    Was he drafted first overall, or in the first round? Not clear from what you wrote above. . .
     
  4. Leonardfan

    Leonardfan Hall of Famer

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    2nd overall.
     
  5. Bucky

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    Nathan Rourke the most highly sought after QB in CFL since Jesse Palmer in 2001.

    https://www.cfl.ca/2020/05/04/steinbergs-mmqb-next-canadian-hope/

    In the article it also mentions QBs Mike Reilly and Levi Bo Mitchell. Both From Eastern Washington have carved out excellent careers as CFL QBs!Blast from the past remember these guys well. Pretty sure Mitchell was at SMU before EWU.

    *Here is Draft Diamonds Top 5 CFL Free Agents after their draft. 4 of 5 are pale faces, 2 are DBs.

    https://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com/2020/05/top-5-undrafted/

    **Also doesn't surprise me that WR was picked that high even with zero production at UVA..
     
  6. white is right

    white is right Hall of Famer

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    One thing about the CFL draft that you guys need to know is if a prospect is viewed as a genuine NFL prospect then a prospect will fall heavily in the CFL draft. It's similar to guys who are two sports stars and favoring another sport over the NFL.

    I remember Al Davis was famous for drafting guys that were going to another sport and taking a flyer on them back in the days of 9+ rounds he took late round flyers on an MLB, NBA or even an athlete ie Bruce Jenner. This happened quite a bit even in the other leagues except hockey because of the unique skills of the sport.

    As for those guys they are probably only viewed as special team/ reserve players.

    Also the fullback/ h-back prospect has similar value to an NFL prospect in the same position as the position while still carried on active rosters, the players aren't getting very many touches anymore, ie one every other game, similar to the NFL less a "Juice" type fullback.
     
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