I can't speak to any of your questions regarding the existance of this
supplemental draft. It is so low key, I had never heard about it until
last year. I really wonder about it too. I read something about there
being three other players who were not eligible for the regular draft
who were not chosen. I can't say I understand this.
As far as the replacement for Newby, the Stamps seem to be in much
better shape with their defensive line next year, and because of that,
they want to play a large defensive back (like Darrell Hall) at
linebacker. The player they've pencilled in is named Lusk who impressed
at last year's camp. With the improved defensive line, our can probably
lose a little size for our run defense and increase in speed for our
I can't think of a single Canadian linebacker who started in his rookie
season for a good football team. The only one I can think may have is
O'Shea. Guys like Wruck, Finlay, Rashovich didn't start their rookie
years. However, he must be an excellent prospect for the Stamps to give
up their first round pick.
> The Stamps were pretty lonely yesterday, being the only team to pick in the
> supplemental draft. They took LB Wayne Blair (replacement for Newby?).
> Because of the selection, they relinquished their first round pick in next
> year's draft. This was news to me. Here's a question going out to CFL
> experts: If every team picked in the supplemental draft what would happen?
> And why does the supplemental draft exist? And, how do they determine what
> round you should lose your pick?
> Marc Ciampa