WINNIPEG- The CFL’s Canadian Draft is just two weeks away and thanks to last years 3 and 15 record the Bombers hold the 2nd overall selection. General Manager Kyle Walters is making no secret of what he intends to do with that pick, with the Bombers needing to upgrade their offensive line.
“Let’s be open and honest, we’re looking at the offensive linemen.” said Walters. “We’re looking at a centre. That’s a priority for us.”
The Bombers have narrowed their focus down to two players. Both offensive linemen, Pierre Lavertu from Laval and Matthias Goossen out of Simon Fraser University. They’ve both being flown in so the Bombers can take a closer look.
“If you’ve got 2 guys you like, you can get one of the two.” said Walters. “Pierre Lavertu is here now, Matthias Goossen is coming in tomorrow. We’re gonna let Bob Wylie take a look at these guys, put them through a workout.”
And when it comes to selecting a franchise type player its not always just about their talent.
“Mike (O’Shea) and I just got back from lunch with Pierre and just sorta get a feel for the character of these guys and just doing everything we can …read more
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