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Thursday, April 11, 2019

RIDERS TAKE RECEIVER IN EUROPEAN DRAFT


TORONTO (April 11, 2019) -- With the first pick in the first ever Canadian Football League (CFL)  European Draft, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats selected France's Valentin Gnahoua.

The one-round draft followed a year that saw agreements signed between the CFL and several European federations, and the participation of 18 European players at the CFL Combine presented by New Era in March.

Nine players were selected from four different countries.

Below are the results from the 2019 CFL European Draft:

Selection

Team

Name

Position

Country 

1

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Valentin Gnahoua

DL

Le Mans, France

2

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Thiadric Hansen

LB

Flensburg, Germany

3

Montreal Alouettes

Asnnel Robo

RB

Cayenne, France

4

Edmonton Eskimos

Maxime Rouyer

LB

Troyes, France

5

Toronto Argonauts

Marc Anthony Hor

DL

Mannheim, Germany

6

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Max Zimmermann

REC

Berlin, Germany

7

BC Lions

Benjamin Plu

REC

Le Mans, France

8

Ottawa REDBLACKS

Jordan Bouah

REC

Rome, Italy

9

Calgary Stampeders

Roni Salonen

LB

Vantaa, Finland

Country Breakdown:

4 - France
3 - Germany
1 – Italy and Finland

Positional Breakdown:

3 - Receivers and Linebackers
2 - Defensive Linemen
1 – Running Back

(CFL PR/Lucas Barrett)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

One would think the Saskatchewan Roughriders have better things to do with their staff resources than participate in this damb waste of time. PS
Shouldn't the CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie be getting a CBA in place first with the CFLPA? And the Alouettes situation needs to be addressed too!

Morris Hipensaur
Moreland Sk.

Shakey Pickett said...

Ha, it’s fate. Max Zimmerman has worn #13 for a couple years now.

Anonymous said...

Who the heck is Max Zimmermann? Is he related to Colonel Klink? or Sgt. Shultz?

Anonymous said...

As long as the Riders are part of the CFL, they have to participate in things like, oh, drafts. It may be a waste of time for every team but remember we're part of a collective. Besides, the Riders have wasted a lot of time the past few years on say Vince Young, Mo Price, JSJ.....the list goes on & on. Why be offended they spent 30 seconds on the phone calling out a name. The entire draft lasted 6 minutes so how do you think the other teams felt about it. Relax.

Anonymous said...

Commissioner Randy Ambrosie has now stepped over the line Instructing CFL teams to hold off paying 6 million plus in off season player contract monies due. Teams would be wise to get a legal opinion contrary to these instructions. Randy Ambrosie is leading the league into a big time mess down the road. Who does he think he is? signed contracts a legally binding document, what's due is due. Randy Ambrosie it seems not the right person to oversee the CFL, his times up, he's got to go, he's in way over his head.

Mattie Mathews
Parry Park, Sk.