CFL Draft

Prospect Profile | Qadr Spooner

May 13, 2017 | Ed Tait
It would be more than a little melodramatic to suggest football saved Qadr Spooner. But it wouldn’t be at all wrong to say the game helped put the mammoth offensive lineman – drafted by the ...

Red and White Overhaul | Upping Canadian Content

May 11, 2017 | Ed Tait
It’s been less than a week since the last names were called out in the Canadian Football League Draft, and undoubtedly Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans are now aware of the club’s faith in Faith ...

Prospect Profile | Abu Conteh

May 8, 2017 | Ed Tait
Abu Conteh was far too young to understand why he was running, what he was running from, or where he was running to all those years ago. It was 1998 and he was a three year-old living in Sierra ...

2017 CFL Draft: Inside the War Room

May 8, 2017 | Rhéanne M.
With two first round selections for the Blue Bombers in the 2017 CFL Draft, the war room was a busy place on Sunday evening.

Faith Ekakitie Conference Call

May 8, 2017 | Rhéanne M.
Faith Ekakitie speaks with the media form his home in Iowa after being selected first overall in the CFL Draft.

GM Kyle Walters on the 2017 Draft Class

May 7, 2017 | Ed Tait
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers got immediate help with the first-overall draft pick, traded down two spots to grab another selection later in the proceedings, and took a flier on a hometown product ...

2017 Draft Class Recap

May 7, 2017 | Rhéanne M.
WINNIPEG, MB., May 7, 2017 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers selected eight players in the 2017 CFL Draft held tonight. The Blue Bombers began the night by selecting Iowa defensive lineman Faith ...

Bombers Select Bisons Offensive Lineman Geoff Gray Eighth Overall

May 7, 2017 | Rhéanne M.
WINNIPEG, MB., May 7, 2017 –  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have selected University of Manitoba Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray with the eighth selection in the 2017 CFL Draft. Gray (6-6, 310, ...

Having Faith | Ekakitie Honoured to be a Bomber

May 7, 2017 | Ed Tait
Faith Ekakitie’s journey to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers began in Lagos, Nigeria, has its foundation in Brampton, Ontario, and included prominent stops in Lake Forest, Illinois, and Iowa City. The ...

Bombers select Iowa defensive tackle Faith Ekakitie first overall

May 7, 2017 | Rhéanne M.
WINNIPEG, MB., May 7, 2017 –  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have selected Iowa Hawkeyes defensive tackle Faith Ekakitie (ee-KACK-uh-tee) with the first overall selection in the 2017 CFL Draft. The ...

Kyle Walters on 1st overall pick Faith Ekakitie

May 7, 2017 | Rhéanne M.
General Manager Kyle Walters discusses why he believes 1st overall selection in the 2017 CFL Draft Faith Ekakitie is ready to make an impact with the Blue Bombers.

Faith Ekakitie | Highlights

May 7, 2017 | Rhéanne M.
The Blue Bombers select defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie with the first overall selection in the 2017 CFL Draft!

Ed Tait’s Handy Dandy Guide To The CFL Draft

May 5, 2017 | Ed Tait
Winnipeg Blue Bombers GM Kyle Walters has a secret. And he vows not to let anyone in on it until just after six o’clock Sunday night. Walters will be calling out the first name in the 2017 ...

Canadian Currency | CFL Draft

May 4, 2017 | Ed Tait
It might have been Cal Murphy who coined the phrase first, or maybe it dates as far back as the days of Frank Clair and Bud Grant. In any case – “Canadians are like gold, Americans silver” ...

Draft Predictions | Duane Forde & Marshall Ferguson

May 2, 2017 | Ed Tait
It is a debate that is only going to become more heated in the days leading up to Sunday’s Canadian Football League Draft. Should the Winnipeg Blue Bombers launch a proverbial Hail Mary with the ...

GM Kyle Walters on the NFL Draft

April 27, 2017 | Ed Tait
Kyle Walters will be locked in to the National Football League Draft over the next few days, just like any fan wondering which name the Cleveland Browns will call out for the first-overall pick ...

Ed Tait’s Top 5 Draft Classes in Bomber History

April 21, 2017 | Ed Tait
There have been first-round busts and late-round steals. They have found hall of famers and whiffed on supposed “can’t miss” prospects. The draft history of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, ...

Canadian Content

April 20, 2017 | Ed Tait
A quick trivia question to begin… What do Chris Walby, Joe Poplawski, Doug Brown, Andrew Harris, Jamaal Westerman, Bob Cameron, Gerald Wilcox, Ken Nielsen, Bob Swift and Jim Heighton all have in ...

April Scouting Bureau Ranking

April 13, 2017 | Ed Tait
Justin Senior topped the list last September. He was still first in December. And when the Canadian Football League’s Scouting Bureau released its final 2017 draft rankings on Thursday, the ...

Geoff Gray | Pro Day

March 30, 2017 | Ed Tait
Geoff Gray did all the things a guy is supposed to do on a Pro Day with both National Football League and Canadian Football League scouts eyeballing his every move. He lifted weights. He jumped ...