—Much of the discussion on the call was about the Stampeders' decision to move forward with 27-year-old quarterback Drew Tate as their starter and trade Henry Burris to Hamilton, and we'll get to that, but there's another interesting element with the Stampeders that's worth covering; namely, their Canadian content. Calgary has perhaps the league's most prominent non-import running back in Jon Cornish, several outstanding linemen like J'Michael Deane and Dmitri Tsoumpas, the only Canadian quarterback currently on a CFL roster in Brad Sinopoli, and several intriguing draft selections from this year, including defensive end Ameet Pall and defensive back Keenan MacDougall. Hufnagel said the team's very happy with the Canadian talent they've accumulated over the past seasons, and he cites the effort they put into draft preparation as the reason for their success.
"We do a tremendous amount of work involving the CFL draft," Hufnagel said. "We try to draft as most teams do, with the team's need being a big part of that situation. We have gotten some good players in the last few years."Read More »from CFL Camp Countdown: Stampeders will rely on their Canadian content this season