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Calgary Stampeders 2023 CFL Draft Recap, Select Northern Illinois University WR Cole Tucker In Round #1

The Calgary Stampeders have made their selections in the 2023 CFL Draft, with several promising players joining the team. The Stamps focused on a variety of positions, with a notable emphasis on offensive and defensive linemen.

In the first round, the Stampeders selected wide receiver Cole Tucker from Northern Illinois University. Tucker, standing 6’2″ and weighing 195 pounds, is expected to bring a strong presence to the Stampeders’ receiving corps.

Throughout the draft, the Stamps added depth to their roster, with key picks such as defensive lineman Kwadwo Boahen from the University of Alberta in the third round and wide receiver Clark Barnes from the University of Guelph in the same round.

Calgary continued to make strategic moves in later rounds, securing offensive lineman Alexandre Marcoux from McGill University in the fourth round and defensive lineman Ryan Leder from McMaster University in the fifth round.

In addition to the main draft selections, the Stampeders also made some noteworthy moves via trades. One of the most significant trades came on November 14, 2022, when they acquired a first-round pick from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. This allowed the Stampeders to select Cole Tucker with the fourth overall pick.

Here is a complete list of the Calgary Stampeders’ selections in the 2023 CFL Draft:

Round 1:
4. Cole Tucker, WR, Northern Illinois

Round 3:
22. Kwadwo Boahen, DL, Alberta

24. Clark Barnes, WR, Guelph

Round 4:
33. Alexandre Marcoux, OL, McGill

Round 5:
42. Ryan Leder, DL, McMaster

Round 6:
49. Sebastian Howard, TE, Saint Mary’s
51. Campbell Fair, K, Ottawa

Round 7:
60. Nick Thomas, LB, Manitoba (acquired via trade with Calgary)

Round 8:
69. Lucas Robertson, FB, UBC

With these additions, the Calgary Stampeders have addressed some key areas of need and added depth to their roster. Fans can look forward to the new talent making an impact on the field in the upcoming season.

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