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Montreal Alouettes Draft P Sam Clark, OL Nouredin Nouili in the CFL Global Draft

The Montreal Alouettes have drafted Australian punter Sam Clark in the first round of the 2024 CFL Global Draft 9th overall. They have also selected German offensive lineman Nouredin Nouili in the second round 18th overall to close out the draft.

P Sam Clark – James Madison (6’4, 194 lbs)

Sam Clark played for the Sacramento State Hornets in 2019 and 2021. He punted 52 times in 2019 for an average of 39.7 yards per punt and increased to 44.3 yards per punt over 44 punts in 2021. He played for James Madison in 2022 where he punted 50 times averaging 43.2 yards per punt.

Clark was named All-Big Sky Conference Third Team by coaches in 2021.

OL Nouredin Nouili – Iowa (26 y/o, 6’4, 231 lbs)

Nouili played for Colorado State in 2019 where he appeared in 8 games with 7 starts at guard as a true freshman. He was the first true freshman to start on the offensive line for the program since 1996.

He played the rest of his career with Nebraska where he joined the team as a walk-on. He played in every game for the program in 2021 and started the final seven games at left guard and earned a scholarship midway through the season. He missed 1 game in 2023 and started in 11 games with 10 at right guard and 1 at left guard.

Nouili was named Academic All-Big Ten in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

On his pro day, he ran a 5.18 40-yard dash, 4.72-second shuttle, and 7.55-second 3-cone drill. He also performed 18 reps on the bench, a 31-inch vertical, and a 9’03” broad jump.

Following the NFL Draft, Nouili was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent.

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