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Chungh highlights list of BC-boys taken in 2015 CFL Draft

Posted on 2015-05-12 20:07:49

Former Terry Fox Ravens star Sukh Chungh will be joining Team BC alumnus Matthias Goossen on the offensive line of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Bombers made Chungh the second overall pick in the 2015 CFL Draft held on Tuesday, May 12.

Chungh, who played collegiately at the University of Calgary under the tutelage of new UBC head coach Blake Nill, was the first of several players with BC connections taken in the Draft.

REC Lemar Durant, a graduate of Centennial Secondary in Coquitlam who starred with the SFU Clan last season after transferring from the University of Nevada-Reno, was the next BC-boy to go off the board after being taken with the final pick of the second round, 18th overall, by the Calgary Stampeders. Durant was the only player from SFU to be selected in the Draft.

Vancouver College graduate REC Adam Konar, who also played with the Langley Rams before his stint with the University of Calgary, was taken by the Edmonton Eskimos 25th overall in the third round.

Another former Vancouver College superstar, OL Christian Covington, who was ranked the top prospect by CFL Scouting Bureau and was selected just over a week ago in the NFL Draft by the Houston Texans, fell as a result of the uncertainty of whether or not he would join the CFL. That wouldn't stop the hometown BC Lions from nabbing the Rice University standout with the 43rd overall pick in the fifth round.

UBC receiver Daniel English, who hails from Mississauga, Ontario, was taken in the sixth round, 52nd overall, by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. English, who played high school football with the New Westminster Hyacks, was the lone T-Bird to be selected in the Draft.

DB Dexter Janke, who played with the Okanagan Sun this past season, was taken in the fifth round, 44th overall, by the Calgary Stampeders.

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