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‘Nothing has been decided’: Blue Bombers gearing up for 2018 CFL draft

Blue Bombers GM Kyle Walters addressed reporters ahead of Thursday's 2018 CFL Draft.
Blue Bombers GM Kyle Walters addressed reporters ahead of Thursday's 2018 CFL Draft. Christian Aumell/Global News

Winnipeg Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters and his staff are preparing ahead of the 2018 CFL Draft May 3.

The Bombers first selection comes in the 2nd round (12th overall) after trading their 7th and 16th overall picks in this years draft to the B.C. Lions in exchange for B.C.’s first-round selection in the 2019 CFL Draft and their formerly owned 12th overall selection.

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Walters held a media availability at Investors Group Field Wednesday to discuss what the club is looking to add with their picks this year. The draft gets underway at 7 p.m. central time Thursday.

“Mike (O’Shea) and I talk about if the player has a passion and love for the game,” Walters said. “That’s what we try to pull out of them. If they do, then they have a chance”

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Walters remained tight-lipped about who the Blue and Gold would be selecting at 7th overall, suggesting “nothing has been decided”

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Rookie camp opens for the Blue Bombers May 16, with the rest of the players coming in for main training camp May 20.