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Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Inside the numbers

Ottawa selects #1 and #2 overall

TORONTO - In all there will be 54 picks this year, up from 48 in the past because of the addition of the Ottawa Renegades. The result will be the highest number of drafted players in one draft since 1996, the last time Ottawa had a team in the League. Ottawa stands to gain the most this year with 9 picks overall, including 5 in the first two rounds (more than any other club in those rounds), and the first two selections overall. Edmonton, on the other hand, has just 3 picks, the first of which will not come until the 3rd round, where they will select in the number 6 position (24th overall). Toronto has the second highest number of picks with eight, five of them will be made during the final 18 selections.

The Western Division, including both the Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders and finalist Winnipeg Blue Bombers will pick 25 times this year. Meanwhile, the Eastern Division will make 29 selections.

The defending champs will add to their already impressive arsenal with 6 selections, 4 of which will come in the first two rounds (#8 & #9 - 1st Round, #5 & #9 - 2nd Round). Winnipeg, last season's runner-up, has just 4 picks, and will not make their first choice until the 3rd round (#8).

The following chart illustrates the total number of draft choices for each team:

Team
Picks
Ottawa
9
Toronto
8
Calgary
6
BC
7
Montreal
6
Hamilton
6
Saskatchewan
5
Winnipeg
4
Edmonton
3
Total
54




June 15, 2002






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