Monday, April 23, 2012

Riders Trade For O-Lineman

Saskatchewan Roughriders General Manager Brendan Taman announced today the team has acquired import offensive lineman Xavier Fulton from Edmonton in exchange for a conditional sixth round draft pick in the 2013 CFL Canadian Draft.

Fulton (6’4 – 300) was originally selected in the fifth round (155th overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2009 NFL Draft. The 25-year-old Chicago native has also spent time in the NFL on the Colts, 49ers and Redskins practice rosters. He spent the 2011 season with the Virginia Destroyers of the UFL.

As one of the top defensive line recruits in the country, Fulton spent his first two seasons at Illinois as a defensive end before switching to offensive tackle. Fulton was a two-time All-Big Ten performer on offense as a junior and senior. Immediately following his senior year, he was invited to the 2009 Under Amour Senior Bowl and played for the North team. In February of 2012 Fulton signed up for the Golden Gloves in Chicago and became a Golden Gloves Champion on April 13, 2012. In Fulton's boxing career he has stayed undefeated at 3-0.


Anonymous said...

So the pattern continues. Tillman accumulates Canadian draft picks while Taman trades them. I'm getting long in the tooth, but I really hope I live long enough to see the end of the Taman era and a return to glory. Lord knows it won't happen as long as he's around.

Anonymous said...

A conditional 6th rd pick is nothing. Go through the drafts and tell me what 6th rd players have made impacts. The Taman hate is unbelievable. This team has shored itself up just about everywhere and yet the anti-Taman comments continue. Its laughable Mitch.

Anonymous said...

Anon #2, You're right, I don't recall a GM polarizing people like Taman does. Maybe at the end of their tenure but not at the beginning. I guess that's because he's just so much smarter than any other GM we've ever had.

Anonymous said...

So from what I understand, we give up a 6th if this guy is a starter and if he doesn't do that then we give up nothing. A potential starter for a 6th rounder. Can someone tell me why Taman has screwed this up. It looks to me like this is a win-win scenario for the Riders.