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    Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    I know his goals are likely the NFL, but congrats to Cleyon for being drafted 9th overall in the CFL Draft. Being Canadian he will be highly demanded as he can play a position in the CFL that is often dominated by imports. The CFL has a rule where you must start X amount of Canadians. He is what we call a ratio buster!!!

    Anyway congrats to Cleyon, just to bad you weren't drafted by my hometown Blue Bombers!!!

    I am unsure of the rules to why he can be drafted and still be in school, I think it has more to do with age.

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    Re: Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    Interesting, on a side note if I ever won the lottery, I would probably move out of the country (for obvious reasons). Maybe Canada would be a ok place to land, at least they hve something close to American Football.



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    Re: Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    Cool. That is great to see.



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    Re: Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    I dont get it.. Does the CFL not start til January? I assume he's graduating in Dec of this year then?



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    Re: Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by zwclones51 View Post
    I dont get it.. Does the CFL not start til January? I assume he's graduating in Dec of this year then?
    I think the CFL draft is based on age, whenever Cleyon is ready to fall back on the CFL after college and NFL he just cant sign with anybody as Toronto owns his rights. Season starts in June, camps open in May



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    Re: Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    Really excited to hear the Argos got him, but in looking him up, it seems like he's had some off-field issues? Arrest, suspension. Can anyone fill me in? Hopefully he's matured a little bit



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    Re: Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Argoooos View Post
    Really excited to hear the Argos got him, but in looking him up, it seems like he's had some off-field issues? Arrest, suspension. Can anyone fill me in? Hopefully he's matured a little bit
    Decent player, it's taken him a little while to adjust to American football and the Big XII, but should be a good contributor this year at defensive end. Not the most athletic player, but high energy.

    And don't worry about the arrest/suspension. It was a couple years ago, and it was just weed possession. He's never been in any other trouble as far as I know.


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    Re: Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonedogg View Post
    Interesting, on a side note if I ever won the lottery, I would probably move out of the country (for obvious reasons). Maybe Canada would be a ok place to land, at least they hve something close to American Football.
    Hate to drag this off topic, but what are those obvious reasons?



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    Re: Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    if Sheldon Napastuk can start on the d-line in the CFL for over a decade, the Cleyon should be an all-star in the league. congrats Cleyon!


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    Re: Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ricochet View Post
    Hate to drag this off topic, but what are those obvious reasons?
    what???? really??? wow man... i would leave too if i won the lottery. sheep


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    Re: Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sdillon500 View Post
    Decent player, it's taken him a little while to adjust to American football and the Big XII, but should be a good contributor this year at defensive end. Not the most athletic player, but high energy.

    And don't worry about the arrest/suspension. It was a couple years ago, and it was just weed possession. He's never been in any other trouble as far as I know.
    He's actually the starting DT. He's also the most athletic DT we have. He's struggled adjusting to DT though as he started off at DE. Our DT coach has said he's not used to the "noise" that comes with playing inside, but that he is improving on that greatly.



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    Re: Cleyon Laing Drafted!!!

    Wasnt he the starter in the spring? Is he forgoing his Sr year?



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