May 10, 2016

The Class of 2015: A year later

Receiver Lemar Durant during a game against Montreal on Aug. 1, 2015 (Photo by David Moll)

Before proceeding with the 2016 draft, let’s have a look back at who the Stamps selected a year ago.

Round 1, 9th pick, 9th overall

Karl Lavoie – offensive line – Laval

Injuries limited Lavoie to a single regular-season game in his rookie season but he returned to the lineup in the playoffs and made a start in the Western Final. Now fully recovered, he goes into 2016 with a chance to play an important role on the club.

Round 2, 9th pick, 18th overall

Lemar Durant – receiver – Simon Fraser

Durant saw spot duty as a rookie but demonstrated flashes of his potential, particularly with his ability to gain extra yards after the catch. He had 12 receptions for 170 yards and three touchdowns with the scores coming from three different QBs.

Round 3, 1st pick,19th overall

Tyler Varga – running back – Yale

The Stamps haven’t yet seen Varga as the Yale alum cracked the roster of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. Varga suited up for three games with the Colts as a rookie before his season ended due to a concussion.

Round 3, 4th pick, 22nd overall

Tevaughn Campbell – defensive back – Regina

The speedster dressed in five games during his rookie season, and recorded seven tackles, one special-teams tackle and one knockdown. In February, he was traded to Saskatchewan for a 2017 fourth-round draft pick.

Round 3, 9th pick, 27th overall

William Langlais – running back – Sherbrooke

Langlais quickly developed into a special teams force for the Stamps as he recorded 11 tackles in 17 games. He also played in both playoff contests.

Round 5, 8th pick, 44th overall

Dexter Janke – defensive back – Okanagan Sun

Janke saw action in five games as a rookie for the Red and White and he had four special-teams tackles.

Round 6, 9th pick, 53rd overall

Aaron Picton – offensive line – Regina

After attending training camp with the Stamps, Picton returned to the University of Regina. He was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sept. 30 in exchange for international offensive lineman Randy Richards.

Round 7, 9th pick, 62nd overall

Andrew Buckley – quarterback – Calgary

Buckley saw action in the Stamps’ pre-season game against BC on June 12 and completed eight of 10 passes for 72 yards. After returning to the University of Calgary, he led the Dinos to an 8-0 record while setting a CIS single-season record with 3,162 passing yards. He also established a Canada West conference record by completing 72 per cent of his passes. Buckley threw for 19 touchdowns and just one interception and added 33 carries for 256 yards and three scores. In addition to winning a second consecutive Hec Crighton Trophy as the top player in CIS football, Buckley was named an Academic All-Canadian. Buckley is back with the Stamps, after signing with the team in January.