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2013 Draft: 9th Overall Pick - Nolan MacMillan
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TORONTO -- The new Ottawa franchise has made their first ever draft selection, taking Iowa offensive lineman Nolan MacMillan.  He was selected in the first round, 8th overall in the 2013 CFL Draft.

MacMillan, 22, joins the Ottawa after starring on the Hawkeyes' offensive line for four seasons. He missed the entire 2011 campaign with an injury.

The six-foot-six, 290-pound Toornto, ON native ranked sixth on April's CFL Scouting Bureau rankings, jumping up four spots from December's Top 15.

“First of all, I’d like to say it’s an honour for me and our entire organization to represent the great football fans of the City of Ottawa, the Ottawa Valley and the Outaouais Region at the Draft,” said Ottawa GM Marcel Desjardins. “We’ve received tremendous support and we’re looking forward with great excitement to our opening kick-off at the New Lansdowne Park in 2014.”  
"Nolan showed us that he has a lot of promise and we’re looking forward to seeing him at our camp next year, ” said Ottawa GM Marcel Desjardins.  
The Ottawa franchise has the opportunity to pick a total of 4 NCAA underclassmen (players with NCAA eligibility remaining) with the last pick in the first 4 rounds of this year's CFL draft (9th, 18th, 27th and 36th overall).  Next year, as a full-fledged member of the league, the team will have the first pick in all rounds.


Fan Comments
What will he do this year since Ottawa will not be playing this season?
May 06, 2013 - 8:23pm
he'll be in the NCAA, his has another year of eligibility.
May 07, 2013 - 9:22am
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he's returning back to Iowa U!!
May 07, 2013 - 11:16am
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only concern is his injury history!!
May 06, 2013 - 2:02pm

Draft Tracker

Pick Team Pos Player
1 REDBLACKS OL Mateas, Alex
2 Blue Bombers OL Chungh, Sukh
3 Argonauts OL McEwen, Sean
4 Alouettes DB Ackie, Chris
5 Lions DL Mrabure-Ajufo, Ese
6 Roughriders WR Demski, Nic
7 Eskimos OL Groulx, Danny
8 Alouettes via HAM OL Ruby, Jacob
9 Stampeders OL Lavoie, Karl
Bench Press
 Byron Archambault (17) 41 reps
40-Yard Dash
 Tevaughn Campbell  4.355
Vertical Jump
 Chris Ackie 40.0"
Broad Jump
 Chris Ackie 10'11.50"
Shuttle  Byron Archambault  4.18
3-Cone  Nic Demski  6.91

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