CFL Draft: 5 players the 49ers must watch for in 2021
No. 2: You can never have enough offensive linemen and Logan Bandy could help protect future 49ers quarterbacks
Offensive lineman Logan Bandy was selected in the fifth round by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Calgary, Alberta, product made a name for himself helping the University of Calgary Dinos win the 2019 Vanier Cup.
The U of C is a true football hotspot. Six players from the program were selected in the CFL Draft, which is about the norm for Calgary.
Bandy was given an invitation to the East-West Shrine Bowl after a couple of American scouts wanted to see more. During his virtual event, he received tips from Hall of Famers Cris Carter, whose son Duron plays in the CFL, former wide receiver Nate Burleson, who’s Calgarian and Kansas City Chiefs stud offensive lineman and front line worker Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.
"The two-time U Sports second team All-Canadian grew up a Stampeders season ticket holder attending games at McMahon Stadium. He played the 2019 season at 285 pounds but has built his frame to a lean 295, which is the type of growth scouts wanted to see. Consistent in pass protection, Bandy projects as a CFL guard who may be able to start at tackle in a pinch."
The Calgary Sun’s Todd Saelhof interview Bandy in January and talked about his experience with the virtual event.
Bandy is headed to a true football market and where current 49ers o-lineman Dakoda Shepley is from. If Bandy can have success in Saskatchewan, the 49ers could have a couple of Canadian studs protecting their quarterback.