Gee-Gee to B.C. in draft

BOB MACKIN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:31 AM ET

The B.C. Lions made Ottawa Gee-Gees' receiver Adam Nicolson their first round pick in yesterday's Canadian Football League draft.

The 22-year-old from North Bay, Ont., caught 45 passes for 727 yards and three touchdowns in seven 2006 games. He was the first of seven players B.C. picked in the six-round draft.

Others were: linebacker Josh Bean (Boise State), safety Tad Crawford (Columbia), running back Andre Sadeghian (McMaster), defensive lineman Andrew Jones (McMaster), offensive lineman Kyle Kirkwood (Ottawa) and defensive back Nic Edgson (Idaho State).

The Regina Rams' star receiver Chris Bauman was Hamilton Tiger-Cats' first pick overall.

Lineman Richard Yalowsky of Coquitlam was the first B.C.-born player selected, seventh overall by the Montreal Alouettes. Montreal also chose University of B.C. quarterback Braden Smith in the sixth round. He was the only player taken from a B.C. university. 


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