Five picks to Lions camp

BOB MACKIN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:12 AM ET

The B.C. Lions have filled their five.

Five of the Grey Cup champions' seven 2007 draft picks have inked deals and are coming to rookie camp on Friday.

Slotback Adam Nicolson (Ottawa), safety Tad Crawford (Columbia), running back Andre Sadeghian (McMaster) as well as offensive linemen Andrew Jones (McMaster) and Kyle Kirkwood (Ottawa) were drafted on May 2.

Nicolson, B.C.'s first-rounder, was picked eighth overall from the Ottawa Gee-Gees after catching 45 passes for 727 yards and three touchdowns in 2006.

The Lions also added Washington Huskies' defensive lineman Brandon Ala and defensive backs Matt Griebel (New Mexico State) and Bo Smith (Weber State) to the rookie roster.

The Lions kick off their two-day rookie camp at Abbotsford Exhibition Grounds on Friday afternoon. A second session will be held Saturday morning.

Players get their 2006 Grey Cup rings in a Sunday night ceremony before reporting to training camp on Monday morning in Abbotsford's Rotary Stadium.

The twice-daily workouts run through June 10. The annual fan fest is June 9.


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