The contract extension the Edmonton Eskimos gave to Nate Coehoorn on Tuesday means it’s a perfect time to look back and see who won the first round of the receiver-rich 2011 CFL draft.
So far, Edmonton and B.C. are the ones looking good, and they had the last two picks of the four. Ah, if only foresight were as crystal clear as hindsight.
Coehoorn was one of four consecutive pass catchers taken with picks Nos. 3-6, and he is the second to sign an extension with the team that drafted him. The Esks have locked up Coehoorn, who made a highlight grab on Sunday night in Toronto, through the 2015 campaign.
Back on draft day in May 2011, the Stampeders traded from No. 6 to No. 3 to get the University of Calgary’s Anthony Parker, the Bombers went off the board to snag Jade Etienne, the Eskimos traded with Hamilton to get Coehoorn at No. 5, and the Lions, who got the No. 6 selection from the Stamps as part of a six-pick swap, made Marco Iannuzzi the fourth straight receiver