A boat full of draft picks for Argos

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:47 PM ET

TORONTO - The Argonauts will have a great shot at starting to right the ship on Sunday.

For only the fifth time in team history, the Argos will have the first pick when the CFLís Canadian draft kicks off at 12 p.m.

Toronto has not had the first pick since 1997, when it selected centre Chad Folk. Before retiring 14 months ago, Folk had a stellar career with the Double Blue, playing in 194 games and winning two Grey Cups.

Among the top-ranked prospects for the CFL draft are Queenís linebacker Shomari Williams, Concordia linebacker Cory Greenwood, Washington State offensive tackle Joe Eppele, Nevada offensive guard John Bender and Baylor offensive tackle Danny Watkins.

The Argos have nine picks in total, including those at No. 8 and No. 11. So head coach Jim Barker and general manager Adam Rita have a true opportunity at rebuilding the team through the draft, provided they donít get a trade offer that they canít turn down.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have the second and fourth picks, while the B.C. Lions are slated to pick third.

terry.koshan@sunmedia.ca


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