Argos send No. 1 pick to Roughriders

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 11:30 AM ET

The Argonauts didn’t wait until they were on the draft clock to make official a number of trades that were reported on Saturday.

The Argos announced Sunday morning, two hours ahead of the start of the Canadian Football League Canadian draft, that they have traded the No. 1 pick overall, along with the eighth pick, to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in exchange for the second and fourth picks and the rights to punter/kicker Jamie Boreham.

The Argos also traded four picks — Nos. 4, 20, 24 and 25 — to the B.C. Lions for Nos. 3, 18, 26 and 30.

The Argos, picking second and third, will take offensive lineman Joe Eppele and linebacker Cory Greenwood. The Roughriders will draft defensive end/linebacker Shomari Williams first overall, while the Lions likely will take wide receiver Shawn Gore at No. 4.

Head coach Jim Barker made a brief comment on the Boreham acquisition.

“We believe this trade puts us in a great position to get not only one but two of our top-rated draft picks plus a proven non-import punter and kicker in Jamie Boreham,” Barker said. “This trade enables us to improve our team immediately and in the future.”

terry.koshan@sunmedia.ca


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