May 6, 2013
Argos take Matt Sewell in CFL draft
But 'Big Bear' heading to Tennessee Titans first
By FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

With their second-round pick, the Argos chose Jermaine Gabriel, seen wearing No. 13 for the Bishop's Gaiters here. (QMI Agency files)
The CFL draft can be an exercise in futility or a process that forces teams to exercise patience and caution. There’s no franchise-changing player available, no clear-cut first overall prospect who is assured of showing up and strapping on his helmet. It’s as much of a waiting game as it is of trying to address needs that will only be filled down the road. On Monday, the Argos, the league’s defending Grey Cup champions, took Matt Sewell, known as the Big Bear. At Mac, Sewell provided blind-side protection at left tackle, a position that’s almost as important as the player who lines up under the centre. The two, in fact, go hand in hand.


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