Football: 'Riders in position to draft Williams -- report

Shomari Williams is going from Queen's to the Queen's City: Arash Madani of is reporting there's a three-team deal that would see the Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquire the Nos. 1 and 8 choices, the Toronto Argonauts get the Nos. 2 and 3 selections and the B.C. Lions trade down to No. 4.
"It is believed the Argonauts will wait until they are on the clock Sunday to pull the trigger on the move with Saskatchewan. The Lions are set on taking (Bishop's wideout Shawn) Gore, so B.C. will likely sit until the top two picks move before agreeing to flip No. 3 and No. 4 with Toronto.

" ... By Friday, a deal was in place between Toronto and Saskatchewan, two sources confirmed, and the Argonauts were already negotiating with (Washington State O-lineman Joel) Eppele’s new agent, former CFL defensive lineman Tim Fleiszer, yesterday.

"Williams is expected to arrive in Regina Saturday, accompanied with his wife, to be unveiled as the newest Roughrider on Sunday afternoon."
In short, try not act surprised if you watch the TSN coverage.

Madani is also calling the Argonauts to take Concordia linebacker Cory Greenwood No. 3 (so they still get a Canadian linebacker who played some football in Kingston!), with the B.C. Lions taking Gore to add to a growing Bishop's contingent that includes running back Jamall Lee and linebacker James Yurichuk. Gore, of course, has a tryout with the NFL's Green Bay Packers.

Anyway, enjoy draft day. The Bucholtzian one (the man, the myth, the mustache), will cover it on Sunday.

(Meantime, read Duane Forde's best/worst of the CFL draft post. You will understand why there is no team in Ottawa these days.)

Argonauts trade No. 1 spot to Riders (Arash Madani,
The best and worst of the CFL draft, 2000-09 (Duane Forde,
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1 comment:

  1. Is this another example of the Argos just not getting it. It appeared that Williams has an athleticism that will translate to the pro-game yet the Boatmen take an American university lineman; doing nothing to improve their Canadian talent equation. I suppose much of the issue revolves around what type of talent Greenwood is.