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A very successful night at the draft table has yielded seven new BC Lions as GM Ed Hervey and his staff draw months of work to a close.
After selecting offensive lineman Peter Godber (6’3”, 300) and defensive lineman Julien Laurent (6’4”, 295) with the third and seventh overall selections, the Lions went back to the offensive side of the ball with their third selection (16th overall) picking up fullback David Mackie (6’3”, 239) out of Western.
Five selections later, the club used their third-round pick (21st overall) to snag hulking offensive lineman David Knevel (6’8”, 325) from Nebraska. The club did not have choice in the fourth round until making a late trade with the Montreal Alouettes, exchanging their 38th and 46thoverall selections in order to move into the 34th overall spot and taking defensive back IsaiahGuzylak–Messam (6’3”, 205) from Wilfrid Laurier.
The club’s final two selections of the night came in the sixth and seventh rounds as RashariHenry (6’0”, 280) out of Wilfrid Laurier (47th overall) and local receiver William Watson (5’11”, 180) from UBC (54th overall) were welcomed to the den.
Next up for BC Lions hopefuls is fly-in day on Friday, May 18 and then hitting the field for the first day of training camp in Kamloops on Sunday, May 20.
|1||7th||Julien Laurent||DL||Georgia St.|
|4||34th||Isaiah Guzylak-Messam||DB||Wilfrid Laurier|
|6||47th||Rashari Henry||DL||Wilfrid Laurier|
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BC Lions Training Camp presented by Sun Peaks Resort begins Sunday, May 20 in Kamloops, BC.