BC Lions wrap up successful CFL Draft

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(Vancouver) 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 46th overall selections in order to move into the 34th overall spot and taking defensive back Isaiah GuzylakMessam (6’3”, 205) from Wilfrid Laurier.

The club’s final two selections of the night came in the sixth and seventh rounds as Rashari Henry (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.

Rnd

Ovrl

Plyr

Pos

School

1

3rd

Peter Godber

OL

Rice

1

7th

Julien Laurent

DL

Georgia St.

2

16th

David Mackie

FB

Western

3

21st

David Knevel

OL

Nebraska

4

34th

Isaiah Guzylak-Messam

DB

Wilfrid Laurier

6

47th

Rashari Henry

DL

Wilfrid Laurier

7

54th

William Watson

WR

UBC

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