Saskatchewan Roughriders lock up six of seven prospects from 2020 CFL draft

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed six of their seven selections from the 2020 CFL draft.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed six of their seven selections from the 2020 CFL draft.

The signing of wide receiver Kian Schaffer-Baker, linebacker A.J. Allen, defensive back Vincent Dethier,  running back Jonathan Femi-Cole and offensive lineman Jesse Lawson was announced Tuesday by the CFL team.

Saskatchewan announced Monday that Mattland Riley, the seventh overall pick in the 2020 draft out of the University of Saskatchewan and Melfort product, was the first member of the 2020 draft class to be signed.

Defensive lineman Neville Gallimore, who was selected in the eighth round (71st overall) by the Green and White, remains with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

Gallimore, a third-round selection (82nd overall) in the 2020 NFL draft, dressed for 14 NFL games in 2020. He recorded 27 defensive tackles (10 solo and 17 assists) and half of a sack with the Cowboys.

Schaffer-Baker was selected by the Riders in the fourth round (30th overall) out of the University of Guelph. In four seasons with Guelph, he dressed for 28 games, recording 95 receptions for 1,544 yards and eight touchdowns.

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Allen (fourth round, 35th overall) dressed for 31 games with Guelph, registering 65.5 defensive tackles and 5 ½ sacks over four seasons.

Dethier (fifth round, 44th overall) spent four seasons as a defensive back at McGill University. He had 104.5 defensive tackles, four sacks and four interceptions while dressing for 34 games.

Femi-Cole (sixth round, 53rd overall) spent the 2019 season with the Western University Mustangs. He had 40 carries for 174 yards and four rushing touchdowns. Prior to joining Western, Femi-Cole attended the University of Minnesota.

Lawson (seventh round, 62nd overall) dressed for nine games over two seasons at Carleton University Ravens. He also dressed for the 2019 East-West Bowl. Before heading to Carleton, Lawson spent time with the Langley Rams and White Rock Titans of the B.C. Junior Football League.

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