MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes have selected the offensive lineman Trey Rutherford, with the second choice of the draft of the CFL on Thursday.
The Alouettes owned the first choice after their catastrophic campaign of 3-15 in 2017, but they had traded that choice to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Wednesday, in a transaction involving two players and many choices. With this choice, Hamilton has selected the receiver Mark Chapman, Central Michigan University.
The Alouettes had received the second choice of the Tiger-Cats in the transaction on Wednesday. They turned to Rutherford, a giant of 6’5’inches and 289 pounds who played at the University of Connecticut.
Rutherford, who is a native of Markham, Ontario, will have the task of protecting the quarter of the Alouettes, regardless of who it will be. Josh Freeman, Drew Willy and Matthew Shiltz is part of the candidates.
“We got a player that we wanted for a good time already, this is a big guy who is going to strengthen our line, the attack immediately, said the general manager of the Alouettes, Kavis Reed, in a press release. According to our recruiters, it will become a cornerstone in the protection of our quarters for several years.”
A guy from the Quebec city region in the third round
The Alouettes had no choice in the second round. During the third round, they drafted the defensive lineman Bo Banner with the 19th choice, and then the linebacker Jean-Gabriel Poulin, with the 23rd choice. Poulin, Saint-Nicolas, in the Quebec city region, has worn the colors of the Mustangs of the University of Western university canada.
Chapman has been ignored during the draft in the NFL last weekend, but he has received an invitation to the camp of the recruits of the New York Giants.
With the third choice, the Lions of British Columbia have drafted the offensive lineman Peter Godber.
The Red and Black of Ottawa then chose the offensive lineman Mark Korte.
No player in the réseau du sport étudiant du Québec has not been chosen in the first round, a first since 2013.
The receiver Governed Cibasu, the Carabins of the University of Montreal, was drafted in the third round, 20th overall, of the Toronto Argonauts. The half defensive montreal Jordan Beaulieu, of the Mustangs, was selected by the Edmonton Eskimos four rows later.