TSN’s Dave Naylor reports that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have agreed to send the 3rd overall pick to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in exchange for the 8th and 13th overall picks.
The deal will only be completed if there is a player that the Bombers are after available at the 3rd overall position.
Which makes one wonder… who would they be after? The Riders have already announced that they will be taking Saskatchewan Huskies offensive lineman Ben Heenan with the pick (assuming no one blows them away with a trade offer).
That leaves Laurier receiver Shamawd Chambers, Calgary offensive lineman Kirby Fabien or Laval linebacker Frederic Plesius.
Of course, there are other players that they may covet at the 3rd overall spot, but I would say those are the main three. I can’t really see the Bombers using the pick to take Chambers or Fabien, so if Plesius does not go to Edmonton, he would be the pick.
The Eskimos also covet Plesius, so perhaps they jump the gun and take him with the 2nd overall pick.
Let the fun begin!