Riders ink first round pick, receiver Justin McInnis

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have haved signed receiver Justin McInnis to a two-year contract plus an option, per sources.

New Riders radio play-by-play man Derek Taylor was first to report the signing.

McInnis attended the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans NFL rookie mini-camps, but he was not offered a contract after either one.

The six-foot-four, 212-pounder was selected in the first round, sixth overall by the Riders in the 2019 CFL draft.

At Arkansas State University, McInnis finished his NCAA career with back-to-back productive seasons. He caught 49 balls for 800 yards and four touchdowns in 2017 and followed with 61 grabs for 748 yards and five touchdowns as a senior. Over the last 25 games as a Red Wolf, McInnis put up 110 catches for 1,548 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Size, speed and athleticism make McInnis an intriguing receiver prospect. At the Arkansas State pro day, McInnis ran a 4.57 40-yard dash, 4.49 shuttle, 7.05 three-cone, recorded a 10-foot, three-inch broad jump, 38.5-inch vertical and nine reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

McInnis has intriguing upside as a national receiver.

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