Photo courtesy Colorado State University Athletics
Photo courtesy Colorado State University Athletics

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have used a third round selection to secure Canadian offensive lineman Jake Bennett in the CFL supplemental draft held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. eastern time.

Bennett was the lone player available. He started 42 games at centre for the Colorado State University Rams after redshirting and finished his NCAA career by being named an All-Mountain West first-teamer in 2017.

The regular CFL draft took place on May 2, by league rules supplemental drafts can happen any time in the 60 days following. Supplemental drafts are held when players miss the deadline for entry into the main draft, usually due to citizenship issues.

Each team has the option to “bid” on the player by forfeiting a selection in the 2020 CFL draft and the process continues based on waiver priority – the reverse order of the 2019 draft – until the highest choice is identified. The team who puts up that pick (or possesses the top waiver priority) gets the player.

The order: (1) Toronto Argonauts; (2) Montreal Alouettes; (3) Hamilton Tiger-Cats; (4) Edmonton Eskimos; (5) B.C. Lions; (6) Winnipeg Blue Bombers; (7) Saskatchewan Roughriders; (8) Ottawa Redblacks; (9) Calgary Stampeders.

The Riders forfeit a third round selection in the 2020 CFL draft. Current Saskatchewan general manager Jeremy O’Day entered the league via the supplemental draft and lands a centre of the future prospect for great value.

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Justin Dunk is the pre-eminent CFL insider and unabashed supporter of Canadian quarterbacks. He is one of the founders of the new 3DownNation.