Argos continue local GTA trend in 2020 CFL draft

The Toronto Argonauts kept adding talent from the Greater Toronto Area in the 2020 CFL draft.

Four of the Argos’ seven selections are from Ontario.

Argos 2020 CFL draft class








Dejon Brissett

Wide Receiver




Theren Churchill

Offensive Line




Jack Cassar





Sam Acheampong*

Defensive Line

Wilfrid Laurier



Dylan Giffen

Offensive Line




Dion Pellerin





Samuel Baker

Wide Receiver


*Territorial Pick


Brissett, six-foot-one and 195-pounds, spent the 2019 season at the University of Virginia, playing 12 games and catching two passes for 18 yards for the Cavaliers. The native of Mississauga spent four seasons at The University of Richmond (2015-2018) before his move to Virginia (received a medical redshirt in 2018 after an injury ended his season after three games).

At Richmond, the receiver caught 86 passes for 1,282 yards and nine touchdowns, while adding 941 kick return yards and a score in 33 career games for the Spiders. Brissett was named first-team All-CAA following the 2017 season after hauling in 63 passes for 896 yards and seven majors.

Churchill, six-foot-six and 295-pounds, spent three seasons at the University of Regina (2017-2019) where he played in all 25 games, starting all 25 at right tackle. The Stettler, Alberta native played four seasons of junior football with the Edmonton Huskies before his time at Regina.

Cassar, six-foot-four and 240-pounds, spent the last four seasons at Carleton University (2016-2019) where he was named OUA Outstanding Defensive Player and an All-Canadian in 2019 after posting 44 tackles, four sacks and one fumble recovery in seven games. The Mississauga native was an OUA first team All-Star the year before in 2018 after a 62.5 tackle, 1.5 sack campaign with one interception over eight games. For his career the linebacker racked up 157 total tackles, eight sacks and one interception in 31 games for the Ravens.

Acheampong, six-foot-five and 247-pounds, played the last four seasons (2016-2019) at Wilfrid Laurier University where he was an OUA first team All-Star in 2019 after posting 19 tackles, 5.5 sacks and one forced fumble in eight games. The Brampton native helped the Golden Hawks win the OUA championship in 2016 and for his career tallied 53 tackles, 11.5 sacks and one forced fumble for the purple and gold.

Giffen, six-foot-eight and 335-pounds, spent five years at Western University and played 26 games for the Mustangs. The Strathroy, Ontario native was a 2018 and 2019 OUA All-Star and played a key role in helping Western win the 2017 Vanier Cup. Giffen is a former member of Team Ontario and Team Canada.

Pellerin, six-foot-five and 225 pounds, was a four-year player at the University of Waterloo (2016-2019) where he was a first team OUA All-Star in 2019 after rushing for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns and hauling in 14 passes for 131 yards and one receiving touchdown. The Abbotsford, Alberta native compiled 2,509 yards on the ground and 20 rushing touchdowns in 33 career games for the Warriors.

Baker, six-foot-three and 210-pounds, spent four seasons at the University of Saskatchewan (2016-2019). The Esterhazy, Saskatchewan native hauled in 70 passes for 980 yards and 12 touchdowns in his Huskies career.