Riders sign five 2020 CFL draft picks, including receiver Kian Schaffer-Baker

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed five members of their 2020 CFL draft class.

Receiver Kian Schaffer-Baker, linebacker A.J. Allen, defensive back Vincent Dethier, running back Jonathan Femi-Cole, and offensive lineman Jesse Lawson. 

The six-foot-four, 195-pound Schaffer-Bake spent four USports seasons at the University of Guelph. The Mississauga native played in 28 games recording 95 receptions for 1,544 yards and eight touchdowns. He impressed at the 2019 East-West Bowl where he led all receivers with five catches for 126 yards and a touchdown. 

The six-foot-one, 210-pound Allen finished his fourth year of eligibility at the University of Guelph in 2019 playing in 31 games as a defensive lineman. The Burlington native made 63.5 tackles, 5.5 sacks,12 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. Allen has shown tremendous versatility during his USports career, lining up at both linebacker and defensive end. In 2018, he was named a OUA second team all-star.

The five-foot-11, 196-pound Dethier completed his fourth year as a defensive back for McGill University.  The 24-year-old recorded 104.5 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four quarterback sacks, four interceptions, eight knockdowns, six fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles in 34 games played.

The five-foot-10, 218-pound Femi-Cole finished his first season at Western University in 2019. The Vaughn, Ontario native played in eight games for the Mustangs recording 40 carries for 174 yards and five touchdowns while adding four tackles.  Prior to playing at Western, Femi-Cole attended the University of Minnesota where he played in 13 games, making one reception for 13 yards and 15 carries for 67 yards.

The six-foot-six, 285-pound Lawson spent two years with the Carleton Ravens. He played in the 2019 East-West Bowl and was in the CFL’s top-20 Scouting Bureau list for much of 2019. Prior to attending Carleton, the B.C. native spent time with the Langley Rams and the White Rock Titans of the Canadian Junior Football League.