Saskatchewan Roughriders draft eight players including explosive receiver Samuel Emilus

The Saskatchewan Roughriders selected eight players in the 2022 CFL Draft:

  • REC Samuel Emilus, Louisiana Tech (1st round, 7th overall)
  • OL Zack Fry, Western (2nd round, 16th overall)
  • OL Diego Alatorre Montoya, UBC (3rd round, 27th overall)
  • LB Tommy Bringi, Wilfrid Laurier (4th round, 36th overall)
  • DB Tristan Fleury, McGill (5th round, 45th overall)
  • DB Jayden Dalke, Alberta (6th round, 54th overall)
  • DB Zach Herzog, Hillsdale (7th round, 63rd overall)
  • REC Riley Boersma, Regina (8th round, 72nd overall)

Emilus spent his senior season at Louisiana Tech University, playing eight games for the Bulldogs. The Montreal native recorded 17 receptions for 257 yards and three touchdowns and contributed on special teams, returning three kickoffs for 66 yards. Previously, Emilus played three collegiate seasons (2018-20) at the University of Massachusetts, playing in 22 games as a receiver and a returner.

The six-foot-one, 194-pound receiver made 59 receptions for 653 yards and seven touchdowns and returned six kicks for 114 yards while adding four punt returns for 57 yards with the Minutemen. In 2020, he was named to the Phil Steele All-Independent First Team as a punt returner. Emilus recently received an invitation to rookie mini-camp with the Arizona Cardinals.

Fry played three collegiate seasons at Western University, playing in 33 games and making 28 starts at right tackle. In both 2021 and 2019, the London, Ont. native was named an OUA first-team all-star as well as a U Sports second-team All-Canadian.

The six-foot-six, 304-pound blocker capped off the 2021 season by helping the Mustangs capture their eighth Vanier Cup in school history. He was also named to the OUA All-Rookie Team in 2018.

Alatorre Montoya played four collegiate seasons at the University of British Columbia, dressing for 31 games as a Thunderbird. The versatile lineman played both left and right tackle before moving to left guard in his senior season.

In 2021, the six-foot-three, 312-pound blocker anchored the offensive line as the only senior and helped running back Isaiah Knight rush for 701 yards and three touchdowns on 113 carries. For his efforts, the Mexican native was named a Canada West Conference All-Star.

Bringi played three collegiate seasons at the Wilfrid Laurier University, dressing for 23 games. The London native racked up 147 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three interceptions, and two pass breakups with the Golden Hawks. The 21-year-old was named an OUA first-team all-star in 2019 and 2021.

Fleury played four collegiate seasons at McGill, dressing for 32 games as a Redbird. The Quebec native made 120 career tackles, including two tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, three interceptions and seven pass breakups. Noted for his tackling, the six-foot-two, 192-pound defender was named a team captain in the 2021 season.

Dalke played in 16 games over three collegiate seasons at the University of Alberta. The Leduc, Alta. native recorded 94 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, seven pass breakups, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery with the Golden Bears. In 2021 he was named a Canada West first-team all-star and a U Sports second-team All-Canadian. He previously played in the CJFL (2015-18) for the Edmonton Wildcats.

Herzog spent five collegiate seasons at Hillsdale College playing in 30 games as a Charger. The Windsor, Ont. native made 244 defensive tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss and averaging 8.1 tackles per game. He also added one sack, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, three interceptions and eight pass breakups. His strong play saw him named First-Team All-Conference in three consecutive seasons.

Boersma spent four collegiate seasons at the University of Regina and played in 19 games. Over his time as a Ram, the 21-year-old earned 39 catches for 763 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 19.6 yards per reception. The Cambridge native had a strong showing at the CFL Combine, recording the second-best 40-yard dash time at 4.49 seconds and tying for the best vertical jump at 40.5 inches.