Western standout Deionte Knight one of nine Canadians added to Argos roster in 2022 CFL Draft

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The Toronto Argonauts added nine Canadians to their roster during the 2022 Canadian Football League Draft.

  • OL Gregor MacKellar, St. Francis Xavier (first round, sixth overall)
  • DL Deionte Knight, Western (second round, 10th overall)
  • RB Daniel Adeboboye, Bryant University (second round, 15th overall)
  • LB Enoch Penney-Laryea, McMaster (third round, 26th overall)
  • OL Braydon Noll, Wilfrid Laurier (fourth round, 35th overall)
  • LB Daniel Kwamou, UBC, (fifth round, 44th overall)
  • DB Eric Sutton, Texas State (sixth round, 53rd overall)
  • TE Chase Arseneau, McMaster (seventh round, 62nd overall)
  • DL Michael Pezzuto, Ottawa (eighth round, 71st overall)

MacKellar, six-foot-five and 311 pounds, was named a U Sports second team All-Canadian and an Atlantic University Sport conference all-star in 2019 and 2021 with the St. Francis Xavier X-Men. The Nova Scotia native, who went to high school in Ontario, played three seasons of U Sports football at the east coast school after originally landing a scholarship with the Rice University in Houston, Texas in 2017, where he red shirted.

Knight, six-foot-four and 275 pounds, tallied 52 tackles, 13 for loss, 10 sacks and two forced fumbles in his fourth year at Western University, helping the Mustangs win the Vanier Cup. The Ajax, Ontario native won the J.P. Metras Trophy last season, awarded to the Most Outstanding Down Lineman in U Sports. Knight finished his collegiate career with 96 tackles and 13.5 sacks (2018-2021).

Adeboboye, five-foot-nine and 218 pounds, rushed for 507 yards and six touchdowns in his senior season at Bryant University in 2021. The Toronto native was first team All-Northeastern Conference during his junior season when he rushed for 445 yards and two touchdowns while becoming the first Bryant running back to average over 100 yards per game since 2015. Adeboboye rushed for 1,816 yards (seventh all-time in Bryant history) and 16 touchdowns over 34 career games for the Bulldogs.

Penney-Laryea, six-foot-one and 230 pounds, played 21 games for McMaster over three seasons totalling 55 tackles, 15.5 for loss, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception for the Marauders. Penney-Laryea, who was born in Jamaica, played two seasons at Division III Union College in New York prior to coming to Canada.

Noll, six-foot-six and 295 pounds, spent five seasons at Wilfrid Laurier where he played every position along the offensive line and was part of a team that won the Yates Cup in 2016.

Kwamou, six-foot-one and 224 pounds, spent four years at the University of British Columbia (2018-2021) where he tallied 51 tackles, one-and-a-half sacks and one interception in 17 career games.

Sutton, five-foot-nine and 175 pounds, played 10 games for Texas State in 2021 and tallied 22 tackles for the Bobcats. Born in Texas, Sutton played at Southern Methodist University (2016-2019) prior to Texas State where he recorded 45 tackles in 37 games played for the Mustangs.

Arseneau, six-foot-four and 225 pounds, was selected to participate in the 2021 East-West Bowl and helped the Marauders win the Yates Cup in 2019. He is from Whitby, Ontario.

Pezzuto, six-foot-three and 245 pounds, played four seasons at the University of Ottawa (2017-2021) where he added 37 tackles, 10 for loss, five-and-a-half sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and one interception in 21 games played for the Gee-Gees.