Argos sign eight from 2022 CFL Draft class, including sixth overall pick OL Gregor MacKellar

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The Toronto Argonauts have signed eight players from their 2022 CFL Draft class, including offensive lineman Gregor MacKellar, running back Daniel Adeboboye, linebacker Enoch Penney-Laryea, offensive lineman Braydon Noll, linebacker Daniel Kwamou, defensive back Eric Sutton, tight end Chase Arseneau, and defensive lineman Michael Pezzuto.

MacKellar (first round, pick six) was named a U Sports second-team All-Canadian and AUS all-star in 2019 and 2021 at St. Francis Xavier. The six-foot-five, 311-pound native of Nova Scotia played three seasons of U Sports football with the X-Men after originally landing a scholarship with the University of Rice where he redshirted in 2017.

Adeboboye (second round, pick 15) rushed for 507 yards and six touchdowns in his senior season at Bryant University in 2021. The Toronto native was first-team All-NEC during his junior season when he rushed for 445 yards and two touchdowns while becoming the first running back in school history to average over 100 yards per game since 2015. The five-foot-nine, 218-pounder rushed for 1,816 yards and 16 touchdowns over 34 career games with the Bulldogs.

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Penney-Laryea (third round, pick 26) played 21 games for McMaster over three seasons, making 55 tackles, 15.5 tackles 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 (fourth round, pick 35) is a six-foot-six, 295-pound blocker who spent five seasons at Wilfrid Laurier. He played every position along the offensive line with the Golden Hawks and was part of a team that won the OUA in 2016.

Kwamou (fifth round, pick 44) spent four years at the University of British Columbia (2018-2021) where he tallied 51 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one interception in 17 career games.

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Sutton (sixth round, pick 53) played 10 games for Texas State in 2021 and tallied 22 tackles for the Bobcats. The Regina native played at Southern Methodist University (2016-2019) prior to Texas State where he recorded 45 tackles in 37 games played for the Mustangs.

Arseneau (seventh round, pick 62) is a Whitby, Ont. native who was selected for the 2021 East-West Bowl and helped the Marauders win the Yates Cup in 2019.

Pezzuto (eighth round, pick 71) played four seasons at the University of Ottawa (2017-2021) where he added 37 tackles, 10 for loss, 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and one interception in 21 games with the Gee-Gees.

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Western defensive lineman Deionte Knight, who Toronto selected with the tenth overall selection in the 2022 CFL Draft, remains a free agent as he pursues NFL rookie mini-camps.

Toronto also signed all three players they selected in the 2022 Global Draft, including punter John Haggerty, defensive lineman Simeon Okonta-Wariso, and offensive lineman Otavio Amorim.

Haggerty (round 1, pick four) is from Sydney, Australia and played three seasons at the University of Western Kentucky (2019-2021). The six-foot-five, 225-pound punter was a 2021 Conference USA Honourable Mention after averaging 48.7 yards per punt — the best in Hilltoppers history — with 16 punts over 50 yards.

Okonto-Wariso (round two, pick 15) played football at the University of Derby from 2016-2019 as well as the British national team and the Premier League’s London Blitz in 2018 and 2019. The defensive lineman moved to Germany in 2021 where he would record 36 tackles, two tackles for loss, and one interception for the Lubeck Cougars.

Amorim (round three, pick 22) hails from Brazil and is a six-foot-three, 342-pound offensive lineman who played with the Berlin Thunder of the European League of Football.

The team also added Canadian offensive lineman Mojtaba Mehry, who spent four years with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (2018-2021) where he played in 22 games. The six-foot-five, 300-pound lineman from Leamington, Ont. was signed by the Argos in 2021 and spent training camp with the club.