Saskatchewan Roughriders sign six from CFL draft class, including LB Nick Wiebe

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed six players who were selected in the 2024 CFL Draft, including linebacker Nick Wiebe, receiver Dhel Duncan-Busby, strong-side linebacker Melique Straker, receiver D’Sean Mimbs, receiver Ajou Ajou, and defensive back Richard Aduboffour.

Wiebe made 199 defensive tackles, six tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles, and one pass knockdown over 31 career games at the University of Saskatchewan. He was named a second-team U Sports All-Canadian this past year as well as a Canada West all-star and the Canada West Defensive Player of the Year.

The native of Okotoks, Alta. suffered a torn ACL during the Hardy Cup playoffs this past season and won’t be healthy for the start of training camp, though he is expected to see the field this season. Before transferring to Saskatchewan, Wiebe played at the University of Oregon and was named the team’s Special Teams Player of the Year in 2020. He was drafted with Saskatchewan’s second-round pick.

Duncan-Busby made 171 catches for 2,839 yards and 27 touchdowns over 47 collegiate games at Bemidji State University, a Division II program located in Bemidji, Minn. He was named first-team All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and second-team D2CCA All-Super Region 4 this past season when he caught 49 passes for 825 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was selected in the third round of the draft.

Straker was extremely productive over three seasons at Arkansas State University, recording 216 total tackles, 17 tackles for loss, four pass knockdowns, two sacks, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles. The native of Brampton, Ont. started his collegiate career at Carleton University where he played halfback.

Mimbs caught 89 passes for 1,236 yards and eight touchdowns over 23 career games at the University of Regina and led the Rams in receptions and receiving yards this past season. Mimbs is the son of former CFL running back Robert Mimbs, who was a three-time CFL all-star during his career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, B.C. Lions, and Riders.

Ajou started his collegiate career as part of a top-ranked recruiting class at Clemson University before transferring to South Florida University and Garden City Community College. The six-foot-two, 211-pound target caught 17 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns with the Broncbusters this past season.

Aduboffour made 51 tackles, three interceptions, 15 pass knockdowns, and one forced fumble over 31 games at Western University. The six-foot-three, 220-pound defender is a two-time OUA all-star.

The Riders have also signed defensive lineman Tyrone Taleni, who was selected with the third overall pick in the 2024 CFL Global Draft. The six-foot-two, 280-pound defender made 36 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, six sacks, and one forced fumble over 22 games at the University of Southern California and was named second-team All-Pac-12 in 2022.