The Saskatchewan Roughriders picked up five new players during Wednesday's CFL's Canadian Draft.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders called out five names during their CFL's Canadian Draft.

With their first pick, 9th overall, the Rides picked up Guelph wide receiver Dave McKoy.  In eight games last year, McKoy record 48 receptions for 858 yards (second in the CIS) and eight touchdowns.  He was a first-team All-Canadian wide receiver last year.

In the third round they selected Wilfrid Laurier linebacker Yannick Carter.   Carter led the CIS last year with 10.5 sacks in eight games.

The fourth round saw the green and white selecting University of Regina offensive lineman Ryan Ackerman.  In the fifth round they drafted University of Montana running back Reggie Bradshaw, and with their last pick they called out University of Manitoba offensive lineman Ryan Karhut.

The Riders also acquired the negotiation rights to quarterback Drew Tate from Edmonton for their third round pick in 2008.  Tate recently signed as an unrestricted free agent with the St. Louis Rams of the NFL.