Riders Add Seven Through Draft – No Huskies Selected

The Saskatchewan Roughriders split their selections in the 2015 CFL Draft evenly between defence and offence and chose seven players, last night.

The Riders selected University of Manitoba wide receiver Nic Demski with their first pick,  sixth overall.

Unfortunately, none of the three University of Saskatchewan Huskies that were on the draft radar were selected.

Here is a full recap of the Riders picks from last night:

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are pleased to announce they have selected University of Manitoba wide receiver Nic Demski with the sixth overall pick in today’s CFL Draft.

Demski (6’0 – 215 lbs.) has been selected by the Green and White after playing four seasons with the Bisons. In 2014 the Winnipeg, MB native made 27 catches for 589 yards and five touchdowns while also rushing 47 yards on six carries. The 21-year-old also contributed on special teams where he added 19 punt returns for 272 yards and a touchdown.

He was named a 2014 CIS second-team All-Canadian and a Canada West All-Star as well as playing in the East-West Bowl.

With the 26th overall selection the Riders took defensive lineman Rory Connop from Western University. The Edmonton native picked up 14.5 defensive tackles and three quarterback sacks in eight conference games.

With the 35th overall selection the Green and White picked fullback Matthew Rea from Michigan State University where he appeared in three games in 2014.

With the 42nd overall selection the Riders the picked up defensive back Kwamie Adjei from Mount Allison University. The Brampton, ON native picked up 34 defensive tackles, four interceptions and three quarterback sacks in eight conference games last season.

With their first pick in the sixth round, 47th overall, the Riders selected defensive lineman Tyler Langlais from the University of Calgary. Langlais was limited to five games last season, picking up 3.5 defensive tackles.

With their second pick in the sixth round, 50th overall the Riders selected running back Melvin Abankwah out of Saint Mary’s University. Last season, Abankwah totaled 534 yards and two touchdowns on 112 carries in seven conference games.

With their final selection, 59th overall, the Riders selected defensive lineman Brandon Tennant from the University of Laval. Tennant was limited to three conference games last season, picking up three defensive tackles.

Round 3 – 26th overall DL Rory Connop Western
Round 4 – 35th overall FB Matthew Rea Michigan State
Round 5 – 42nd overall DB Kwamie Adjei Mount Allison
Round 6 – 47th overall DL Tyler Langlais Calgary
Round 6 – 50th overall RB Melvin Abankwah Saint Mary’s
Round 7 – 59th overall DL Brandon Tennant Laval