EDMONTON -- The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos have completed a trade that will see the Esks acquire a second-round pick (10th overall) and a third-round pick (24th overall) in the 2013 CFL Draft, in exchange for the rights to non-import defensive lineman Hasan Hazime and a second-round pick (15th overall) in the 2013 CFL Draft.
“One of our off-season priorities is re-establishing ourselves in the 2013 Draft. This move allows us the opportunity to focus on the future,” said Eskimos General Manager Ed Herve in a statement.
Hazime, a 6-5, 260-pound native of Pickering, ON., arrives in Hamilton after finishing his NCAA career at Wake Forest, following three years at Akron.
In his senior season with the Demon Deacons, Hazime made 28 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, 2.5 quarterback sacks and two forced fumbles. He was selected by the Eskimos in the fifth round (36th overall) of the 2012 CFL Draft.
“Hasan is a promising prospect and quality individual who possesses a solid combination of size, athleticism, excellent hands and work ethic. We believe that if he was eligible for this year’s draft, he would be a first or second round pick,” said Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Kent Austin.
More to come...