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TORONTO – The CFL Draft moved to prime time but some GMs got started before it even started.  Six trades took place, including four in the first round as recaps a hectic 2014 Draft. A total of 15 picks traded hands on Tuesday.

Exactly a half hour before the Draft broke the news that the Ottawa REDBLACKS sent their first overall selection to the Calgary Stampeders in exchange for OL Jon Gott and the playing rights to retired centre Marwan Hage.

The Stampeders then kicked off the Draft by selecting the third ranked player in the CFL Scouting Bureau, Laval centre Pierre Lavertu.

The REDBLACKS promptly retained a first round pick by trading for the fifth overall selection from BC in exchange for disgruntled veteran pivot Kevin Glenn.

Toronto then got into the mix, trading up with Edmonton to take Manitoba running back Anthony Coombs third overall.

Below is a full recap of all the trades on Draft day:

      Trade  Trade Details
Trade 1 To Calgary: 1st overall (OL Pierre Lavertu)
To Ottawa: OL Jon Gott, playing rights to OL Marwan Hage
Trade 2 To Toronto: 3rd overall (RB Anthony Coombs), 21st overall (OL Jaskaran Dhillon)
To Edmonton: 6th overall (WR Devon Bailey), 15th overall (RB Aaron Milton), OL Tony Washington, DB Otha Foster
Trade 3 To BC: QB Kevin Glenn
To Ottawa: 5th overall
Trade 4 To Ottawa: 4th overall (DB Antoine Pruneau)
To Montreal: 5th overall (OL David Foucault), 10th overall (DB Andrew Lue)
Trade 5 To Hamilton: 8th overall (LB Beau Landry)
To Saskatchewan: 11th overall (LB Dylan Ainsworth), 17th overall (Jesse Briggs)
Trade 6 To Winnipeg: 17th overall (LB Jesse Briggs)
To Saskatchewan: 20th overall (K John Mark), 26th overall (WR Kris Bastien)



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