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May 2, 2018

Argos move up in the third round by virtue of Esks, Ticats trade

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 28: Toronto Argonauts announce hiring of new General Manager Jim Popp and Head Coach Marc Trestman at a press conference on February 28, 2017 at the BMO Field in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Adam Pulicicchio)

TORONTO — The Argos didn’t make any pre-draft deals Thursday but that doesn’t mean they weren’t impacted by of one of the three pre-draft trades.  Toronto moved up four spots with one of their selections after a deal was completed with the Eskimos and Tiger-Cats.

The Argos moved into the 20th overall selection in the third round based on terms of a deal that was completed earlier in the season with Edmonton that included James Franklin.

Here is how it breaks down: In December of 2017, the Argonauts traded for Eskimos QB James Franklin.  As part of the terms of that deal, the Argos were owed Edmonton’s best third round selection in the 2018 Draft in exchange for OL Mason Woods.   Fast-forward to Wednesday when the Eskimos swapped picks with  Hamilton to acquire the Tiger-Cats 20th overall pick.  The Ticats pick would automatically be considered Edmonton’s best in the third round and as a result now belongs to the Toronto Argonauts.

Therefore, the Argos will now pick 20th overall in the third round, with Edmonton selecting at their original 24th overall spot.

Need more info on how this impacts the selection process?  Click here to view the entire Priority Draft Order.