May 2, 2018

BC acquires first round pick in swap with Bombers

VANCOUVER — On the eve of the 2018 CFL Draft, the BC Lions are not staying pat with their sole selection in the first round.

On Wednesday afternoon, general manager Ed Hervey completed a trade with Winnipeg to acquire the Blue Bombers’ first round (7th overall) and second round (16th overall) selections.

In exchange, the Lions’ give up their second-round selection (12th overall) and its original first round selection in the 2019 CFL Draft.


To BC: Winnipeg’s 7th and 16th overall selections
To Winnipeg: BC’s  12th overall in 2018 and its ‘original’ first overall selection in 2019

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With that trade, the Leos now hold two first round draft picks heading into Thursday evening’s selection.