May 2, 2018

Ticats acquire 6th overall pick from Eskimos

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HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have traded up into the first round, landing the sixth overall pick in a trade with the Edmonton Eskimos.

The Ticats also get a fifth-round pick (37th overall) in the deal, while the Eskimos get a second-round pick (10th overall) and third-round pick (20th overall) in exchange.

The deal was announced Wednesday, the evening before the 2018 CFL Draft.

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With Wednesday’s trade, the Ticats now have four picks in the first two rounds, including the second- and sixth-overall selections. They also have a pair of second-round picks.

The 2018 CFL Draft unfolds Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN.