May 16, 2018

REDBLACKS ink entire 2018 draft class

Jason Halstead/CFL.ca

OTTAWA — The Ottawa REDBLACKS announced on Wednesday that the club has signed its entire 2018 draft class.

The REDBLACKS selected offensive lineman Mark Korte out of Alberta with their first pick, fourth overall, in this year’s CFL Draft. With rookie camp set to start Wednesday, Korte has been locked up along with six other fellow Ottawa draftees.

“We’re pleased to have signed our 2018 draft class and we’re looking forward to watching them take the next step in their football careers as members of the Ottawa REDBLACKS,” said General Manager Marcel Desjardins.

Signed on Wednesday were:

– National offensive Mark Korte (Round 1, 4th overall)
HT: 6-2 | WT: 293 lbs | Date of birth: June 2, 1996
Hometown: Spruce Grove, Alberta | School: Alberta

– National receiver Marco Dubois (Round 2, 13th overall)
HT: 6-4 | WT: 217 lbs | Date of birth: June 5, 1995
Hometown: LaSalle, Quebec | School: Laval

– National offensive lineman Andrew Pickett (Round 3, 22nd overall)
HT: 6-4 | WT: 300 lbs | Date of birth: May 12, 1996
Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario | School: Guelph

– National defensive lineman Kene Onyeka (Round 4, 29th overall, via BC)
HT: 6-2 | WT: 244 lbs | Date of birth: November 18, 1996
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario | School: Carleton

– National linebacker Mickael Cote (Round 4, 30th overall)
HT: 6-3 | WT: 225 lbs | Date of birth: September 30, 1992
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec | School: Concordia

– National defensive back Justin Howell (Round 7, 55th overall)
HT: 5-9 | WT: 199 lbs | Date of birth: December 4, 1996
Hometown: Bradford, Ontario | School: Carleton

– National offensive lineman Jacob Czaja (Round 8, 64th overall)
HT: 6-3 | WT: 295 lbs | Date of birth: January 11, 1994
Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario | School: St. Francis Xavier