MEXICO CITY — A day after scouting Mexico’s top football talent, Canadian Football League teams made their selections at the draft on Monday in Mexico City.
The Edmonton Eskimos selected Mayas receiver Diego Jair Viamontes Cotera first overall, as teams picked the top draft-eligible talent out of Mexico’s Liga de Futbol Americano Professional (LFA). The Esks were rewarded the draft’s top pick in a weighted lottery.
“I met with many coaches of all the teams but with the Edmonton coaches I was really chatting about football, about why I love to play, what was my biggest dream and I felt a connection,” said Cotera. “I’m very grateful for today. I’m very thankful for the organization of the Edmonton Eskimos for putting this trust in me. They won’t regret it.”