May 3, 2022

Global Draft: Alouettes take Syracuse’s Kingsley Jonathan No. 1

Photo: Syracuse University

TORONTO — The Montreal Alouettes opened the 2022 CFL Global Draft by selecting Syracuse defensive lineman Kingsley Jonathan with the first overall pick.

The six-foot-four, 260-pounder was born in Nigeria and recorded 101 tackles (60 solo), 21.5 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, had three forced fumbles and recovered two through 56 career games at Syracuse.

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Kingsley Jonathan had 60 solo tackles and 15 sacks in his career at Syracuse (Photo: Syracuse University)

Jonathan appeared in all 12 games as a senior and started one. He had 20 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.

The Als may have to wait for the 24-year-old. He signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills after the NFL Draft this past weekend.

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