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Riders to pick fifth in Thursday's CFL draft
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Published Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:59AM CST
The Canadian Football League draft is Thursday evening at 6 p.m., and the Saskatchewan Roughriders have a fifth round pick.
The Riders head coach and GM Chris Jones said he expects this year will not be a deep draft class.
“We just want to take the best players available. We've ranked them from one to ten at every position and certainly if we can upgrade a position that would be great,” Jones said on Tuesday. “I don't see that many Canadian starters right away. I see some guys who are going to take a year or two to develop so we'll see.”
The Riders will have five picks in this year’s draft. Jones says he and his staff have done at least a dozen mock drafts to prepare.