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RedBlacks Add 8 Prospects in 2020 CFL Draft

May 1, 2020 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Ottawa RedBlacks News Release

OTTAWA - The Ottawa REDBLACKS welcomed eight new players into the organization in Thursday's 2020 CFL Draft.

The REDBLACKS started the night off by selecting Laval defensive back/linebacker Adam Auclair with their first-round pick, sixth-overall selection.

"A lot of hard work by a lot of people went into tonight's draft," said General Manager Marcel Desjardins. "A big thanks to the personnel, coaching and video staff for their contributions in helping us select these quality young men who will have a chance to contribute to the REDBLACKS roster and the community of Ottawa/Gatineau for years to come."

Here is a recap of the REDBLACKS' 2020 draft:

Round 1, 6th overall

Adam Auclair, DB, Laval

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound had a big season for the Rouge et Or last year. He was named the 2017 Presidents' Trophy winner as U SPORTS Outstanding Defensive Player. He was also awarded the Bruce Coulter Award, as the defensive player of the game after the 2018 Vanier Cup final.

Round 2, 10th overall

Michael Hoecht, DL, Brown

The 6-foot-4, 310-pound defensive lineman made a name for himself at Brown University. The Ohio native finished his university career with 174 defensive tackles in 37 games played in the Ivy League Conference.

Round 2, 19th overall

Dan Basambombo, LB, Laval

The 6-foot-1, 232-pound from Congo played eight games in 2018 for Laval, while recording a total of 31.5 tackles and two sacks.

Round 4, 29th overall

Jakub Szott, OL, McMaster

The 6-foot-5, 314-pound Toronto native was a mainstay on the offensive line during his four seasons with McMaster.

Round 5, 38th overall

Terrance Abrahams-Webster, DB, Calgary

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Pickering native played in eight games for the Dinos in 2019. During his university career, Abrahams-Webster has recorded a total of 49,5 tackles in 28 games.

Round 6, 47th overall

Brad Cowan, LB, Wilfrid Laurier

The 6-foot-3, 228-pound Cowan had a total of 28.5 tackles in eight games for Wilfrid Laurier last season.

Round 7, 56th overall

Reshaan Davis, DE, Ottawa

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Oshawa native played eight games for the Gee-Gees in 2019, while recording 32.5 tackles and seven sacks.

Round 8, 65th overall

Ketel Asse, OL, Laval

The 6-foot-6, 318-pound offensive lineman was named on the 2019 RSEQ All-Star Team and on the 2019 U SPORTS Offensive All-Star Team.

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