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Toronto Argonauts 2022 CFL Global Draft Class Unveiled

May 3, 2022 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Toronto Argonauts News Release


TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts added three Global players to their roster Tuesday afternoon during the CFL's 2022 Global Draft.

ARGOS 2022 CFL GLOBAL DRAFT CLASS

Round Pick Name Position College/Team

1 4 John Haggerty P Western Kentucky

2 15 Simeon Okonta-Wariso DL Lubeck Cougars

3 22 Otavio Amorim OL Berlin Thunder

Haggerty, from Sydney, Australia, played three seasons at the University of Western Kentucky (2019-2021). The 6'5, 225lb punter was a 2021 Conference USA Honourable Mention after averaging 48.7 yards per punt, the best in Hilltoppers history, with 16 punts over 50 yards. Hagerty's career average of 46.5 yards per punt is best in WKU history. The Australian was All-Conference USA Second Team in 2020 and 2019 All-Conference USA First Team.

Okonto-Wariso, 6'1 and 225lbs, had a stellar CFL combine in March posting 24 reps of 225lbs on the bench press and a 32.5" vertical. The 26-year-old native of the UK, played football at the University of Derby from 2016-2019 as well as the British national team and the Premier League's London Blitz in 2018 and 2019. The defensive lineman would move to Germany in 2021 where he would record 36 tackles, two tackles for loss and one interception for the Lubeck Cougars.

Amorim, who hails from Brazil, is a 6'3, 342lb offensive lineman who played with the Berlin Thunder of the European League of Football. The Brazilian ran an impressive 5.28-second 40-yard dash with 20 reps on bench press and a seven-foot, six-inch broad jump at the CFL Combine in March.


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