Five with Gryphon connection selected in CFL draft
GUELPH – Five players who have played for the Guelph Gryphons in OUA football were selected in Tuesday’s Canadian Football League draft.
Defensive back Siriman Harrison Bagayogo was picked in the second round, 14th overall, by the B.C. Lions. He had 13.5 tackles, a forced fumble and two interceptions as he played in all eight games for the Gryphs last fall. In 26 games over three seasons, Bagayogo had 58.5 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions.
Wide receiver Clark Barnes was selected in the third round, 24th overall, by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was limited to four games last year due to injury, but had nine catches for 58 yards to give him 49 catches for 650 yards and six touchdowns in three seasons with the Gryphs. He’s also returned 23 kickoffs for 610 yards and four TDs and five punt returns for 60 yards.
Offensive lineman Spencer Masterson was the sixth-round pick, 50th overall, of the Edmonton Elks. He played in 29 games in four seasons with the Gryphs.
Defensive back Brendan Murphy was picked in the seventh round, 63rd overall, by the Toronto Argonauts. Murphy had 26.5 tackles and 3.5 sacks for the Western Mustangs last fall. He had 68 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 1 interception in two seasons with the Gryphs before transferring to Western.
Defensive lineman Tavius Robinson of the Saskatchewan Roughriders was selected in the eighth round, 66th overall, by Saskatchewan. Last weekend Robinson was selected in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens and that dropped him into the eighth and final round of the CFL draft with Saskatchewan taking a flyer on him. He had 50 tackles, 12.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 21 games over two seasons with the Gryphs.
- Guelph Sports Journal