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2019 CFL Draft: Toronto Argonauts select Oklahoma State OL Shane Richards first overall

The Calgary native is heading to Toronto.

Missouri State v Oklahoma State Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images

The Toronto Argonauts drafted Oklahoma State offensive lineman Shane Richards with the first overall pick in the 2019 Canadian Football League Draft on Thursday night.

Richards, 23, played both guard and tackle for the Cowboys until a groin injury forced him to miss the final four games of the regular season. Richards, however, returned in the postseason to help OSU defeat the Missouri 38-33 in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

Richards was the second ranked draft prospect on the CFL Scouting Bureau’s top-20 list behind Laval’s Mathieu Betts, who signed with the Chicago Bears last week. Richards offers plenty of size at 6-foot-8 and 334 pounds for the Argonauts, who went 4-14 last season.

Richards, who was born in Jamaica moved to Calgary as a child and played for the Calgary Colts junior program.