With the 10th overall pick in the 2017 CFL Draft, the Toronto Argonauts have selected offensive lineman Mason Woods (University of Idaho).
Woods, a 6-8, 324-pound native of Maple Ridge, BC, played in 37 games, starting 34 consecutive, in four seasons at Idaho. He played an integral part on an offensive line that allowed the Vandals to become one of the Sun Belt Conference’s most productive units.
Woods was ranked eighth in the final CFL Scouting Bureau released on May 5 following his performance at the CFL Combine in March.
“Getting Mason at the size that he is, he is still going to mature into a fine football player,” said Argonauts General Manager Jim Popp. “He has played three years of major college football and has played against a lot of great talent which will make it an easier transition to come in as a pro athlete.”
A public administration student at Idaho, Woods was inspired by former CFL lineman Angus Reid to pursue a career in football and has tried to model his game around current Dallas Cowboys tackle Tyron Smith.