Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund, DL, Southeastern Louisiana
Adeyemi-Berglund was a big riser on the CFL draft rankings after putting up 7.5 sacks in 2019.
He can be a contributor right away on the defensive line for a team heading into this season even if he can’t be a starter right away. Adeyemi-Berglund told 3DownNation that he would benefit from playing in the CFL considering how he would line up on the line of scrimmage.
"“They really want me to be a defensive end. They think that I’m a good pass rusher and that I have good speed,” said Adeyemi-Berglund. “The yard is a big deal. If you can gain that yard with speed off the edge, it’s a big deal.”"
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It should intrigue teams to know that Adeyemi-Berglund went up against the top competition in the SEC including LSU and Ole Miss. It would make sense for the Toronto Argonauts to consider with one of their other picks at the end of the first round or early second round.
With Cleyon Laing gone, the Argos will need to find a Canadian to provide the Argos with some roster flexibility upfront on defensive line.
Michel Hoecht could be a gamble pick for the Argos if he doesn’t make the NFL after he signed with the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent. If not, Lawson would be a possibility in the third round. Part of the reason why he isn’t going earlier is in part because he doesn’t provide high-end athleticism but is still sound with his fundamentals.
Asse was invited to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl after an impressive showing with Laval in 2019. Marshall Ferguson had the Argos taking Asse second overall in his Mock Draft for CFL.ca which could change considering Ferguson had O’Donnell going first overall before he signed in the NFL.
The Argos will likely select a lineman with one of their first-round picks and Asse would be a strong option if the team wants to grab him early on. Considering the Argos will be looking to make their offence for formidable especially with the addition of Matt Nichols along with running backs Karlos Williams, Bishop Sankey and Marcus Thigpen.
Catch the CFL Draft Thursday April 30 staring at 8:00 p.m. ET on TSN and we will provide analysis on each Toronto Argonauts pick.