Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/4/12
Draft Day in the Den For new BC Lions Head Coach Mike Benevides, this is as close to “having his cake and eating it too” as he is ever going to get.  Not only does he get the privilege of inheriting a Grey Cup winning team he also managed to acquire the second overall pick in the CFL draft. Jabar Westerman The Lions started draft day holding the 4th and 7th picks in the first round.  After some last minute deals went down with the Eskimos, the Leos were holding the number two pick, which they used to select DT Jabar Westerman from Eastern Michigan. Kirby Fabien The Lions retained their 7th pick, a selection that landed them OL Kirby Fabien from the University of Calgary. Rounding out the draft for the Black and Orange were OT Matt Norman from the University of Western Ontario and LB Jordan Verdone also from the U of Calgary, teammate of Fabien The Lions took Kirby Fabien with their 2nd pick in the draft, the 7th overall (Photograph by: Leah Hennel , Calgary Herald) With GM Wally
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