June 3, 2012

Esks secure two, 2012 CFL draft picks

Edmonton Eskimos
ESKS.com Staff

(Edmonton)  The Edmonton Eskimos have signed 2012 CFL Canadian Draft picks non- import defensive lineman Justin Capicciotti, and non-import linebacker/long snapper Ryan King the club announced today.

Capicciotti was selected 14th overall in the 2012 CFL Draft. Last year he was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Co-Defensive player of the year, after finishing third in the GNAC conference with 10 sacks and was among the top-10 in total tackles with 66. Capicciotti is the first Simon Fraser University player taken by the Eskimos, since James Gardner in 1991 and Sean Millington in 1990.

King was selected 53rd overall in the 2012 CFL Draft. He played his college football at Saint Mary’s University (08-10) where he was a CIS All-Conference. The St. Mary’s product was born in Edmonton and played for the Edmonton Wildcats (2004-2007) and was a 2007 Defensive Player All-Canadian.
Justin Capicciotti
Defensive Lineman
Simon Fraser
Height: 6’3” Weight: 245lbs
Born: November 14, 1989 – Toronto, ON

Ryan King
Linebacker/Long Snapper
St. Mary’s
Height: 6’0” Weight: 218lbs
Born: February 19, 1986 – Edmonton, AB