If Sage Doxtater plays in the Canadian Football League in the future, he won’t have to go far from home.
The Toronto Argonauts selected the six-foot-seven, 320-pound offensive lineman from Oneida with the 12th overall pick (second round) in the 2021 draft Tuesday night. The New Mexico State standout and four-year starter is expected to return to school after his most recent NCAA season was washed out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doxtater was granted another year of eligibility after missing the bulk of the 2019 campaign with a shoulder injury. He played two exhibition games this spring with the Aggies and is still hoping to garner NFL interest.
He was the biggest prospect in the draft and ranked No. 8 on the CFL’s central scouting bureau’s final list. He was the fourth offensive lineman picked after his former Canada Prep Academy teammate Liam Dobson (third to Winnipeg), University of Calgary’s Peter Nicastro (seventh to Toronto) and Wilfrid Laurier’s Bryce Bell (11th to Calgary).
Doxtater’s younger brother Tanner, a receiver, has committed to the Western Mustangs.
Linebacker Myles Manalo was the only Mustang selected. The 21-year-old was the final pick of the draft at No. 54 to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.