CFL draft

By | May 8, 2017

Iowa DE, UCLA LB top picks in CFL draft … Winnipeg chose former Iowa DE Faith Ekatitie with the first pick at last night’s CFL draft of Canadian players.  Saskatchewan followed that by taking UCLA LB Cameron Judge with the second pick, while British Columbia took McMaster WR Danny Vandervoort with the third. However, the CFL draft is always somewhat complicated by the fact that several of the league’s top prospects sign with NFL teams making their availability to CFL teams somewhat tenuous. This year, for example, former Mississippi State OT Justin Senior who was a 7th round pick by Seattle at last month’s NFL draft, wasn’t selected until the 5th round by Edmonton. The Eskimos also selected Maine LB Christophe Mulumba in the 3rd round; Mulumba is currently on a tryout contract with Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, Winnipeg took Manitoba OG Geoff Gray, one of the top rated CFL prospects who signed as an undrafted free agent with Green Bay, with the 8th pick, while Saskatchewan nabbed Laval TE Antony Auclair, another Tampa Bay signee, in the 4th round. Ottawa, the defending Grey Cup champions, got former UCLA DT Eli Anjou, the 2nd rated CFL prospect who signed on with Houston, with the final pick in the 4th round. Here is the full CFL draft.