CFL draft on tap

By | May 3, 2021

CFL draft on tap … As it does every year, the Canadian Football League will holds its annual draft of Canadian-born players the week after the NFL draft. The CFL draft gets underway at 7 PM ET on Tuesday with 6 rounds scheduled. Because the CFL did not play at all in 2020, the selection order for this year’s draft was random with Hamilton lucking out with the first pick, followed by Saskatchewan and Winnipeg. Then after teams pick in the first round they will reverse order in the second and subsequent rounds. Here is the full selection order for this year’s CFL draft. Tennessee WR Josh Palmer is the top-rated prospect for this year’s CFL draft, but don’t expect him to be selected anytime soon after he was taken by the LA Chargers in the third round of this weekend’s NFL draft. In fact, the top 7 players on the CFL’s final draft rankings were all either selected at this weekend’s NFL draft or have signed somewhere as a free agent and aren’t going to be available to CFL teams for awhile. As a result, expect most CFL teams to focus more on lower ranked players who they know will be available for the opening of CFL training camps later this summer. For the record, the CFL has tentatively scheduled the opening of their season – hopefully – for the first week in August.