2018 CFL Draft

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2018 CFL Draft
General information
SportCanadian football
Date(s)May 3
Time8:00 pm EDT
LocationToronto
Network(s)TSN/RDS
Overview
69 total selections in 8 rounds
First selectionMark Chapman WR,
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Most selectionsMontreal Alouettes (10)
Fewest selectionsSaskatchewan Roughriders (5)
U Sports selections56
NCAA selections13
← 2017
2019 →

The 2018 CFL Draft took place on May 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm ET and was broadcast on TSN and RDS.[1][2][3] 69 players were chosen from among eligible players from Canadian Universities across the country, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA.[4][5]

The draft was broadcast live on TSN for two hours and then subsequent coverage shifted to digital platforms on TSN.ca and TSN GO. The production was hosted by Farhan Lalji and featured the CFL on TSN panel which includes Duane Forde, Dave Naylor, Davis Sanchez, and Justin Dunk.[2] Randy Ambrosie, the CFL commissioner, was at the TSN studios to announce the picks for the first two rounds.[2]

Top prospects[edit]

Final
Ranking[6]
December
Ranking[7]
September
Ranking[8]
Player Position College Hometown
1 3 3 Ryan Hunter Offensive lineman Bowling Green North Bay, ON
2 10 Mark Chapman Wide receiver Central Michigan Port Huron, MI, USA
3 11 14 Dakoda Shepley Offensive lineman UBC Windsor, ON
4 2 2 Trey Rutherford Offensive lineman Connecticut Markham, ON
5 1 1 David Knevel Offensive lineman Nebraska Brantford, ON
6 12 Mark Korte Offensive lineman Alberta Spruce Grove, AB
7 4 6 Peter Godber Offensive lineman Rice Toronto, ON
8 5 10 Julien Laurent Defensive lineman Georgia State Toronto, ON
9 7 12 Rashaun Simonise Wide receiver Calgary Vancouver, BC
10 6 4 Godfrey Onyeka Defensive back Wilfrid Laurier Barrie, ON
11 13 19 Jackson Bennett Defensive back Ottawa Cumberland, ON
12 15 13 Andrew Pickett Offensive lineman Guelph Kitchener, ON
13 18 16 Ryan Sceviour Offensive lineman Calgary Calgary, AB
14 9 5 Darius Ciraco Offensive lineman Calgary Burlington, ON
15 8 9 Regis Cibasu Wide receiver Montreal Kinshasa, Congo
16 Bo Banner Defensive lineman Central Washington Bellingham, WA, USA
17 Daniel Petermann Wide receiver McMaster Stoney Creek, ON
18 David Mackie Running back Western Jackson's Point, ON
19 Micah Teitz Linebacker Calgary Calgary, AB
20 Isaiah Guzylak-Messam Defensive back Wilfrid Laurier Hamilton, ON
14 8 Kene Onyeka Defensive lineman Carleton Brampton, ON
16 15 Alex Taylor Running back Western Winnipeg, MB
17 20 Nelkas Kwemo Linebacker Queen's Montreal, QC
19 11 Christopher Amoah Running back Laval Montreal, QC
20 David Brown Offensive lineman Western London, ON
7 Tyrone Pierre Wide receiver Laval Ottawa, ON
17 Keiler Cherry Offensive lineman Acadia Lloydminster, AB
18 Jonathan Boissonneault-Glaou Defensive lineman Montreal Lyster, QC

Trades[edit]

In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.

Round one[edit]

  • Montreal ←→ Hamilton (PD) Montreal traded the first, 31st, and 44th overall selections in this year's draft and a second-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft to Hamilton in exchange for the second, 34th, and 56th overall picks in this year's draft, Ryan Bomben, and Jamal Robinson.[9]
  • Edmonton → Hamilton (PD). Edmonton traded the sixth and 37th overall selections in this year's draft to Hamilton for the 10th and 20th overall selections in this year's draft.[10]
  • Winnipeg → BC (PD). Winnipeg traded seventh and 16th overall selections in this year's draft to BC for the 12th overall selection in this year's draft and BC's original first-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft.[11]

Round two[edit]

  • Edmonton → Hamilton (PD). Edmonton traded this selection to Hamilton for John Chick and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft.[12]
  • Montreal → Saskatchewan (PD) Montreal traded a second-round conditional selection and a fourth-round selection in the 2017 CFL Draft to Saskatchewan for Darian Durant.[13] This condition was fulfilled.[5]
  • Saskatchewan → Hamilton (PD). Saskatchewan traded the 10th overall selection to Hamilton for Zach Collaros.[14]
  • Hamilton → Edmonton (PD). Hamilton traded the 10th and 20th overall selections in this year's draft to Hamilton for the sixth and 37th overall selections in this year's draft.[10]
  • Winnipeg ←→ BC (PD). Winnipeg traded seventh and 16th overall selections in this year's draft to BC for the 12th overall selection in this year's draft and BC's original first-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft.[11]

Round three[edit]

  • Toronto → Winnipeg (PD). Toronto traded this selection, T. J. Heath, and a first-round pick in the 2017 CFL Draft to Winnipeg for Drew Willy.[15]
  • Saskatchewan → Montreal (PD). Saskatchewan traded this selection, Tevaughn Campbell, and a third-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft to Montreal for Vernon Adams and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft.[16]
  • Edmonton → Toronto (PD). Edmonton traded this selection and James Franklin to Toronto for Mason Woods.[17][18]
  • Hamilton → Edmonton (PD). Hamilton traded the 10th and 20th overall selections in this year's draft to Hamilton for the sixth and 37th overall selections in this year's draft.[10]

Round four[edit]

  • Saskatchewan → Montreal (PD). Saskatchewan traded this selection to Montreal for Andrew Lue.[19]
  • Calgary → Hamilton (PD). Calgary traded this selection and Charleston Hughes to Hamilton for the 28th overall pick (fourth round) in this year's draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft.[20]
  • Hamilton → Calgary (PD). Hamilton traded this selection and fourth-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft to Calgary for Charleston Hughes and the 34th overall pick (fourth round) in this year's draft.[20]
  • BC → Ottawa (PD). BC traded this selection and a negotiation list player to Ottawa for Odell Willis.[21]
  • Montreal ←→ Hamilton (PD) Montreal traded the first, 31st, and 44th overall selections in this year's draft and a second-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft to Hamilton in exchange for the second, 34th, and 56th overall picks in this year's draft, Ryan Bomben, and Jamal Robinson.[9]
  • Montreal → BC (D) Montreal traded the 34th overall selection in this year's draft to BC in exchange for the 38th and 46th overall picks in this year's draft.[22]

Round five[edit]

  • Ottawa → Calgary (PD). Ottawa traded this selection to Calgary for Drew Tate.[23]
  • Montreal → Saskatchewan (PD). Montreal traded this selection and Vernon Adams to Saskatchewan for Tevaughn Campbell, a third-round pick in this year's draft, and a third-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft.[16]
  • Hamilton → Edmonton (PD). Hamilton traded this selection and John Chick to Edmonton for a second-round pick in this year's draft.[12]
  • Edmonton → Hamilton (PD). Edmonton traded the sixth and 37th overall selections in this year's draft to Hamilton for the 10th and 20th overall selections in this year's draft.[10]
  • BC → Montreal (D) BC traded the 38th and 46th overall selections in this year's draft to Montreal in exchange for the 34th overall pick in this year's draft.[22]

Round six[edit]

  • Hamilton → Saskatchewan (PD). Hamilton traded this selection and Mike McAdoo to Saskatchewan for Ricky Collins and a seventh-round pick in this year's draft.[24]
  • Saskatchewan → BC (PD). Saskatchewan traded a conditional selection to BC for Mike Edem and a conditional selection in this year's draft.[25] Edem's performance fulfilled a condition and BC was awarded a selection.[5]
  • Toronto → Montreal (PD). Toronto traded this conditional selection and a sixth-round selection in the 2017 CFL Draft to Montreal for S. J. Green.[26] Green's performance fulfilled the condition and Montreal was given this sixth-round pick.[5]
  • Montreal → Hamilton (PD) Montreal traded the first, 31st, and 44th overall selections in this year's draft and a second-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft to Hamilton in exchange for the second, 34th, and 56th overall picks in this year's draft, Ryan Bomben, and Jamal Robinson.[9]
  • BC → Montreal (D) BC traded the 38th and 46th overall selections in this year's draft to Montreal in exchange for the 34th overall pick in this year's draft.[22]

Round seven[edit]

  • Saskatchewan → Hamilton (PD). Saskatchewan traded this selection and Ricky Collins to Hamilton for Mike McAdoo and a sixth-round pick in this year's draft.[24][27]
  • Hamilton → Edmonton (PD). Hamilton traded this selection and a fifth-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft to Edmonton for Shamawd Chambers.[28]
  • Hamilton → Montreal (PD) Hamilton traded the second, 34th, and 56th overall picks in this year's draft, Ryan Bomben, and Jamal Robinson to Montreal in exchange for the first, 31st, and 44th overall selections in this year's draft and a second-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft.[9]

Round eight[edit]

  • Saskatchewan → Edmonton (PD). Saskatchewan traded this selection and a negotiation list player to Edmonton for Cedric McKinley and a negotiation list player.[29]
  • BC → Saskatchewan (PD). BC traded a conditional selection and Mike Edem to Saskatchewan for a conditional selection in this year's draft.[25] BC was given Saskatchewan's sixth-round pick and Saskatchewan received BC's eighth.[5]
  • Edmonton→ Hamilton (PD). Edmonton traded an eighth-round conditional selection to Hamilton for Alex Hoffman-Ellis.[30] Hoffman-Ellis' performance fulfilled the condition and Hamilton was awarded this pick.[5]

Conditional trades[edit]

Forfeitures[edit]

  • Winnipeg forfeits their third-round selection after selecting Drew Wolitarsky in the 2017 Supplemental Draft.[33]
  • Saskatchewan forfeits their fifth-round selection after selecting Brandyn Bartlett in the 2017 Supplemental Draft.[34]
  • Ottawa forfeits their sixth-round selection after selecting Austin Reuland in the 2017 Supplemental Draft.[35]

Draft order[edit]

Round one[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Montreal[9]) Mark Chapman WR Central Michigan
2 Montreal Alouettes (via Hamilton[9]) Trey Rutherford OL Connecticut
3 BC Lions Peter Godber OL Rice
4 Ottawa Redblacks Mark Korte OL Alberta
5 Saskatchewan Roughriders Dakoda Shepley OL British Columbia
6 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Edmonton[10]) Darius Ciraco OL Calgary
7 BC Lions (via Winnipeg[11]) Julien Laurent DL Georgia State
8 Calgary Stampeders Ryan Sceviour OL Calgary
9 Toronto Argonauts Ryan Hunter OL Bowling Green

Round two[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
10 Edmonton Eskimos (via Hamilton[10] via Saskatchewan[14] via Montreal[13]) Godfrey Onyeka DB Wilfrid Laurier
11 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Jackson Bennett DB Ottawa
12 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (via BC[11]) Rashaun Simonise WR Calgary
13 Ottawa Redblacks Marco Dubois WR Laval
14 Saskatchewan Roughriders Micah Teitz LB Calgary
15 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Edmonton[12]) Brett Wade DL Calgary
16 BC Lions (via Winnipeg[11]) David Mackie RB Western
17 Calgary Stampeders Eric Mezzalira LB McMaster
18 Toronto Argonauts Nelkas Kwemo LB Queen's

Round three[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
19 Montreal Alouettes Bo Banner DL Central Washington
20 Toronto Argonauts (via Edmonton[17] via Hamilton[10]) Regis Cibasu WR Montreal
21 BC Lions David Knevel OL Nebraska
22 Ottawa Redblacks Andrew Pickett OL Guelph
23 Montreal Alouettes (via Saskatchewan[16]) Jean-Gabriel Poulin LB Western
24 Edmonton Eskimos Jordan Beaulieu DB Western
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Forfeit pick[33]
25 Calgary Stampeders Royce Metchie DB Guelph
26 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (via Toronto[15]) Daniel Petermann WR McMaster

Round four[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
27 Montreal Alouettes K. C. Bakker OT Carleton
28 Calgary Stampeders (via Hamilton[20]) David Brown OL Western
29 Ottawa Redblacks (via BC[20]) Kene Onyeka DL Carleton
30 Ottawa Redblacks Mickael Cote LB Concordia
31 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Montreal[9] via Saskatchewan[19]) Marcus Davis WR British Columbia
32 Edmonton Eskimos Tanner Green RB Concordia
33 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Arnaud Gendron-Dumouchel OL Montreal
34 BC Lions (via Montreal via Hamilton[9] via Calgary[20]) Isaiah Guzylak-Messam DB Wilfrid Laurier
35 Toronto Argonauts Simon Gingras-Gagnon FB Laval

Round five[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
36 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Montreal[16]) Mathieu Breton DL Bishop's
37 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Edmonton[10] via Hamilton[12]) Justin Buren WR Simon Fraser
38 Montreal Alouettes (via BC) Ryder Stone RB Dartmouth
39 Calgary Stampeders (via Ottawa[23]) Justin Lawrence OL Alberta
Saskatchewan Roughriders Forfeit pick[34]
40 Edmonton Eskimos Curtis Krahn OL Calgary
41 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Tyrone Pierre WR Laval
42 Calgary Stampeders Dagogo Maxwell DB British Columbia
43 Toronto Argonauts Sean Harrington LB Michigan State

Round six[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
44 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Montreal[9]) Michael Moore LB Queen's
45 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Hamilton[24]) Tresor Buama-Mafuta DL Saint Mary's
46 Montreal Alouettes (via BC) Paul Kozachuk LB Toronto
Ottawa Redblacks Forfeit pick[35]
47 BC Lions (via Saskatchewan[25]) Rashari Henry DL Wilfrid Laurier
48 Edmonton Eskimos Alex Taylor RB Western
49 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Matthew Ouellet De Carlo OL Bishop's
50 Calgary Stampeders Atlee Simon RB Regina
51 Montreal Alouettes (via Toronto[26]) Étienne Moisan WR Laval

Round seven[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
52 Montreal Alouettes Khadim Mbaye LB Ottawa
53 Edmonton Eskimos (via Hamilton[28]) Harry McMaster WR Western
54 BC Lions William Watson WR British Columbia
55 Ottawa Redblacks Justin Howell DB Carleton
56 Montreal Alouettes (via Hamilton[9] via Saskatchewan[24]) Richmond Nketiah WR Waterloo
57 Edmonton Eskimos Gabriel Bagnell DL Acadia
58 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Jacob Firlotte DB Queen's
59 Calgary Stampeders Gabriel Ferraro K Guelph
60 Toronto Argonauts Mathieu Loiselle LB Wagner

Round eight[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
61 Montreal Alouettes Lekan Idowu DB Windsor
62 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Joel Van Pelt DL Calgary
63 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via BC[25]) Christopher Smith OL York
64 Ottawa Redblacks Jacob Czaja OL St. Francis Xavier
65 Edmonton Eskimos (via Saskatchewan[29]) Blair Zerr RB Humboldt State
66 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Edmonton[30]) Nicholas Parisotto DB Guelph
67 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ben Koczwara OL Waterloo
68 Calgary Stampeders Boston Rowe LB Calgary
69 Toronto Argonauts Kain Anzovino LS Kent State

References[edit]

  1. ^ CFL draft date announced, Canadian Football League, December 15, 2017, retrieved December 15, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c TSN Delivers Comprehensive Live Coverage of the 2018 CFL DRAFT, May 3 at 8 pm. ET, Bell Media, April 27, 2018, retrieved April 29, 2018.
  3. ^ TSN Broadcast schedule
  4. ^ Canadian Football League expands draft to eight rounds
  5. ^ a b c d e f 2018 CFL Draft tracker
  6. ^ https://www.cfl.ca/2018/04/12/hunter-takes-top-spot-final-central-scouting-bureau-rankings/
  7. ^ Knevel still tops in December scouting bureau rankings, Canadian Football League, December 13, 2017, retrieved December 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Knevel headlines Central Scouting Bureau September Rankings, Canadian Football League, August 30, 2017, retrieved August 30, 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Ticats acquire first overall pick in major trade with Als
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Ticats acquire 6th overall pick from Eskimos
  11. ^ a b c d e BC acquires first round pick in swap with Bombers
  12. ^ a b c d Eskimos land John Chick in trade with Ticats
  13. ^ a b Alouettes acquire rights to Riders QB Darian Durant
  14. ^ a b Riders acquire Zach Collaros from Ti-Cats
  15. ^ a b Blue Bombers ship Willy to Argos; acquire Glenn in trade with Als
  16. ^ a b c d Riders acquire QB Vernon Adams in trade with Als
  17. ^ a b Argos acquire rights to QB James Franklin in trade with Eskimos
  18. ^ Argos move up in the third round by virtue of Esks, Ticats trade
  19. ^ a b Riders acquire Andrew Lue from Als
  20. ^ a b c d e On the Move Again: Hughes traded to Riders for QB Adams
  21. ^ Lions acquire Willis after trade from Esks to Redblacks
  22. ^ a b c BC Lions Wrap Up Successful CFL Draft with 7 Selections
  23. ^ a b Redblacks acquire Drew Tate in trade with Stamps
  24. ^ a b c d Ticats acquire receiver Ricky Collins Jr. in trade with Riders
  25. ^ a b c d Riders acquire safety Mike Edem in trade with Lions
  26. ^ a b Double Blue acquire SB SJ Green in trade with Als
  27. ^ Tiger-Cats acquire wide receiver Collins Jr. from Roughriders
  28. ^ a b Ticats acquire Chambers from Eskimos
  29. ^ a b Riders acquire McKinley from Eskimos
  30. ^ a b "Eskimos acquire Hoffman-Ellis from Ti-Cats". cfl.ca. July 4, 2016. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  31. ^ Argos acquire DL Shawn Lemon in trade with Riders
  32. ^ Riders acquire Blaszko for draft pick
  33. ^ a b "Bombers select WR Drew Wolitarsky in Supplemental Draft". CFL.ca. June 27, 2017.
  34. ^ a b "Riders add Bartlett in supplemental draft". CFL.ca. June 8, 2017.
  35. ^ a b cfl.ca (July 6, 2017). "REDBLACKS select Austin Reuland in the CFL Supplemental Draft". CFL.ca.