May 26, 2011

CFL Supplemental Draft scheduled for Monday Staff

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) Supplemental Canadian Draft will take place on Monday, May 30 at 9:00am ET.
Eligible players include:

  • Alex Ellis DL Wilfrid Laurier – 6’1″ 306 lbs
  • Stephen Inman LB Tabor College – 6’0″ 235 lbs
  • Ted Laurent DL Mississippi – 6’03” 303 lbs
  • Kito Poblah WR Central Michigan – 6’2″ 213 lbs

The supplemental draft is for any player who didn’t receive official non-import status from the CFL and CFLPA until after the CFL Canadian Draft.

The supplemental draft works a bit like an auction. Teams have the option of giving up a pick in next year’s CFL Canadian Draft in exchange for the rights to an eligible player, but they can be trumped by a team willing to part with a higher pick in next year’s draft. As a result, the player eventually goes to the team most willing to forfeit a higher pick next year. The team with the highest waiver priority makes its offer last, meaning they have the last chance to match any previous offer.

The order of priority is:

1. Winnipeg
2. Edmonton
3. British Columbia
4. Toronto
5. Hamilton
6. Calgary
7. Saskatchewan
8. Montreal

Results of Monday’s supplemental draft will be announced through a news release when it has concluded.