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.
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