2021 Global Draft

Maruo ready to bring aggressive, violent game to CFL

April 12, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
Les Maruo left his home in Japan when he was nine, grew up playing football in the U.S., then returned to play in Japan’s X League. On Thursday at the CFL’s Global Draft, the ...

Global Prospect Profile: Chris Mulumba

April 12, 2021 | CFL.ca Staff
Three-time Finnish national judo champion Chris Mulumba transferred his hand-to-hand combat skills to the trenches on the football field. Now the defensive lineman from Helsinki is looking to ...

CFL teams making the most of unique Global Draft process

April 11, 2021 | CFL.ca Staff
On the latest episode of The Waggle presented by Sport Clips, Donnovan Benett is joined by CFL chief financial officer and head of football operations Greg Dick, who breaks down the upcoming ...

British LB Izinyon draws an impressive comparison ahead of Global Draft

April 11, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
Heading into Thursday’s CFL Global Draft, British linebacker David Izinyon drew the best comparison he could get, in being likened to Winnipeg Blue Bomber Thiadric Hansen.

Swedish DB William James ‘a top-three Global DB’

April 10, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
In our Global prospect profile series, we get analysis from a CFL official that has seen our prospects in-person or that has reviewed their film extensively over the past year. Today we start ...

Dutch prospect Vrede on getting drafted: ‘It would mean a lot to me’

April 10, 2021 | CFL.ca Staff
His journey began in the Netherlands and now Tyron Vrede’s is hoping the next step of his football career leads him to being drafted by a CFL team.

Morris: Teams searching for the next big hit in Global Draft

April 9, 2021 | Jim Morris
As teams continue to prepare for the CFL Global Draft on April 15, CFL.ca’s Jim Morris spoke with Hamilton co-GM Shawn Burke and Edmonton GM Brock Sunderland, whose teams chose well in the ...

Global Prospect Profile: Tyron Vrede

April 9, 2021 | CFL.ca Staff
Hear about LB Tyron Vrede’s long football journey from flag football in the Netherlands to starting at linebacker for the University of North Dakota. On April 15th, he’ll hope to make ...

Japan’s Les Maruo excited for chance to represent family, country in CFL

April 8, 2021 | CFL.ca Staff
Les Maruo’s football journey has taken him around the world, and now he’s looking to make Canada the next stop through the 2021 CFL Global Draft.

The Waggle, Ep. 256: Global Draft & scouring the world for talent

April 7, 2021 | CFL.ca Staff
With the CFL Global Draft coming up on April 15th, the CFL’s CFO & Head of Football Operations, Greg Dick, joins Donnovan to discuss the challenges of scouting and drafting global ...

Global Prospect Profile: Les Maruo

April 7, 2021 | CFL.ca Staff
Japanese LB Les Maruo moved to Wichita, Kansas at age 9 and grew up playing football in America, but once he was finished school, football brought him back to Japan and now, perhaps, to Canada as ...

Simon, Lions hoping for immediate impact from Global Draft

April 6, 2021 | Matt Baker
As BCLions.com’s Matt Baker writes, Lions Director of Global Scouting Geroy Simon is getting ready for BC to select first overall in the 2021 Global Draft.

France’s Tony Anderson eyes next step in his football journey

April 6, 2021 | CFL.ca Staff
TORONTO — Tony Anderson started playing the game of football later that most. He grew up about 25 minutes outside of Paris, France and one day while on a stroll with his parents at age 14, ...