2018 CFL DRAFT FIRST ROUND RECAP

2018 CFL DRAFT FIRST ROUND RECAP

MARK CHAPMAN SELECTED FIRST OVERALL BY THE HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

Thursday, May 3, 2018 — TORONTO (May 3, 2018) -- With the first pick in the 2018 CFL Draft, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats selected receiver Mark Chapman from Central Michigan University.

Edit: An audio recording of the media conference call with the top three prospects is attached for download and media use below.

Below is the 2018 CFL Draft first round recap:

Selection

Team

Name

Position

Hometown

School

1

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Mark Chapman

WR

Port Huron, MI

Central Michigan

2

Montreal Alouettes

Trey Rutherford

OL

Markham, ON

University of Connecticut

3

BC Lions

Peter Godber

OL

Toronto, ON

Rice University

4

Ottawa REDBLACKS

Mark Korte

OL

Spruce Grove, AB

University of Alberta

5

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Dakoda Shepley

OL

Windsor, ON

UBC

6

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Darius Ciraco

OL

Burlington, ON

University of Calgary

7

BC Lions

Julien Laurent

DL

Toronto, ON

Georgia State

8

Calgary Stampeders

Ryan Sceviour

OL

Calgary, AB

University of Calgary

9

Toronto Argonauts

Ryan Hunter

OL

North Bay, ON

Bowling Green State

NOTES

Mark Chapman became the first receiver to go first overall since 2007 when Hamilton selected Chris Bauman. Since 1980 only four receivers have been selected first overall.

Trey Rutherford of Connecticut, who was drafted second overall, was the first UConn player selected in the first round since Alex Mateas was chosen first overall in 2015.

With the selection of OL Ryan Sceviour, the Calgary Dinos have produced 14 first round selections since 2003 - the most in that time. Two Calgary players were taken in the first round; the last time multiple players from the same school were chosen in the first round was in 2016 when Laval had three players selected.

This year also set a record for the most offensive linemen taken in the first round with seven. The previous record was six, set in 2015.

Six players from Ontario and two from Alberta were chosen in the first round.

For up to the minute news and extensive draft coverage, visit CFL.ca. To follow the draft pick-by-pick, visit CFL Draft Tracker by clicking here. Fans can continue to watch the CFL Draft on TSN until 10:00 p.m. ET and following that on TSN GO. 

2018 CFL Draft first overall pick Mark Chapman. Photo credit: CFL.ca/Johany Jutras
Trey Rutherford, second overall pick in the 2018 CFL Draft. Photo credit: University of Connecticut
Third overall selection Peter Godber. Photo credit: Rice University
4. Mark Korte. Photo credit: CFL.ca/Jason Halstead
5. Dakoda Shepley. Photo credit: CFL.ca/Johany Jutras
6. Darius Ciraco. Photo credit: CFL.ca/Jason Halstead
7. Julien Laurent. Photo credit: Georgia State
9. Ryan Hunter. Photo credit: University of Bowling Green