WITH THE FIRST SELECTION IN THE 2021 CFL DRAFT HAMILTON SELECTS JAKE BURT

WITH THE FIRST SELECTION IN THE 2021 CFL DRAFT HAMILTON SELECTS JAKE BURT

TORONTO (May 4, 2021) – With the first selection in the 2021 Canadian Football League (CFL) Draft, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats selected Jake Burt from Boston College.

Fans can continue to watch the CFL Draft on TSN1, TSN3 and RDS until 9 p.m. ET and then tune into CFL.ca’s Draft Tracker for the rest of the Draft.

Below is a recap from the first-round selections:

Selection

Team

Name

Position

School

Hometown

1

Hamilton

Jake Burt

TE

Boston College

Regina, SK

2

Saskatchewan

Nelson Lokombo

DB

Saskatchewan

Abbotsford, BC

3

Winnipeg

Liam Dobson

OL

Maine

Ottawa, ON

4

BC

Daniel Joseph

DL

NC State

Toronto, ON

5

Edmonton

Cole Nelson

DT

Alberta

Ponoka, AB

6

Ottawa

Deshawn Stevens

LB

Maine

Toronto, ON

7

Toronto

Peter NiCastro

OL

Calgary

Calgary, AB

8

Calgary

Amen Ogbongbemiga

LB

Oklahoma State

Calgary, AB

9

Hamilton via MTL

Nick Cross

LB

UBC

Regina, SK

BY THE NUMBERS:

Position Breakdown

  • Linebackers: 3
  • Offensive Linemen: 2
  • Defensive Linemen: 2
  • Defensive Back: 1
  • Tight End: 1

Provincial Breakdown:

  • Ontario: 3
  • Alberta: 3
  • Saskatchewan: 2
  • BC: 1

School Breakdown:

  • NCAA: 5
  • U SPORTS: 4

NOTES:

  • First time since 1977 that SIX defensive players were taken in Round #1. 7 went in 1977 (all-time record)
  • Jake Burt becomes the ninth player taken from Boston College and the first to be selected in the first round.
  • BC's pick of Daniel Joseph: first-ever player picked from NC State all-time by any club. 
    • BC's fourth year in a row taking an NCAA player in Round 1.
    • Third straight year taking an NCAA defensive player with their first-round pick.
  • Nick Cross becomes the second UBC first round pick in last four years. NONE before that for UBC back to 2008.

 

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