2000 CFL Draft
General information
SportCanadian football
Date(s)April 18
Time11:00 AM EST[1]
46 total selections in 6 rounds
First selectionTyson St. James, LB
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Most selections (7)Calgary Stampeders
Toronto Argonauts
Fewest selections (4)BC Lions
CIAU selections22
NCAA selections23
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2001 →

The 2000 CFL Draft took place on Tuesday, April 18, 2000.[2] 46 players were chosen for Canadian Football League teams from among the 504 eligible CIAU football players from Canadian universities, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA.[3] Of the 46 draft selections, 22 players were drafted from Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union institutions.[4]


In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft. This is a partial list due to references being limited.

Round one

Round four


Draft order

Round one

= CFL Division All-Star = CFL All-Star = Hall of Famer
Pick # CFL Team Player Position School
1 Saskatchewan Roughriders Tyson St. James LB British Columbia
2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Daaron McField DL British Columbia
3 Edmonton Eskimos Tim Bakker C Western Ontario
4 Toronto Argonauts Donnavan Carter S Northern Illinois
5 Calgary Stampeders (via Montreal[5]) Ibrahim Tounkara SB Ottawa
6 BC Lions Adriano Belli DE Houston
Calgary Stampeders Forfeit Pick[1]
7 Calgary Stampeders (via Hamilton[6]) Scott Regimbald TE Houston

Round two

Pick # CFL Team Player Position School
8 Saskatchewan Roughriders Shawn Gallant DB Eastern Kentucky
9 Edmonton Eskimos (via Winnipeg) Rob Harrod WR Ottawa
10 Edmonton Eskimos Craig Carr RB Manitoba
11 Toronto Argonauts Richard Clarke WR Weber State
12 Montreal Alouettes Mat Petz DE Wake Forest
BC Lions Forfeit Pick
13 Calgary Stampeders Ryan Ward OL New Hampshire
14 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Mike Juhasz WR North Dakota

Round three

= CFL Division All-Star = CFL All-Star = Hall of Famer
Pick # CFL Team Player Position School
15 Saskatchewan Roughriders Dylan Ching WR San Diego
16 Montreal Alouettes (via BC via Winnipeg) Morgan Kane RB Wake Forest
17 Edmonton Eskimos George Hudson G New Mexico State
18 Toronto Argonauts Carson Souter K Montana State
19 Montreal Alouettes Jason Gavadza TE Kent State
20 BC Lions Brent Johnson DL Ohio State
21 Calgary Stampeders Clinton Wayne DE Ohio State
22 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Paul Lambert G Western Michigan

Round four

Pick # CFL Team Player Position School
23 Saskatchewan Roughriders Michael O'Brien QB/P Western Ontario
24 Toronto Argonauts (via Winnipeg[8]) Benoit Meloche LB Laval
25 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (via BC[7] via Edmonton) Markus Howell WR Texas Southern
26 Toronto Argonauts Kojo Millington DE Wilfrid Laurier
27 Montreal Alouettes Harvey Stables WR Wilfrid Laurier
28 BC Lions Loren Padelford OL Guelph
29 Calgary Stampeders Kent Ring LB Simon Fraser
30 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Joe McCullum OL Utah

Round five

Pick # CFL Team Player Position School
31 Saskatchewan Roughriders Hudson Clark TE Western Ontario
32 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Eric Schwab DE Wilfrid Laurier
33 Edmonton Eskimos Rob Vickers T Wilfrid Laurier
34 Toronto Argonauts Brad Coutts WR British Columbia
35 Montreal Alouettes Ian Hewitt K/P Minot State
36 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (via BC) Grant Everett G North Dakota
37 Calgary Stampeders Paul Blenkhorn OL Western Ontario
38 Hamilton Tiger-Cats James MacLean SB Queen's

Round six

Pick # CFL Team Player Position School
39 Saskatchewan Roughriders Jamie Forsythe OL Western Ontario
40 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Matthew Sheridan OL Manitoba
41 Edmonton Eskimos Yves Dossous LB Kent State
42 Toronto Argonauts Jean-Vincent Posy-Audette DB Laval
43 Montreal Alouettes Andre Clark DB SE Missouri State
44 BC Lions Fabian Rayne RB Western Ontario
45 Calgary Stampeders Brock Balog DB Calgary
46 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Doug Van Moorsel OL California, PA


  1. ^ a b c "Canadian college draft set for Tuesday". Canadian Football League. April 17, 2001. Archived from the original on March 2, 2003.
  2. ^ "2000 Canadian College Draft". Canadian Football League. 2000. Archived from the original on 2000-05-10. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  3. ^ "2000 CFL draft". Canadian Football League. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "2020 CFL Draft Guide" (PDF). Canadian Football League. April 30, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Stamps trade Philion". Canadian Football League. June 18, 1999. Archived from the original on March 7, 2003.
  6. ^ a b "CFL Draft one day away". Canadian Football League. April 17, 2000. Archived from the original on December 27, 2002.
  7. ^ a b "Lions deal with Winnipeg". Canadian Football League. February 29, 2000. Archived from the original on March 2, 2003.
  8. ^ a b "Blue trade for top tackle". Canadian Football League. April 18, 2000. Archived from the original on March 2, 2003.
  9. ^ "CFL Canadian Draft For Dummies". Canadian Football League. May 5, 2007.

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