2016 CFL Draft
General information
SportCanadian football
Date(s)May 10
Time7:00 PM EDT
LocationToronto
Network(s)TSN2/RDS2
Overview
70 total selections in 8 rounds
First selectionJosiah St. John, OT
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Most selectionsToronto Argonauts (9)
Ottawa Redblacks (9)
Fewest selectionsEdmonton Eskimos (6)
CIS selections53
NCAA selections17
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The 2016 CFL Draft took place on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM ET on TSN2 and RDS2.[1][2] 70 players were chosen from among eligible players from Canadian Universities across the country, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA.[3] The draft was expanded to eight rounds, which is the most since there were eight rounds in the 1992 CFL Draft. This draft also featured the most draft selections since 1987 when 72 players were drafted.

The entity which owns both TSN2 and RDS2 showed the first round of the draft on its cable TV platforms with subsequent rounds streamed on TSN GO online. The English language cable channel TSN2 featured host Farhan Lalji and the CFL on TSN panel including Duane Forde, Gary Lawless, Chris Schultz, and Lee Barrette who were chosen to analyze the teams' needs and picks while the French language channel RDS2 featured host Matthieu Proulx alongside analysts, Bruno Heppell, Didier Orméjuste and Pierre Vercheval.[2]

Top prospects

Final
Ranking[4]
December
Ranking[5]
September
Ranking[6]
Player Position College Hometown
1 2 2 David Onyemata Defensive tackle Manitoba Lagos, Nigeria
2 1 1 Tevaun Smith Wide Receiver Iowa Toronto, ON
3 4 9 Mehdi Abdesmad Defensive end Boston College Montreal, QC
4 5 3 Arjen Colquhoun Cornerback Michigan State Windsor, ON
5 3 6 Josiah St. John Offensive tackle Oklahoma Toronto, ON
6 6 10 Charles Vaillancourt Offensive lineman Laval Coaticook, QC
7 - - Alex Singleton Linebacker Montana State Thousand Oaks, CA
8 8 17 Trent Corney Defensive end Virginia Brockville, ON
9 13 15 Philippe Gagnon Offensive lineman Laval L'Ancienne-Lorette, QC
10 18 - Brian Jones Wide receiver Acadia Enfield, NS
11 9 - Taylor Loffler Safety British Columbia Kelowna, BC
12 12 11 Juwan Brescacin Wide receiver Northern Illinois Mississauga, ON
13 7 5 Mercer Timmis Running back Calgary Burlington, ON
14 11 7 Dillon Guy Offensive tackle Buffalo Hamilton, ON
15 15 13 Anthony Thompson Safety Southern Illinois Montreal, QC
16 - - Michael Couture Offensive lineman Simon Fraser Burnaby, BC
17 14 19 Jason Lauzon-Séguin Offensive tackle Laval Pointe-Claire, QC
18 16 4 Elie Bouka Cornerback Calgary Laval, QC
19 17 12 Llevi Noel Wide receiver Toronto Toronto, ON
20 19 16 Doug Corby Wide receiver Queen's Burlington, ON
- 10 8 Mitchell Winters Defensive lineman Miami (Ohio) Mississauga, ON
- 20 - Quinn van Gylswyk Placekicker British Columbia Victoria, BC
- - 14 Michael Langlois Defensive back/Linebacker Laval Amos, QC
- - 18 Brett Blaszko Wide receiver Calgary Burlington, ON
- - 20 George Johnson Wide receiver Western London, ON

Trades

In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.

Round one

Round two

Round three

Round four

Round five

Round six

Round seven

Conditional trades

Forfeitures

Draft order

= CFL Division All-Star = CFL All-Star = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
1 Saskatchewan Roughriders Josiah St. John OL Oklahoma
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Forfeit pick[20]
2 Montreal Alouettes Philippe Gagnon OL Laval
3 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via BC[7]) Brandon Revenberg OL Grand Valley State
4 Toronto Argonauts Brian Jones WR Acadia
5 BC Lions (via Hamilton[7]) Charles Vaillancourt OL Laval
6 Calgary Stampeders Alex Singleton LB Montana State
7 Ottawa Redblacks Jason Lauzon-Séguin OL Laval
8 Edmonton Eskimos Tevaun Smith WR Iowa

Round two

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
9 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (via Edmonton[8] via Saskatchewan[9]) Trent Corney DL Virginia
10 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Michael Couture OL Simon Fraser
11 Montreal Alouettes Wayne Moore RB McMaster
12 BC Lions Anthony Thompson DB Southern Illinois
13 Toronto Argonauts D. J. Sackey OL Toronto
14 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Mercer Timmis RB Calgary
15 Calgary Stampeders Juwan Brescacin WR Northern Illinois
16 Ottawa Redblacks Mikaël Charland DB Concordia
17 Edmonton Eskimos Arjen Colquhoun DB Michigan State

Round three

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
18 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Saskatchewan[10]) Mike Jones WR Southern
19 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Taylor Loffler DB British Columbia
20 Montreal Alouettes Sean Jamieson OL Western Ontario
21 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via BC[12]) Terrell Davis LB British Columbia
22 Toronto Argonauts Jamal Campbell OL York
23 BC Lions (via Hamilton[7]) Brett Blaszko WR Calgary
24 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Calgary[11]) Elie Bouka DB Calgary
25 Ottawa Redblacks Mehdi Abdesmad DL Boston College
26 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Edmonton[8]) Quinn Van Glyswyk K British Columbia

Round four

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
27 Toronto Argonauts (via Saskatchewan[14]) Declan Cross RB McMaster
28 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Shayne Gauthier LB Laval
29 Montreal Alouettes George Johnson WR Western Ontario
30 BC Lions (via Hamilton[12] via BC[7]) Dillon Guy OL Buffalo
31 Toronto Argonauts Llevi Noel WR Toronto
32 BC Lions (via Hamilton[12]) Shaquille Johnson WR Western Ontario
33 Calgary Stampeders Roman Grozman OT Concordia
34 Ottawa Redblacks Kevin Jackson LB Sam Houston State
35 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Hamilton[10] via Edmonton[13]) David Onyemata DL Manitoba

Round five

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
36 Saskatchewan Roughriders Alex Ogbongbemiga LB Calgary
37 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Zachary Intzandt OL McMaster
38 Calgary Stampeders (via Saskatchewan[11] via Montreal[15]) Jean-Philippe Bolduc DB Laval
39 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via BC[16]) Felix Faubert-Lussier WR Laval
40 Toronto Argonauts Curtis Newton LB Guelph
41 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Elroy Douglas DB Missouri Western State
42 Calgary Stampeders Pierre-Luc Caron LB Laval
43 Ottawa Redblacks Randy Beardy OL Windsor
44 Edmonton Eskimos Josh Woodman DB Western Ontario

Round six

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
45 Ottawa Redblacks (via Saskatchewan[18]) Kyle Fraser-Audit OL Guelph
46 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Rupert Butcher DL Western Ontario
47 Montreal Alouettes A'dre Fraser WR Guelph
48 BC Lions Brennan Van Nistelrooy DB Alberta
49 Toronto Argonauts Chris Kolankowski OL York
50 Montreal Alouettes (via Hamilton[17]) Emmitt Tims WR Saskatchewan
51 Calgary Stampeders Michael Kashak DL McMaster
52 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Ottawa[18]) Alex McKay OL Manitoba
53 Edmonton Eskimos Doug Corby WR Queen's

Round seven

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
54 Ottawa Redblacks (via Saskatchewan[18]) Arto Khatchikian LB Concordia
55 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alex Vitt SB Manitoba
56 Montreal Alouettes Maiko Zepeda DB Montreal
57 BC Lions Nathan O'Halloran FB Windsor
58 Toronto Argonauts Johnathan Ngeleka Muamba DB McMaster
59 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Mitchell Barnett LB British Columbia
Calgary Stampeders Forfeit pick[21]
60 Ottawa Redblacks Jamal Kett WR Western Ontario
61 Edmonton Eskimos Doug Parrish LB Western Oregon

Round eight

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
62 Saskatchewan Roughriders Joshua Stanford WR Kansas
63 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Frank Renaud LB Windsor
64 Montreal Alouettes Matthew Toppan OL Guelph
65 BC Lions Boyd Richardson DL British Columbia
66 Toronto Argonauts Ryan Nieuwesteeg RB Guelph
67 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Matt Uren WR Western Ontario
68 Calgary Stampeders Quinn Horton DL Simon Fraser
69 Ottawa Redblacks Guillaume Tremblay-Lebel LB Laval
70 Edmonton Eskimos DJ Lalama LB Manitoba

References

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  5. ^ CFL Scouting Bureau releases December Rankings, Canadian Football League, 12 December 2015, retrieved 12 December 2015.
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