No. 1 CFL draft pick, receiver Mark Chapman not offered contract from New York Giants

Canadian receiver Mark Chapman was not offered a contract by the New York Giants after attending the team’s rookie mini-camp last weekend.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats selected Chapman after trading up for the first overall choice in the 2018 CFL draft. By all accounts, Chapman showed well in NYC.

Chapman led Central Michigan University with 59 receptions and 875 yards while reaching the end zone five times in 13 games during his senior season in 2017. He made 147 receptions for 2,035 yards and 10 touchdowns over four years with the Chippewa’s.

Look for Chapman and the Ticats to try and get a deal done in time for training camp which opens on Sunday, May 20.

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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10 Comments on No. 1 CFL draft pick, receiver Mark Chapman not offered contract from New York Giants

  1. Good news for the Ticats. I’m sure he’ll be signed in time for rookie camp.

  2. What about Korte and the others?

  3. Riders34 // May 14, 2018 at 2:16 pm //

    Showed well is in ?????? a ceiling of making CFL roster as a designated Canadian. I known this will raise ire of many on here but lets not start crafting a CFL Hall of Fame bust for the guy just yet. HE has NOT even caught a pass in a Cat full roster training camp, let alone a league game. All we know so far is , he was a standout against other rookie prospect’s at a CFL combine— and didn’t survive even a NFL all rookie camp !!! so again lets see what he does against seasoned CFL pro’s. All we heard months ago from Dunk was how dominate Simonise was going to be at the combine and he pooped the bed , so pardon me if I find anything Dunk evaluates as hard to be a predication of football success.

    • The question is, would he have been signed by the Ticats if he didn’t have a Canadian mother?
      His stats would not have been good enough to sign him as an import receiver.
      It will be interesting to see what he does in camp and pre-season.
      The Ticats are looking for another Fantuz, but so are most other teams. The only 1,000 yard national receiver is Sinopoli, they are rare and getting rarer as less Canadians are playing football.

  4. Cue the CIS Apologists and their asinine ramblings about how CIS players aren’t getting a “fair shot” because NCAA players are “pencilled in” ahead of them.

    Let’s be honest, the majority – – as in 95% – – of these mini rookie camp invitees aren’t going to get a sniff. And the ones that do get onto the 90 man rosters will be tackling dummies for training camp.

    • Cue the troll who only has the balls to show up when there’s bad news.

      As a known troll, do you get some kind of rush by trying to manipulate people’s emotions, time to grow up m’boy and have adult conversations.

      • You like to attack other posters but don’t provide any arguments.
        I assume you have no counter to what he is saying?
        You have no ammunition to argue?
        He’s right most of these rookie invitees aren’t going to get a sniff, that’s a fact.

        None of this years Canadian draft picks will be starters this season. None from last seasons draft were starters. The Ticats have had only ONE draft pick in FOUR years that became a starter – Ravenberg –
        We are getting desperate when we have to recruit players that have a remote connection to Canada, to fill spots to meet the ratio.

  5. Meh. Might get another look yet.

  6. TiCats might want to give Chapman’s brother another shot at making the team also. Another brother combo would boost the locker room unity and help the roster no doubt if he makes the team.

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