CFL to hold supplemental draft next Tuesday

The CFL is set to hold a supplemental draft on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

At least three players will be available: North Carolina A&T tight end/receiver Kevin Francis, McMurry offensive lineman Rafael Gallo and Delaware State defensive lineman Jacob Tizzard.

Francis checks in at six-foot-five, 207 lbs. He made 17 receptions for 163 yards in four seasons with the Aggies. A two-sport athlete at North Carolina A&T, Francis ran a personal-best 14.24-second 110-metre hurdle time.

Gallo started at least 16 games for the War Hawks. He was on the power-lifting team in high school.

Tizzard was a defensive end and long-snapper for the Hornets.

Those three players are in the supplemental draft because they did not receive national designations in time for the 2016 CFL Draft.

Each CFL team will have the option to “bid” on a player by forfeiting a draft choice in the 2017 CFL Draft. The order works in reverse of the 2016 CFL Draft with Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Hamilton, Toronto, B.C., Montreal, Winnipeg and Saskatchewan getting the final right to bid or not. That process begins in the eighth round and works upwards. The team who bids the highest pick or possesses the top waiver priority in the event two teams bid the same selection gets the player.

The Bombers used a first-round pick to select DB/LB Garrett Waggoner in the 2016 CFL supplemental draft.

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