3DownNation 2020 CFL draft prospect rankings: 26-50

Last week we released our top 25 CFL draft prospect list and this week we’re taking a look at the next 25 players who are up for grabs.

These rankings were created by resident draft nerds Justin Dunk, J.C. Abbott and myself.

It should be noted that these rankings are based on talent alone. Though we’ve acknowledged drug infractions and injury concerns below, we wanted to rank players purely based on skill.

Enjoy our rankings and check back soon for more draft coverage throughout the month of April.

26) K/P Marc Liegghio, Western

Arguably the best specialist prospect of the last five years, capable of placekicking, punting, and kicking off at the CFL level. You can read his full draft profile here.

27) FB Liam O’Brien, Saint Mary’s

The converted quarterback will contribute in several ways at the pro level, including fullback, H-back, tight end, and on special teams. You can read his full draft profile here.

28) LB Brian Harelimana, Montreal

2019 second-team All-Canadian whose size (six-foot-two, 230 pounds) and skill set as a pass rusher could get him reps at defensive end.

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29) REC Rysen John, Simon Fraser

John ran well at his pro day and his frame is massive at six-foot-seven and 237 pounds. You can read his full draft profile here.

30) RB Kayden Johnson, York

Once-dominant ball carrier who missed virtually all of 2019 due to injury. A former gold medalist in the heptathalon and 60-metre hurdles at six-foot-three and 245 pounds.

31) K/P Dante Brown, Fort Hays State

Brown went 47-of-56 (83.9 percent) with the Tigers on field goals, many of which came from beyond 50 yards.

32) DL Andrew Seinet-Spaulding, McGill

He lacks an elite frame at six-foot, 285 pounds but was a one-man wrecking crew in 2019, winning the prestigious J.P. Metras Trophy.

33) RB Dion Pellerin, Waterloo

Has deceptive speed for a 225-pound ball carrier. Likely won’t get many carries in the CFL, but should contribute heavily as a fullback and on special teams.

34) OL Coulter Woodmansey, Guelph

A violent blocker who lacks finesse but plays to the echo of the whistle. You can read his full draft profile here.

35) OL Jakub Szott, McMaster

A fleet-footed interior blocker who is a prime candidate to move from guard to centre.

36) REC Kian Schaffer-Baker, Guelph

Lacks elite production with the Gryphons, but runs and jumps well for his six-foot-three, 203-pound frame.

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37) OL Mattland Riley, Saskatchewan

Stocky interior blocker who packs a mean club against opposing pass rushers.

38) DL Nicholas Dheilly, Saskatchewan

Lanky pass rusher who should rotate at defensive end while also contributing on special teams.

39) DB Nolan Putt, McMaster

Played boundary cornerback with the Marauders but should contribute as a safety and special teamer in the CFL.

40) DL Reshaan Davis, Ottawa

Old school defensive end who plays well against the run.

41) LB Aaron Chabaylo, Alberta

Big-bodied linebacker who put up 147 tackles in three seasons with the Golden Bears.

42) FB Jonathan Femi-Cole, Western

Undersized fullback (six-foot and 212 pounds) who should contribute on special teams and as a change-of-pace ball carrier.

43) OL Theren Churchill, Regina

25-year-old blocker who moves better than he tests. Will likely move from tackle to guard at the CFL level.

44) LB Kurtis Gray, Waterloo

Long-framed defender who projects as a CFL safety due to his six-foot-two, 195-pound frame.

45) DL Rossini Sangjong-Djabome, York

Athletic defensive end who should contribute heavily on special teams while rotating along the defensive line.

46) LB Malik Tyne, Towson

Converted basketball player who reminds some scouts of Boseko Lokombo. Could potentially line-up at defensive end, linebacker or safety.

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47) DL Gabe Dansereau, Merrimack

Undersized defensive tackle at six-foot, 265 pounds but had a nice showing at the CGS Small School Showcase.

48) OL Jonathan Zamora, St. FX

A stout blocker in run and pass protection. One of the few centres in this year’s draft.

49) DL Benoit Marion, Montreal

Big-bodied defensive end who put up nine tackles for loss and six sacks in 2019 for the Carabins.

50) RB/REC/KR Colton Klassen, Saskatchewan

Arguably the most versatile member of this year’s draft class, capable of contributing as a ball carrier, receiver, and return specialist.

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