2020 CFL draft: LIVE

The hype surrounding the 2020 CFL draft class is well-warranted.

There are athletes capable of starting as rookies, intriguing options at Canadian quarterback and potential impact players at every position. Draft boards across the CFL are vastly different each time around and this year is no different.

3DownNation draft analysts Justin Dunk, John Hodge and J.C. Abbott have been studying the 600-plus prospects eligible for today’s 73 picks. Even though the national CFL combine was cancelled, stocks are still rising and falling in front offices across the country.

Join us for Twitter livestream coverage tonight with Dunk, Abbott, Hodge and TSN’s Duane Forde will jump in for rounds three to eight and post-draft breakdown.

As teams finalize their rankings, general managers will be working to maneuver and land their top targets. All the buzz will be constantly updated on this page. Bookmark, refresh, return to stay updated on the latest.


04/29/20 — John Hodge reports that East Carolina linebacker Jordan Williams isn’t a lock for the first overall pick in the draft. Southeastern Louisiana defensive end Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund is still under consideration for the pick, which means it’s possible the draft on Thursday starts with a surprise.

04/27/20 — Justin Dunk reports that the Calgary Stampeders are open to trading the first overall pick in the draft. Though it’s unlikely they’d want to move far, it’s possible we see the Stampeders make a deal to move back slight from No. 1.

Mock drafts

John Hodge 1.0 (03/19/20)
John Hodge 2.0 (04/23/20)
John Hodge 3.0 (04/30/20)

Prospect rankings


Team previews

B.C. Lions
Calgary Stampeders
Edmonton Eskimos
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Toronto Argonauts
Ottawa Redblacks
Montreal Alouettes

Draft profiles

QB Nathan Rourke, Ohio
RB Dion Pellerin, Waterloo
FB Liam O’Brien, St. Mary’s
REC Dejon Brissett, Virginia
REC Rysen John, Simon Fraser
REC Brendan O’Leary-Orange, Nevada
REC Trivel Pinto, UBC
REC Tyler Ternowski, Waterloo
OL Andrew Becker, Regina
OL Chris Gangarossa, Wagner
OL Dylan Giffen, Western
OL Tomas Jack-Kurdyla, Buffalo
OL Mattland Riley, Saskatchewan
OL Jakub Szott, McMaster
OL Coulter Woodmansey, Guelph
DL Sam Acheampong, Wilfrid Laurier
DL Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund, Southeastern Louisiana
DL Mason Bennett, North Dakota
DL Michael Hoecht, Brown
DL Cam Lawson, Queen’s
LB/DB Adam Auclair, Laval
LB Bailey Feltmate, Acadia
LB Jordan Williams, East Carolina
DB Noah Hallett, McMaster
DB Stavros Katsantonis, UBC
K/P Dante Brown, Fort Hays State
K/P Marc Liegghio, Western

NFL draft selections/signings

REC Chase Claypool (Notre Dame) drafted in second round by Pittsburgh Steelers
DL Neville Gallimore (Oklahoma) drafted in third round by Dallas Cowboys
OL Carter O’Donnell (Alberta) signs with Indianapolis Colts
DL Michael Hoecht (Brown) signs with Los Angeles Rams
DB Marc-Antoine Dequoy (Montreal) signs with Green Bay Packers
REC Rysen John (Simon Fraser) signs with New York Giants