Canadian cornerback Benjamin St-Juste declares for 2021 NFL Draft

Photo courtesy: Eric Miller | University of Minnesota Athletics

One of Canada’s top NCAA players is ready to take the next step of his football journey.

Photo courtesy: Eric Miller/University of Minnesota Athletics

Cornerback Benjamin St-Juste is declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft he announced on his Twitter account. He has 55 total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and 12 knockdowns over 17 games over two seasons at the University of Minnesota.

The Montreal native attended Cégep du Vieux Montréal before committing to the University of Michigan. He was with the team for two years before transferring to Minnesota for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

“Thank you Minnesota! I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to represent The University of Minnesota. Thank you to Coach Fleck for giving me a chance to reach my dreams on and off the field,” St-Juste said in a statement.

“Thank you to every single coach and staff member that pushed me to become a better player and man. Huge thank you to the state of Minnesota and the Gopher fans for the incredible memories!”

St-Juste has legitimate NFL size at six-foot-three and 200 pounds. It will be intriguing to see how the 2019 Big Ten Honourable Mention is viewed by pro scouts south of the border.

Declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft means he will automatically be entered into the 2021 CFL Draft.