Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign first-round 2020 CFL Draft pick Coulter Woodmansey

Photo courtesy: Kyle Rodriguez

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have made a splash, inking the No. 5 overall selection from last year’s draft.

Photo courtesy: Kyle Rodriguez

Coulter Woodmansey has signed a contract with the Ticats through the 2023 season, per sources. He is the first member of the 2020 CFL Draft class to sign a CFL contract.

The six-foot-four, 305-pound blocker was a guard at the University of Guelph where he was named a Second-Team U Sports All-Canadian in 2019. He was the second offensive lineman taken in last year’s draft after Tomas Jack-Kurdyla out of Buffalo.

Woodmansey received praise from scouts during the draft process for his power and toughness. The Ticats are deep along the offensive line, which means they won’t have to rush his development at the professional level.

The Toronto native was raised in a family of Argonauts fans with his late grandfather, Dr. Robert Jackson, serving as the team’s head physician from 1976 to 1991. He’s trading Double Blue for Black and Gold as he looks to start his professional career in 2021.

To read Woodmansey’s full pre-draft profile, click here.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.