2021 CFL on TSN top 50 players list: reigning MOP Speedy B earns top spot

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The CFL’s reigning Most Outstanding Player, Brandon Banks has earned the top spot on the CFL on TSN’s top 50 players list.

It’s the first time in six years that either Bo Levi Mitchell or Michael Reilly are not ranked in the No. 1 spot.

Although the final list featured 50 players, each ballot had only 40 slots. Voters are required to meet the following positional minimums: five offensive linemen; four defensive linemen; four linebackers; four defensive backs; three running backs; two receivers; one quarterback; and one kicker.

2021 CFL on TSN top 50 players list:

1) Brandon Banks, receiver, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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2) Bo Levi Mitchell, quarterback, Calgary Stampeders

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3) Willie Jefferson, defensive lineman, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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4) Bryan Burnham, receiver, B.C. Lions

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5) Andrew Harris, running back, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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6) Michael Reilly, quarterback, B.C. Lions

7) Cody Fajardo, quarterback, Saskatchewan Roughriders

8) Trevor Harris, quarterback, Edmonton Elks

9) Stanley Bryant, offensive lineman, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

10) Simoni Lawrence, linebacker, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

11) Charleston Hughes, defensive lineman, Toronto Argonauts

12) William Stanback, running back, Montreal Alouettes

13) Ja’Gared Davis, defensive lineman, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

14) Shaq Evans, receiver, Saskatchewan Roughriders

15) Derel Walker, receiver, Edmonton Elks

16) Vernon Adams Jr., quarterback, Montreal Alouettes

17) Chris Van Zeyl, offensive lineman, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

18) Bralon Addison, receiver, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

19) Jeremiah Masoli, quarterback, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

20) Adam Bighill, linebacker, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

21) Dylan Wynn, defensive lineman, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

22) Henoc Muamba, linebacker, Toronto Argonauts

23) Brandon Revenberg, offensive lineman, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

24) Greg Ellingson, receiver, Edmonton Elks

25) William Powell, running back, Saskatchewan Roughriders

26) Cameron Judge, linebacker, Toronto Argonauts

27) Almondo Sewell, defensive lineman, Montreal Alouettes

28) Zach Collaros, quarterback, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

29) Nick Marshall, defensive back, Saskatchewan Roughriders

30) Frankie Williams, defensive back/returner, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

31) Eric Rogers, receiver, Toronto Argonauts

32) Marcus Sayles, defensive back, B.C. Lions

33) Richard Leonard, defensive back, Calgary Stampeders

34) Eugene Lewis, receiver, Montreal Alouettes

35) Dane Evans, quarterback, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

36) Patrick Levels, defensive back, Montreal Alouettes

37) Kwaku Boateng, defensive lineman, Edmonton Elks

38) Micah Johnson, defensive lineman, Saskatchewan Roughriders

39) Jameer Thurman, linebacker, Calgary Stampeders

40) Dan Clark, offensive lineman, Saskatchewan Roughriders

41) DaShaun Amos, defensive back, Calgary Stampeders

42) Ed Gainey, defensive back, Saskatchewan Roughriders

43) Greg Reid, defensive back, Montreal Alouettes

44) T.J. Lee, defensive back, B.C. Lions

45) Cleyon Laing, defensive lineman, Ottawa Redblacks

46) Sean McEwen, offensive lineman, Calgary Stampeders

47) Ucambre Williams, offensive lineman, Calgary Stampeders

48) Tunde Adeleke, defensive back, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

49) Jackson Jeffcoat, defensive lineman, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

50) Darvin Adams, receiver, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Number of players by team 

Hamilton Tiger-Cats — 11
Saskatchewan Roughriders — 7
Winnipeg Blue Bombers — 7
Calgary Stampeders — 6
Montreal Alouettes — 6
B.C. Lions — 4
Edmonton Elks — 4
Toronto Argonauts — 4
Ottawa Redblacks — 1

Number of players by position

Receiver — 9
Defensive back — 9
Defensive line — 9
Quarterback — 8
Offensive line — 6
Linebacker — 6
Running back — 3