CanCon: Every Canadian player ever selected in the NFL Draft

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The golden era of Canadian talent drawing attention from scouts and earning jobs in the NFL is upon us.

Last year four athletes from north of the border were selected in the NFL Draft, which tied the record set in 2014. Chuba Hubbard, Josh Palmer, Benjamin St-Juste and Jevon Holland played lots of meaningful football while contributing to their respective teams as rookies.

Since 1966 — the start of the Super Bowl Era — there have been 67 players from north of the border selected in the NFL Draft. At least one Canadian has been chosen in the NFL Draft from 2011 to 2021, the longest-ever streak — 11 years — for our home and native land and it will definitely continue in 2022.

Alabama receiver John Metchie III, Penn State linebacker/defensive lineman Jesse Luketa and Wake Forest defensive lineman Luiji Vilain seem like surefire picks while Ole Miss defensive back Deane Leonard and Waterloo quarterback Tre Ford have varying chances to hear their names called.

Below is the comprehensive list of all the Canadian players who have ever been drafted into the NFL.

Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State — 2021, fourth round, Carolina Panthers
Josh Palmer, REC, Tennessee — 2021, third round, Los Angeles Chargers
Benjamin St-Juste, DB, Minnesota — 2021, third round, Washington Football Team
Jevon Holland, DB, Oregon — 2021, second round, Miami Dolphins
Chase Claypool, REC, Notre Dame — 2020, second round, Pittsburgh Steelers
Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma — 2020, third round, Dallas Cowboys
N’Keal Harry, REC, Arizona State — 2019, first round, New England Patriots
Nathan Shepherd, DL, Fort Hays State — 2018, third round, New York Jets
Justin Senior, OL, Mississippi State — 2017, sixth round, Seattle Seahawks
David Onyemata, DL, Manitoba — 2016, fourth round, New Orleans Saints
Christian Covington, DL, Rice — 2015, sixth round, Houston Texans
Brent Urban, DL, Virginia — 2014, fourth round, Baltimore Ravens
John Urschel, OL, Penn State — 2014, fifth round, Baltimore Ravens
T.J. Jones, REC, Notre Dame — 2014, sixth round, Detroit Lions
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OL, McGill — 2014, sixth round, Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Willson, TE, Rice — 2013, fifth round, Seattle Seahawks
Tyrone Crawford, DL, Boise State — 2012, third round, Dallas Cowboys
Philip Blake, OL, Baylor — 2012, fourth round, Denver Broncos
Christo Bilukidi, DL, Georgia State — 2012, sixth round, Oakland Raiders
Danny Watkins, OL, Baylor — 2011, first round, Philadelphia Eagles
Orlando Franklin, OL, Miami — 2011, second round, Denver Broncos
Vaughn Martin, DL, Western — 2009, fourth round, San Diego Chargers
Austin Collie, REC, Brigham Young — 2009, fourth round, Indianapolis Colts
Nick Kaczur, OL, Toledo — 2005, third round, New England Patriots
O.J. Atogwe, DB, Stanford — 2005, third round, St. Louis Rams
Jason David, DB, Washington State — 2004, fourth round, Indianapolis Colts
Teyo Johnson, TE, Stanford — 2003, second round, Oakland Raiders
Nate Burleson, REC, Nevada — 2003, third round, Minnesota Vikings
Jesse Palmer, QB, Florida — 2001, fourth round, New York Giants
Randy Chevrier, DL, McGill — 2001, seventh round, Jacksonville Jaguars
Rob Meier, DL, Washington State — 2000, seventh round, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jerome Pathon, REC, Acadia/Washington — 1998, second round, Indianapolis Colts
O.J. Santiago, TE, Kent State — 1997, third round, Atlanta Falcons
Tim Biakabutuka, RB, Michigan — 1996, first round, Carolina Panthers
Andrew Greene, OL, Indiana — 1995, second round, Miami Dolphins
Phil Yeboah-Kodie, LB, Penn State — 1995, fifth round, Denver Broncos
Mark Montreuil, DB, Concordia — 1995, seventh round, San Diego Chargers
Mitch Berger, P, Colorado — 1994, sixth round, Philadelphia Eagles
Tom Nutten, OL, Western Michigan — 1992, seventh round, St. Louis Rams
Tyrone Williams, REC, Western — 1992, ninth round, Arizona Cardinals
Klaus Wilmsmeyer, P, Louisville — 1992, 12th round, San Francisco 49ers
Mohammed Elewonibi, OL, Brigham Young — 1990, third round, Washington Football Team
Ian Beckles, OL, Indiana — 1990, fifth round, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bill Hitchcock, OL, Purdue — 1990, eighth round, Seattle Seahawks
Tony Mandarich, OL, Michigan State — 1989, first round, Green Bay Packers
Tommy Kane, REC, Syracuse — 1988, third round, Seattle Seahawks
Brian Forde, LB, Washington State — 1988, seventh round, New Orleans Saints
Larry Clarkson, OL, Montana — 1988, eighth round, San Francisco 49ers
Mike Schad, OL, Queen’s — 1986, first round, Los Angeles Rams
Markus Koch, DL, Boise State — 1986, second round, Washington Football Team
Rueben Mayes, RB, Washington State — 1986, third round, New Orleans Saints
Mark Rypien, QB, Washington State — 1986, sixth round, Washington Football Team
Michel Bourgeau, DL, Boise State — 1984, 11th round, New Orleans Saints
Jim Mills, OL, Hawaii — 1983, ninth round, Baltimore Colts
Chris Schultz, OL, Arizona — 1983, seventh round, Dallas Cowboys
Luc Tousignant, QB, Fairmont State — 1982, eighth round, Buffalo Bills
Dan Feraday, QB, Toronto — 1982, 12th round, Cincinnati Bengals
Justin Cross, OL, Western State — 1981, 10th round, Buffalo Bills
Allan Kennedy, OL, Washington State — 1981, 10th round, Washington Football Team
Eddie Murray, P/K, Tulane — 1980, seventh round, Detroit Lions
John Priestner, LB, Western — 1979, 11th round, Baltimore Colts
Brian Fryer, REC, Alberta — 1976, eighth round, Washington Football Team
Art Kuehn, OL, San Jose State — 1975, 15th round, Washington Football Team
Eric Guthrie, QB/K, Boise State — 1972, 14th round, San Francisco 49ers
Roy Gerela, K, New Mexico State — 1969, fourth round, Houston Oilers
Wayne Stewart, TE, California — 1969, 15th round, New York Jets
Gary Pettigrew, DL, Stanford — 1966, second round, Philadelphia Eagles

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.