TSN unveils top 50 CFL players list for 2023

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TSN unveiled its list of the top 50 CFL players on Tuesday night with Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quarterback Zach Collaros leading the way for the second consecutive year.

Players were distributed by team as follows: Winnipeg Blue Bombers, eleven; Calgary Stampeders, nine; Hamilton Tiger-Cats, seven; Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts, five; B.C. Lions and Edmonton Elks, four; Saskatchewan Roughriders, three; and Montreal Alouettes, one.

50. DB Jonathan Moxey, Calgary Stampeders
49. DB TJ Lee, B.C. Lions
48. RB Brady Oliveira, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
47. REC Dillon Mitchell, Edmonton Elks
46. K Rene Paredes, Calgary Stampeders
45. OL Jermarcus Hardrick, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
44. DB Tre Roberson, Calgary Stampeders
43. RB Kevin Brown, Edmonton Elks
42. DL Ja’Gared Davis, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
41. LB Jovan Santos-Knox, Ottawa Redblacks

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40. DB Adarius Pickett, Toronto Argonauts
39. LB Larry Dean, Saskatchewan Roughriders
38. REC Malik Henry, Calgary Stampeders
37. REC Lucky Whitehead, B.C. Lions
36. DL Shawn Oakman, Toronto Argonauts
35. DB Tunde Adeleke, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
34. REC Nic Demski, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
33. RB James Butler, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
32. DL Jackson Jeffcoat, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
31. DB Garry Peters, B.C. Lions

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30. REC Jaelon Acklin, Ottawa Redblacks
29. QB Jake Maier, Calgary Stampeders
28. OL Drew Desjarlais, Ottawa Redblacks
27. QB Jeremiah Masoli, Ottawa Redblacks
26. OL Derek Dennis, Free Agent
25. LB Jameer Thurman, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
24. OL Sean McEwen, Calgary Stampeders
23. DL Anthony Lanier II, Saskatchewan Roughriders
22. OL Brandon Revenberg, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
21. REC Kurleigh Gittens Jr., Toronto Argonauts

Photo courtesy: Hamilton Tiger-Cats

20. QB Bo Levi Mitchell, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
19. DL Mike Rose, Calgary Stampeders
18. DL Folarin Orimolade, Toronto Argonauts
17. DL Jake Ceresna, Edmonton Elks
16. LB Cameron Judge, Calgary Stampeders
15. REC Tim White, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
14. RB William Stanback, Montreal Alouettes
13. QB Trevor Harris, Saskatchewan Roughriders
12. DB Deatrick Nichols, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
11. REC Dominique Rhymes, B.C. Lions

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10. LB Adam Bighill, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
9. LB Wynton McManis, Toronto Argonauts
8. REC Kenny Lawler, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
7. DL Lorenzo Mauldin IV, Ottawa Redblacks
6. DL Willie Jefferson, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
5. REC Dalton Schoen, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
4. OL Stanley Bryant, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
3. RB Ka’Deem Carey, Calgary Stampeders
2. REC Eugene Lewis, Edmonton Elks
1. QB Zach Collaros, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

A number of 3DownNation contributors completed ballots for the list, including John Hodge, JC Abbott, Ben Grant, and Ryan Ballantine.

Those who vote are required to rank 40 players with their ballots containing a minimum of five offensive linemen, four defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs, three running backs, two receivers, and one quarterback and kicker. Only players on CFL rosters at the time of voting were eligible to be placed on ballots.

Players who are currently on CFL rosters who were featured on last year’s list but excluded in 2023 are as follows:

LB Simoni Lawrence, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (11)
DL A.C. Leonard, Edmonton Elks (13)
QB Cody Fajardo, Montreal Alouettes (16)
REC Duke Williams, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (17)
RB Andrew Harris, Toronto Argonauts (18)
REC Jake Wieneke, Saskatchewan Roughriders (20)
QB Vernon Adams Jr., B.C. Lions (25)
QB Dane Evans, B.C. Lions (26)
DB Cariel Brooks, Ottawa Redblacks (28)
DB Brandon Alexander, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (29)
REC Reggie Begelton, Calgary Stampeders (30)
DL Dylan Wynn, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (32)
LB Boseko Lokombo, B.C. Lions (33)
OL Chris Van Zeyl, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (36)
LB Jordan Williams, Toronto Argonauts (37)
DB Loucheiz Purifoy, Edmonton Elks (38)
DB Derrick Moncrief, Saskatchewan Roughriders (42)
LB Avery Williams, Montreal Alouettes (48)
LB Henoc Muamba, Toronto Argonauts (50)