Hamilton Tiger-Cats snag top pick in 2021 CFL Draft


The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have won the CFL‘s version of the draft lottery.

Commissioner Randy Ambrosie unveiled the 2021 draft order Saturday night after the league conducted a random draw that was equally weighted.

With the 2020 season wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore no overall standings to base the draft order on, the Tiger-Cats grabbed the first overall selection.

2021 CFL Draft order

  1. Hamilton
  2. Saskatchewan
  3. Winnipeg
  4. B.C.
  5. Edmonton
  6. Ottawa
  7. Toronto
  8. Calgary
  9. Hamilton (via Montreal)

A date for the draft has not been announced.

The draft, which will be reduced from eight to six rounds, will use a so-called “snake” format in which teams will pick in reverse order in successive rounds.