The CFL season may be postponed until August 5th, but the league is still moving forward. Today, the CFL finalized its 2021 National Draft and it was a good one. The league also chose wisely when it came to the date, going for May 4th, which is lovingly referred to by the internet as #MayThe4th.
With the first pick in the draft the Hamilton Tiger-Cats took tight end Jake Burt. Burt spent four years at Boston College before signing as an undrafted rookie with the Patriots just over a year ago. He spent the 2020 season with the team on its practice roster before becoming a free agent over the winter.
The Roughriders up next, selected defensive back Nelson Lokombo. Saskatchewan Huskies playmaker Nelson Lokombo is one of the best players North of the border. Interestingly enough, Lokombo’s brother Bo plays for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.