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The 2023 CFL Draft – Everything you need to know

The Canadian Football League is one of the most popular sports leagues in Canada. In fact, it’s the highest level of football competition in Canada. If you are looking forward to the next series of tournaments in the CFL, whether for just entertainment or for sports betting, then you need to know about the 2023 CFL Draft.  

What’s the 2023 CFL Draft?

The 2023 CFL National Draft is a selection of national players by CFL (Canadian Football League) teams. It’s scheduled for 2023 spring during which 72 players will be selected from the list of all eligible players from different universities in Canada. Additionally, Canadian players who are playing in NCAA are also eligible for CFL draft selection.

Who are the top prospects for the 2023 CFL Draft?

The following players are considered to be the top prospects for the 2023 CFL Draft based on their current rankings and expected future rankings:

Chase BrownRunning backIllinoisLondon, ON
Dontae BullOffensive linemanFresno StateVictoria, BC
Sydney BrownDefensive backIllinoisLondon, ON
Jared WayneWide receiverPittsburghPeterborough, ON
Nick MardnerWide receiverCincinnati BearcatsMississauga, ON
Lwal UguakDefensive linemanConnecticutEdmonton, AB
Sidy SowOffensive linemanEastern MichiganBromont, QC
Theo BenedetOffensive linemanBritish ColumbiaNorth Vancouver, BC
Tavius RobinsonDefensive linemanMississippiGuelph, ON
Jonathan SutherlandDefensive backPenn StateOttawa, ON
Francis BemiyDefensive linemanSouthern UtahMontreal, QC
Gabe WallaceOffensive linemanBuffaloSalmon Arm, BC
Clark BarnesWide receiverGuelphBrampton, ON
Daniel JohnsonOffensive linemanPurdueLondon, ON
Giovanni ManuOffensive linemanBritish ColumbiaPitt Meadows, BC
Harrison BagayogoDefensive backGuelphBois-des-Filion, QC
Justin SambuDefensive linemanMaineCalgary, AB
Jake TaylorLinebackerAlbertaBeaumont, AB
Reece MartinDefensive linemanMount AllisonMoncton, NB
Lake Korte-MooreDefensive linemanBritish ColumbiaOttawa, ON

Which players you can look forward to the most in the 2023 CFL Draft?

As mentioned in the table above, the London twins Chase and Sydney Brown of the Illinois Fighting Illini are ranked first and third respectively for the CFL 2023 draft prospects. These two you are most likely to see in the 2023 CFL Draft.

Chase, who is the only running back in the top 20, ran for 199 yards on 36 carries in a last-minute 23-20 loss to Indiana. Sydney, on the other hand, recorded 10 tackles in the first two games. He has also acquired 270 tackles, three forced fumbles, and four interceptions, a strong defensive back who he is. Thanks to the incredible performances of these guys, you can surely expect to see them in CFL 2023 draft.


CFL has a massive fanbase not just in Canada but in the US and other countries as well. If you’re also a fan, then it’s natural for you to look forward to next year’s matches. We have shared the players that are likely to be a part of the series in the table above. Which ones are your favorite? Do let us know!

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