2013 CFL Expansion Draft

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The 2013 Canadian Football League Expansion Draft was a three-round CFL draft that took place on Monday December 16, 2013.[1][2] It was designed to assign players from existing CFL teams to the expansion Ottawa Redblacks. The structure of the draft was announced on January 19, 2011, which described one round for selecting import players and two rounds for selecting non-import players.[3] Additionally, the Redblacks were given the last pick in each of the first four rounds of the 2013 CFL Draft and will also be given the first pick in every round of the 2014 CFL Draft.

Overall, 24 players were selected in the draft, including two quarterbacks, three receivers, one running back, two fullbacks, six offensive linemen, six defensive linemen, three linebackers, and one defensive back. Only one pending free agent was selected, with Rory Kohlert's contract expiring February 15, 2014.

The draft was originally planned for 2012, but with lawsuits and delays pushing the opening day of the remodeled Frank Clair Stadium back to at least 2014, the draft was postponed.[4]

Rules of the Draft[edit]

Ottawa had the right to select three players from each of the eight existing teams for a total of 24 players. These selections were composed of eight import players and 16 non-import players with quarterbacks, kickers and punters eligible within their respective import/non-import categories. Ottawa was able to select a maximum of two quarterbacks and one kicker/punter, but could not select any of these three players from the same team. The CFL Commissioner would resolve any dispute related to player eligibility for the Expansion Draft process.

Round one: Import Draft[edit]

Existing teams were able to protect one quarterback and ten additional import players, while Ottawa was only being able to select, at maximum, two quarterbacks in the draft. If a quarterback was selected from a team, that team could protect an additional two non-import players in the first round of the Non-Import Draft. If a kicker or punter was selected from a team, that team could protect one additional non-import player in the first round of the Non-Import Draft. Ottawa selected one import player from each existing team in this round.

Pick # Player Position Original CFL Team
1 Kevin Glenn Quarterback Calgary Stampeders
2 Thomas DeMarco Quarterback BC Lions
3 Moton Hopkins Defensive Line Montreal Alouettes
4 Jonathan Williams Defensive Line Toronto Argonauts
5 Chevon Walker Running Back Hamilton Tiger-Cats
6 Wallace Miles Wide Receiver Winnipeg Blue Bombers
7 James Lee Offensive Line Saskatchewan Roughriders
8 Carlton Mitchell Wide Receiver Edmonton Eskimos

Round two: Non-Import Draft[edit]

Existing teams were able to protect six total non-import players, including the team's one protected quarterback and one protected kicker/punter. If a quarterback was selected in the Import Draft, eight total non-import players could be protected. If a kicker or punter was selected in the Import Draft, seven total non-import players could be protected. If a non-import kicker or punter was to be selected, it must be done in this round and, if so, that team was able to protect an additional two non-import players in the second round of the Non-Import Draft. Ottawa selected one non-import player from each existing team in this round.

Pick # Player Position Original CFL Team
9 Patrick Lavoie Fullback Montreal Alouettes
10 James Green Linebacker Winnipeg Blue Bombers
11 Keith Shologan Defensive lineman Saskatchewan Roughriders
12 Joe Eppele Offensive lineman Toronto Argonauts
13 John Delahunt Fullback Hamilton Tiger-Cats
14 Alexander Krausnick-Groh Offensive lineman Edmonton Eskimos
15 J'Michael Deane Offensive lineman Calgary Stampeders
16 Matthew Albright Offensive lineman BC Lions

Round three: Non-Import Draft[edit]

Existing teams were able to protect six more non-import players in addition to those that were protected in the second round. If a kicker or punter was selected in the Non-Import Draft, eight more non-import players could be protected. Ottawa selected one non-import player from each existing team in this round.

Pick # Player Position Original CFL Team
17 Marwan Hage Centre Hamilton Tiger-Cats
18 Eric Fraser Safety Calgary Stampeders
19 Jason Pottinger Linebacker Toronto Argonauts
20 Rory Kohlert Wide receiver Winnipeg Blue Bombers
21 Justin Capicciotti Defensive lineman Edmonton Eskimos
22 Zach Evans Defensive lineman Saskatchewan Roughriders
23 Andrew Marshall Defensive lineman BC Lions
24 Jordan Verdone Linebacker Montreal Alouettes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CFL in Ottawa on track for the 2014 season". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  2. ^ REDBLACKS expansion draft rescheduled for Dec. 16
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  4. ^ http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110812/OTT_Lansdowne_110812/20110812/?hub=OttawaHome

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