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.
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2021 CFL Draft orderHamilton Saskatchewan Winnipeg B.C. Edmonton Ottawa Toronto Calgary 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.
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The league released its 2021 schedule on Nov. 20, four days after Ambrosie said that he was “optimistic” next season would proceed despite coronavirus cases continuing to surge across the country.
The regular season is scheduled to kick off June 10 in Winnipeg where the defending Grey Cup champion Blue Bombers host the Ticats in a rematch of the 2019 CFL final.
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