REDBLACKS select three in first-ever LFA/CFL draft in Mexico

The Ottawa REDBLACKS added three new players to their ranks on Monday in the first-ever draft in Mexico.

Held at Mexico’s Crowne Plaza and in conjunction with the Liga de Futbol Americano Professional (LFA), 27 players were selected by the CFL’s nine teams.

The REDBLACKS selected kicker Jose Carlos Maltos with their second overall pick. Maltos most recently suited up for two pre-season games with the BC Lions in 2018. He also spent time on the roster of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and suited up for Fundidores Monterrey in 2017.

The REDBLACKS also drafted receiver Guillermo Villalobos with the 11th overall pick and defensive lineman Maximiliano Soto with the 20th selection.

A summary of the entire draft can be viewed below:

ROUND 1

OVERALL CFL TEAM PLAYER POSITION TEAM
1 EDM Diego Jair Viamontes Cotera WR Mayas
2 OTT José Carlos Maltos Diaz K Fundidores
3 MTL Enrique Gerardo Yenny Romero K Borregos ITESM Tol
4 TOR Uriel Martínez Bernal DE Tigres UANL
5 HAM José Humberto Noriega Montiel WR Artilleros
6 SSK Rene Francisco Brassea Valenzuela OL Fundidores
7 BC Octavio Noé Gonzalez Chapa DL Fundidores
8 WPG Sergio Shiaffino Pérez DB Dinos
9 CGY Andres Salgado Gómez WR Condors

ROUND 2

OVERALL CFL TEAM PLAYER POSITION TEAM
10 EDM Daniel Carrete Landeros LB Dinos
11 OTT Guillermo Alberto Villalobos Zanabria WR Mexicas
12 MTL Diego Rojas Kuhlmann OL Borregos ITESM Tol
13 TOR Jose David Casarrubias Santiago DE Leones UAMN
14 HAM Omar Alejandro Cojolum Delgado RB Mayas
15 SSK Carlos Sebastián Olvera Rivas WR Aztecas UDLAP
16 BC Fernando Richarte Martinez WR Dinos
17 WPG Eduardo Manuel Hernández Reyes S Aztecas UDLAP
18 CGY Oscar Hugo Silva Reta K Dinos

ROUND 3

OVERALL CFL TEAM PLAYER POSITION TEAM
19 EDM Jose Alfonsin Romero DB Artilleros
20 OTT Maximiliano Soto Esquer DE Borregos ITESM Mty
21 MTL Juan Manuel Márquez Tamayo CB Aztecas UDLAP
22 TOR Chistian Alejandro Hernández Delgado LB Fundidores
23 HAM Luis Humberto López Tinoco RB Condors
24 SSK Francisco Javier García Ramírez CB Fundidores
25 BC Gerardo Elias Alvarez Ovalle WR Dinos
26 WPG Gabriel Amavizca Ortiz K Lobos BUAP
27 CGY Guillermo Caldéron Leal DL Aztecas UDLAP