May 2, 2023

2023 CFL Draft Tracker

The 2023 CFL Draft has begun, with your Ottawa REDBLACKS selecting first overall. Follow along on this page to see who we pick!

Round 1, Pick 1: Dontae Bull OL, Fresno State

The Ottawa REDBLACKS have selected Fresno State offensive lineman Dontae Bull with the first overall pick in the 2023 CFL Draft.

“This is an exciting moment for Dontae and the Ottawa REDBLACKS,” said General Manager Shawn Burke. “He is coming off a strong collegiate career playing NCAA Division 1 football and will fit well with our group. We’re happy he chose to make the move to Ottawa and the organization is thrilled to have him.”

Bull, 24, has spent the last five seasons with Fresno State, appearing in 37 games, altogether. The Victoria, British Columbia native started at right tackle for all seven games he suited up in during the 2022 campaign, before his season was cut short due to injury. He entered the year with no shortage of accolades, however; earning All-Mountain West offensive lineman honours, and participating in the 2022 Senior Bowl.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to be drafted first overall and to join a great organization like the Ottawa REDBLACKS,” said Bull. “I can’t wait to get on the field and show RNation what I’m all about.”

At Fresno State’s Pro Day, Bull put up 20 reps on the 225lbs bench press, as well as a 25.5in vertical jump, and eight-foot three-inch broad jump, despite still rehabbing his injured leg.

“We talk a lot as a staff about how our game starts from the line of scrimmage and we believe Dontae will be an excellent fit in the identity we want to have as a team,” said Head Coach Bob Dyce.

Round 2, Pick 10: Lucas Cormier DB, Mount Allison University

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 205 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 2001-05-07
HOMETOWN: Sackville, NB | SCHOOL: Mount Allison

Round 2, Pick 12: James Peter LB, University of Ottawa

HEIGHT: 5-10 | WEIGHT: 220 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1999-06-06
HOMETOWN: Ottawa, ON | SCHOOL: University of Ottawa

Round 2, Pick 17 (Territorial Selection): Daniel Oladejo, University of Ottawa

HEIGHT: 5-10 | WEIGHT: 192 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1999-09-13
HOMETOWN: Ottawa, ON | SCHOOL: University of Ottawa

Round 3, Pick 19: Aidan John DL, Saint Mary’s University

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 226 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 2000-07-01
HOMETOWN: Halifax, NS | SCHOOL: St. Mary’s

Round 3, Pick 25: Josh White LB, University of Regina

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 190 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 2000-05-16
HOMETOWN: Regina, SK | SCHOOL: Regina

Round 5, Pick 37: Daniel Perry WR, University of Saskatchewan

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 175 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 2000-02-02
HOMETOWN: Calgary, AB | SCHOOL: Saskatchewan

Round 6, Pick 46: Quintin Seguin DL, Charleston Southern University

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 270 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1998-04-22
HOMETOWN: Windsor, ON | SCHOOL: Charleston Southern

Round 7, Pick 55: Alex Fedchun DL, St. Francis Xavier University

HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 233 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1999-11-12
HOMETOWN: Calgary, AB | SCHOOL: St. Francis Xavier

Round 7, Pick 58: Amlicar Polk RB, University of Ottawa

HEIGHT: 5-10 | WEIGHT: 186 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 2000-07-17
HOMETOWN: Dundas, ON | SCHOOL: University of Ottawa