CFL Draft

REDBLACKS sign 2023 first overall pick Dontae Bull

May 2, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
The Ottawa REDBLACKS have signed 2023 first overall draft pick, national offensive lineman Dontae Bull to a CFL rookie contract, the team announced today. “When drafting a player first overall, ...

BEHIND THE R | 2023 CFL Draft Night

May 2, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
With the 1st overall pick in the 2023 CFL Draft, the Ottawa RedBlacks have selected Dontae Bull from Fresno State University.

2023 CFL Draft Tracker

May 2, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
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 ...

REDBLACKS sign first overall Global Draft selection Blessman Ta’ala

May 2, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
The Ottawa REDBLACKS on Tuesday announced the club has signed first-overall Global Draft selection Blessman Ta’ala. “Blessman was a four-year starter at the University of Hawaii, and played ...

REDBLACKS add two players in 2023 CFL Global Draft

May 2, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
The Ottawa REDBLACKS selected Samoan defensive lineman Blessman Ta’ala with the first overall selection in the 2023 CFL Global Draft on Tuesday. With their second selection, 10th overall, ...

REDBLACKS Set For Draft Day 2023

May 2, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Today will be a busy day for the Ottawa REDBLACKS. Tuesday, May 2, 2023 officially marks the dawning of a new season, as both the CFL Global Draft, and CFL Draft take place; beginning at 11:00am ...

Stress, anxiety, happiness, and celebration: REDBLACKS reflect on their CFL Draft experience

May 2, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
The CFL Draft is a time of excitement. Nine franchises have a renewed sense of optimism, expecting to win a Grey Cup in November, and for the 72 players about to be taken, they sit with ...

2023 Draft Tracker

May 2, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS

REDBLACKS transactions: May 1, 2023

May 1, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
The Ottawa REDBLACKS announced the following signings, today: American defensive back Skyler Thomas HEIGHT: 5-9 | WEIGHT: 185 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1998-04-08 HOMETOWN: Whittier, CA | SCHOOL: ...

REDBLACKS taking final steps in CFL Draft preparation

May 1, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
The clock is ticking. When the CFL Draft gets underway on Tuesday night, the Ottawa REDBLACKS will find themselves on the clock, currently set to make the first-overall selection. It has been a ...

Top 10 draft picks in Ottawa REDBLACKS history

May 1, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
The CFL Draft is fast approaching, and the Ottawa REDBLACKS hold the first overall pick. In the past, they have built franchise greats from their selections and found players who brought them to ...


April 20, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
REDBLACKS Draft Viewing Party Do you want to see all the sites and sounds of the 2023 CFL DRAFT at a party with other R-Nation fans? Bring your family and friends to Otto’s Club at TD Place on ...

Decisions complicated by “consistent” talent at the CFL Combine

March 31, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
The CFL Draft continues to rapidly approach for the Ottawa REDBLACKS, who hold the number one selection, and the most picks overall of any franchise. With the combine having recently come and ...

REDBLACKS head to CFL Combine for final look at top prospects

March 22, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
The CFL Combine has arrived, marking another important milestone in the offseason. Top prospects eligible to be taken on May 2nd have converged on Edmonton, where they will participate in a ...

CFL Draft Report

May 3, 2022 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
  OTTAWA – The Ottawa REDBLACKS added nine new players on Tuesday night during the 2022 CFL Draft, led by second-overall pick, offensive lineman Zack Pelehos. “It was a great ...

2021 CFL Global Draft

April 14, 2021 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
The 2021 CFL Global Draft is here! The Global Draft will get underway on Thursday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET. You can follow along here, where we will be updating you live on our selections or the ...

RNation Rewind: Draft Edition w/ Ryan Lindley (feat. JP Bolduc & Antoine Pruneau)

April 28, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Chris Hofley catches up with former REDBLACKS QB Ryan Lindley with a surprise appearance from Antoine Pruneau and JP Bolduc – all from the Virtual Telus Media Centre.

Where to Watch: 2020 CFL Draft broadcast info

April 28, 2020 | Staff
The 2020 Canadian Football League Draft is set to kick off this Thursday and and TSN have sideline-to-sideline coverage of the selection process.

REDBLACKS all business and ready for Tonight’s CFL Draft

April 27, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
The 2020 CFL Draft is tonight at 8p.m. (Live on TSN and RDS, btw) This 2020 draft will be writing a new page in the league’s history because of these unprecedented times caused by the Covid-19 ...

REDBLACKS sign 2018 draft picks

May 16, 2018 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
The Ottawa REDBLACKS announced on Wednesday that the club has signed its entire 2018 draft class.