April 27, 2020

Stamps Make Final Preparations For Cfl Draft

The Calgary Stampeders are slated to pick first overall when the Canadian Football League draft is held on Thursday, Apr. 30.

The eight-round draft begins at 6 p.m. MDT with the first two hours being carried live on TSN and TSN3.

Since the current format of the draft – with the elimination of territorial exemptions – began in 1985, the Stamps have selected first overall on five occasions:

1986: DL Kent Warnock (University of Calgary)
1992: OL Bruce Covernton (Weber State)
2003: OL Steve Morley (Saint Mary’s)
2005: DL Miguel Robédé (Laval)
2014: OL Pierre Lavertu (Laval)

The Stampeders acquired the first overall selection when they swapped first-round selections with the Ottawa RedBlacks as part of the deal that transferred the playing rights to quarterback Nick Arbuckle from Calgary to Ottawa. The Stamps also acquired Ottawa’s third-round selection as part of the trade.

In addition, Calgary owns the BC Lions’ fourth-round pick as part of the trade that sent American offensive lineman Justin Renfrow and a fifth-round selection to the Leos.

Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel will be available via video conference call at the conclusion of the draft.

Calgary currently holds nine draft picks.

Stampeders picks

1st round: 1st overall (acquired from Ottawa on Jan. 3, 2020, in Nick Arbuckle trade)
2nd round: 15th overall
3rd round: 21st overall (acquired from Ottawa on Jan. 3, 2020, in Nick Arbuckle trade)
3rd round: 26th overall
4th round: 31st overall (acquired from BC Lions on July 28, 2019, in Justin Renfrow trade)
4th round: 34th overall
6th round: 52nd overall
7th round: 61st overall
8th round: 70th overall