The 2010 CFL Draft took place on Sunday, May 2, 2010 live at 12:00 PM ET on TSN.[1] 47 players were chosen from among eligible players from Canadian Universities across the country, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA. After a number of trades, including ones made on draft day, Toronto and BC wound up with the most picks with nine apiece. The defending Grey Cup champions, the Montreal Alouettes, had seven, while the Calgary Stampeders had six. The Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Winnipeg and the Saskatchewan Roughriders each had four. Of the 47 draft selections, 36 players were drafted from Canadian Interuniversity Sport institutions.[2]

The Saskatchewan Roughriders also had the option to increase their number of draft picks as part of the three-way trade that was completed with Winnipeg and Hamilton in April, 2009.[3] The Roughriders could have either swapped first round picks with Winnipeg in this year's draft or in the 2011 CFL Draft, or receive two second round picks in 2011 and 2012. This was done due to the uncertainty of the Stefan LeFors trade where the traded draft pick to Edmonton was conditional upon Lefors' performance. It was then confirmed that the Roughriders had chosen to swap first round picks with the Blue Bombers in this year's draft.[4]

Top prospects Edit

Source: CFL Scouting Bureau final rankings.[5]
Player Position College
1 4 15 Shomari Williams Linebacker Queen's
2 1 6 John Bender Offensive guard Nevada
3 2 3 Cory Greenwood Linebacker Concordia
4 3 2 Danny Watkins Offensive tackle Baylor
5 11 4 Joe Eppele Offensive tackle Washington State
6 7 12 Rob Maver Kicker/Punter Guelph
7 10 1 Brian Bulcke Defensive lineman Stanford
8 13 13 Taurean Allen Defensive back Wilfrid Laurier
9 12 Eddie Steele Defensive tackle Manitoba
10 Shawn Gore Wide receiver Bishop's Gaiters
11 Joel Reinders Offensive lineman Waterloo Warriors
12 5 9 J'Michael Deane Offensive lineman Michigan State
13 8 8 Joash Gesse Linebacker Montreal
14 Steven Turner Wide receiver Bishop's
15 6 14 Cory Watson Wide receiver Concordia
9 5 Akeem Foster Wide receiver St. Francis Xavier
14 7 Chima Ihekwoaba Defensive End Wilfrid Laurier
15 11 Nasser Jamal Offensive tackle Louisiana-Lafayette
10 Chris Rwabukamba Defensive back Duke


  • Hamilton forfeited their first round selection after selecting Zac Carlson in the 2009 Supplemental Draft.[8]

Round oneEdit

= CFL Division All-Star = CFL All-Star = Hall of Famer
Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
1 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Toronto[9]) Shomari Williams LB Queen's
2 Toronto Argonauts (via Saskatchewan[9] via Winnipeg[4]) Joe Eppele OT Washington State
3 Toronto Argonauts (via BC[10]) Cory Greenwood LB Concordia
4 BC Lions (via Toronto[10] via Saskatchewan[9] via Edmonton[11]) Danny Watkins OT Baylor
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Forfeit Pick[8]
5 Calgary Stampeders Rob Maver K/P Guelph
6 Edmonton Eskimos (via Winnipeg[12] via Saskatchewan[4]) Brian Bulcke DL Stanford
7 Montreal Alouettes Kristian Matte OL Concordia

Round twoEdit

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
8 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Toronto[9] via Saskatchewan via Toronto[13]) Jordan Sisco WR Regina
9 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (via Edmonton[12] via Winnipeg) Cory Watson WR Concordia
10 BC Lions Shawn Gore WR Bishop's
11 Toronto Argonauts (via Edmonton) Grant Shaw DB/K Saskatchewan
12 Edmonton Eskimos (via Hamilton[14]) Saleem Borhot DB Saint Mary's
13 Calgary Stampeders Taurean Allen DB Wilfrid Laurier
14 Montreal Alouettes (via Saskatchewan[15]) Chima Ihekwoaba DL Wilfrid Laurier
15 Montreal Alouettes Curtis Dublanko LB North Dakota

Round threeEdit

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
16 BC Lions (via Toronto) Joash Gesse LB Montréal
17 Calgary Stampeders (via Winnipeg[16]) John Bender OL Nevada
18 Toronto Argonauts (via BC[10]) Spencer Watt WR Simon Fraser
19 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Edmonton[14]) Samuel Fournier RB Laval
20 BC Lions (via Toronto[10] via Hamilton[17]) Hamid Mahmoudi DB Montréal
21 Calgary Stampeders J'Michael Deane OL Michigan State
22 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Winnipeg[18] via Edmonton[12] via Toronto via Saskatchewan[13]) Eddie Steele DT Manitoba
23 Montreal Alouettes Marc-Olivier Brouillette QB Montréal

Round fourEdit

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
24 BC Lions (via Toronto[10]) Nate Binder WR Tusculum College
25 BC Lions (via Toronto[10] via Edmonton[19] via Winnipeg) Akeem Foster WR St. Francis Xavier
26 Toronto Argonauts (via BC[10]) Joel Reinders OT Waterloo
27 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (via Edmonton[14]) Chris Rwabukamba DB Duke
28 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (via Hamilton[18]) Christopher Smith LB Queen's
29 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (via Calgary[16]) Anthony Woodson RB Calgary
30 Toronto Argonauts (via BC[10] via Saskatchewan) Steven Turner WR Bishop's
31 Montreal Alouettes Ryan Bomben OL Guelph

Round fiveEdit

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
32 Toronto Argonauts Michael Warner OL Waterloo
33 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Winnipeg) Patrick Neufeld OL Saskatchewan
34 BC Lions Cauchy Muamba DB St. Francis Xavier
35 Edmonton Eskimos Scott Ferguson OL St. Cloud State
36 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Justin Palardy K/P Saint Mary's
37 Calgary Stampeders Karl McCartney LB Saint Mary's
38 Saskatchewan Roughriders (via Toronto[20] via Saskatchewan[21]) Bruno LaPointe DL Buffalo
39 Montreal Alouettes Brian Ridgeway LB Simon Fraser

Round sixEdit

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
40 Toronto Argonauts Nasser Jamal OL Louisiana-Lafayette
41 BC Lions (via Winnipeg) Adam Baboulas OL Saint Mary's
42 BC Lions Matthew Chapdelaine WR Simon Fraser
43 Edmonton Eskimos Corbin Sharun DB St. Francis Xavier
44 Toronto Argonauts (via Hamilton) Conor Elliott LB Western
45 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (via Calgary[16]) Christopher Greaves DL Western
46 Calgary Stampeders (via Winnipeg[22] via Saskatchewan[3]) Oamo Culbreath OL British Columbia
47 Montreal Alouettes Justin Conn LB Bishop's

Notes Edit

  1. . Homegrown Talent Shines at the CFL Canadian Draft on TSN.
  2. CIS well represented: 34 players selected
  3. 3.0 3.1 . Riders Trade Wide Receiver Adarius Bowman.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 . CFL E-Camp opens Friday in Toronto.
  5. 5.0 5.1
  8. 8.0 8.1 . Ticats Claim Carlson in Supplementary Draft.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 . Lions and Argos complete draft day trade.
  11. . McGrath leaving the Roughriders to go back to Edmonton Eskimos.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 . Bombers trade away top pick.
  13. 13.0 13.1 . Kerry Joseph Traded to Argonauts.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 . Eskimos make another draft day trade to acquire Borhot.
  15. . Riders Acquire Donovan Alexander from Als.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 . Stampeders acquire Bryant and Franklin from Bombers.
  17. . Argonauts send Arland Bruce to rival Tiger-Cats.
  18. 18.0 18.1 . Ticats select four in 2010 CFL draft.
  19. . New Eskimo Parker says he’s worth more than fourth-rounder.
  20. . Roughriders Trade QB Bell to Argos for 5th Round Pick.
  21. . Riders and Argos reach deal for Washburn.
  22. . Stamps deal Canadian punter.

Preceded by
2009 CFL Draft
Canadian College Draft
Succeeded by
2011 CFL Draft
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