1996 CFL Canadian Amateur Draft

  • Date: March 14, 1996
  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Rounds: 7
  • Players selected: 61
Round Played / Picks (%) League GP
League Total 29 / 61 (47.54%) 1,751
1 8 / 9 (88.89%) 610
2 7 / 9 (77.78%) 595
3 6 / 9 (66.67%) 278
4 3 / 9 (33.33%) 141
5 3 / 8 (37.50%) 101
6 1 / 9 (11.11%) 10
7 1 / 8 (12.50%) 16

1996 Team Breakdown and Draft Success

Team Played / Picks (%) League GP Team GP
League Total 29 / 61 (47.54%) 1,751 865
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 5 / 8 (62.50%) 145 67
BC Lions 4 / 7 (57.14%) 217 71
Calgary Stampeders 4 / 7 (57.14%) 111 93
Montreal Alouettes 3 / 6 (50.00%) 404 286
Edmonton Eskimos 4 / 8 (50.00%) 286 76
Ottawa Rough Riders 3 / 6 (50.00%) 84 33
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3 / 7 (42.86%) 325 196
Saskatchewan Roughriders 2 / 8 (25.00%) 174 43
Toronto Argonauts 1 / 4 (25.00%) 5 0

1996 Draft Breakdown

Breakdown by Position
  • 9 — LB
  • 8 — OL
  • 8 — RB
  • 7 — DB
  • 5 — DT
  • 5 — WR
  • 3 — DE
  • 3 — DL
  • 3 — OT
  • 3 — SB
  • 2 — CB
  • 2 — FB
  • 2 — K
  • 1 — QB
Breakdown by College/Program
  • 5 — British Columbia (UBC)
  • 4 — Alberta
  • 4 — Simon Fraser
  • 3 — Northern Illinois
  • 3 — Saskatchewan
  • 2 — Bishop's
  • 2 — Carleton
  • 2 — Concordia
  • 2 — Michigan
  • 2 — Ottawa
  • 2 — St. Francis Xavier
  • 2 — Toronto
  • 2 — Washington State
  • 2 — Western Ontario
  • 2 — Windsor
  • 1 — Bemidji State, Calgary, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Guelph, Henderson State, Humboldt State, Indiana, Iowa State, James Madison, Jamestown, Kutztown, Long Island-Post, Manitoba, Minot State, Morgan State, North Dakota, Northeastern, Queen's, Tulsa, Western Kentucky, York

Canadian Amateur Draft Selections

Round–Pos
(Overall)
Team[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) EDM [OTT] Don Blair (SB) Calgary
1–2 (2) TOR Kelly Whiltshire (CB) James Madison
1–3 (3) SSK Mike Sutherland (OL) Northern Illinois
1–4 (4) WPG Andrew Henry (DB) Long Island-Post
1–5 (5) HAM Justin Ring (LB) Simon Fraser
1–6 (6) BC Mark Pimiskern (LB) Washington State
1–7 (7) EDM Duane Arrindell (OL) Northern Illinois
1–8 (8) CGY Farell Duclair (LB) Concordia
1–9 (9) MTL Denis Montana (WR) Concordia
2–1 (10) HAM [OTT] Kyle Walters (RB) Guelph
2–2 (11) WPG [TOR] Harry Van Hofwegen (DL) Carleton
2–3 (12) SSK Tom Monois (WR) Northeastern
2–4 (13) WPG Sean Reade (RB) Western Ontario
2–5 (14) HAM Mike Mihelic (OT) Indiana
2–6 (15) BC Andrew English (WR) British Columbia (UBC)
2–7 (16) EDM Jay Hamilton (RB) Alberta
2–8 (17) CGY Rob Robinson (DT) Cincinnati
2–9 (18) MTL Bryan Chiu (DT) Washington State
3–1 (19) OTT Sammie Brennan (DB) Bishop's
3–2 (20) TOR L.J. Eiben (WR) Humboldt State
3–3 (21) CGY [SSK] Jean-Agnes Charles (DB) Michigan
3–4 (22) WPG Shane Speena (LB) Henderson State
3–5 (23) SSK [HAM] Alton Francis (RB) Northern Illinois
3–6 (24) BC Brad Yamaoka (RB) British Columbia (UBC)
3–7 (25) EDM Sheldon Napastuk (DT) Iowa State
3–8 (26) CGY Cory Stevens (K) Minot State
3–9 (27) MTL Adam Cassidy (OL) Alberta
4–1 (28) OTT Grayson Shillingford (SB) British Columbia (UBC)
4–2 (29) SSK [TOR] Paul Frian (LB) St. Francis Xavier
4–3 (30) SSK Dwayne Ell (DL) North Dakota
4–4 (31) WPG Leonard Jean-Pierre (RB) York
4–5 (32) HAM Dan Brown (FB) Bemidji State
4–6 (33) BC Kevin Ho-Young (RB) St. Francis Xavier
4–7 (34) EDM Murray Cunningham (DL) Alberta
4–8 (35) CGY Vito Greco (LB) Carleton
4–9 (36) MTL Tom Hipsz (DE) Toronto
5–1 (37) OTT Darcy Curtis (DT) Simon Fraser
5–2 (38) OTT [TOR] George Savard (OL) Ottawa
5–3 (39) SSK Nelson Van Waes (SB) Tulsa
5–4 (40) WPG Stuart MacKenzie (OT) Western Kentucky
5–5 (41) HAM Paul Kent (OL) Kutztown
5–6 (42) BC Victor Bryan (DB) Simon Fraser
5–7 (43) EDM Joe Saul (DE) Saskatchewan
5–8 (44) CGY Jung-Yul Kim (OT) Toronto
5–9 MTL Forfeited pick for unknown reason
6–1 (45) OTT Robert McElwain (DB) Windsor
6–2 (46) TOR Tim Biakabutuka (RB) Michigan
6–3 (47) SSK Christopher Flory (OL) Saskatchewan
6–4 (48) WPG Mark Holmstrom (LB) Manitoba
6–5 (49) HAM Troy Russel (DB) Bishop's
6–6 (50) BC Bryan Bourne (OL) British Columbia (UBC)
6–7 (51) EDM Darcy Park (FB) Alberta
6–8 (52) CGY David Lane (OL) Simon Fraser
6–9 (53) MTL Adrian Rainbow (QB) British Columbia (UBC)
7–1 (54) OTT Michael Hendricks (LB) Ottawa
7–2 (55) TOR Craig Poole (WR) Windsor
7–3 (56) SSK Greg Moe (K) Saskatchewan
7–4 (57) WPG Gerald Lewis (LB) Eastern Michigan
7–5 (58) HAM David Burnie (DE) Western Ontario
7–6 (59) BC Paul Greenhow (CB) Queen's
7–7 (60) EDM Troy Shwetz (DB) Jamestown
7–8 CGY Pass
7–9 (61) MTL Marc Charles (DT) Morgan State

Sources

  • CFL Facts, Figures and Records 1996 Edition
  • The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia 2013 Edition

Contributors

  • No contributors for this draft.

Notices

  • No notices for this draft.