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%) 1,760
1 8 / 9 (88.89%) 610
2 7 / 9 (77.78%) 604
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%) 1,760 874
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%) 334 205
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.