The Canadian Football League is tweaking its plans for its 2021 draft of Canadian players from U SPORTS in Canada, NCAA teams in the United States, and junior football.
General managers from the nine teams proposed the changes which were subsequently approved by the club presidents serving on the CFL’s Management Council.
University-level football on each side of the Canada-U.S. border has also made adjustments which could affect which players participate in the draft or are available to begin playing in the CFL in 2021.
In July, U SPORTS announced a one-time exemption to its Policy 184.108.40.206.1.1., which means that football players who did not have an opportunity to play Canadian university football this year because of the pandemic would be allowed another year of eligibility next year.
In light of these changes, the CFL will allow 2021 Draft eligible players to defer their Draft year to 2022.